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					                     National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

                                1612 K Street N.W., Suite 1400
                                   Washington, D.C. 20006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     Contact: Palak Sheth
December 16, 2008                                                               (202) 775-9555

                  NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2008-2009 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
                     AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW COMMITTEES

Washington, D.C. – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is pleased to
announce the 2008-2009 Co-Chairs for NAPABA’s Committees. Many of these Co-Chairs are
returning to contribute their vast experience from having served as a NAPABA Committee Co-Chair
previously. Others are joining as first-time Co-Chairs, diversifying and broadening NAPABA’s
leadership. NAPABA launched two new Committees this year, the Criminal Law Committee and the
Mentoring Committee. NAPABA members have expressed significant interest in both new
Committees, which have already begun implementing their missions. Committee meetings and
receptions were held at the NAPABA Annual Convention on November 19-23 in Seattle, WA, to
encourage participation and plan Committee projects for the upcoming bar year. More information
about NAPABA’s committees can be found on the NAPABA website at www.napaba.org.
Congratulations to NAPABA’s Committee Co-Chairs for 2008-2009!


   ABA Delegate Committee                          By Laws Committee
   John C. Yang                                    Philip Wong
   Wiley Rein LLP                                  Holland & Knight LLP
   Washington, DC                                  Chicago, IL

   Amicus Committee                                Civil Rights Committee
   Rita Gunasekaran                                Juliet K. Choi
   Haight Brown & Bonesteel                        American Red Cross National
   Los Angeles, CA                                 Headquarters
                                                   Washington, DC
   Robert S. Chang
   Seattle University School of Law                Paul Igasaki
   Seattle, WA                                     Equal Justice Works
                                                   Washington, DC
   Awards Committee
   Alice Wong                                      Tsiwen M. Law
   Nordstrom                                       Law & Zaslow LLC
   Seattle, WA                                     Philadelphia, PA

   Paul Estuar
   Litt Estuar Harrison Kitson, LLP
   Los Angeles, CA
Criminal Law Committee                    International Committee
Byung J. Pak                              Cedric Chao
Schiff Hardin LLP                         Morrison & Foerster LLP
Atlanta, GA                               San Francisco, CA

Michael S. Kim                            Nicholas V. Chen
Kobre & Kim                               The Pamir Law Group
New York, NY                              Taipei, Taiwan

Wesley Hsu                                Phil Shinn
Office of the United States Attorney      Fox Rothschild LLP
Los Angeles, CA                           San Francisco, CA

Database Committee                        Judicial Council Committee
Billy R. Chan                             Judge Alvin T. Wong
Law Offices of Billy Chan                 DeKalb County Courthouse
San Francisco, CA                         Decatur, GA

Finance Committee                         Judiciary Committee
Paul O. Hirose                            Wendy Wen Yun Chang
Isuzu Motors America, Inc.                Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Cerritos, CA                              Los Angeles, CA

Immigration Committee                     James Ho
Jared Leung                               Solicitor General of Texas
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP    Dallas, TX
Wanchai, Hong Kong
                                          John C. Yang
Margaret W. Wong                          Wiley Rein LLP
Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co. LPA         Washington, DC
Cleveland, OH
                                          Labor & Employment Committee
In-House Counsel Committee                Princeton H. Kim
Gordon Yamate                             Reed Smith
Los Gatos, CA                             Los Angeles, CA

Intellectual Property Section Committee   Brad Yamauchi
Esther H. Lim                             Minami Tamaki LLP
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett &      San Francisco, CA 94108
Dunner LLP
Washington, DC                            Legislative Committee
                                          Hiroaki (Bob) Sakaniwa
Henry C. Su                               American Immigration Lawyers Association
Howrey LLP                                Washington, DC
East Palo Alto, CA
                                          Caroline T. Nguyen
                                          WilmerHale
                                          Washington, DC
Litigation Committee                    Partners Committee
Vincent Chang                           Bruce Ishimatsu
Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP            Loeb & Loeb LLP
New York, NY                            Los Angeles, CA

Sophia Lee                              Personnel Committee
Sunoco, Inc.                            John C. Yang
Philadelphia, PA                        Wiley Rein LLP
                                        Washington, DC
Mentoring Committee
Andrew J. Yamamoto                      Pro Bono & Community Services Committee
Culver City, CA                         Suzan Chau
                                        Chamber of The Honorable Victor J.
Bettina Yip                             DiNubile, Jr.
AT&T Mobility                           Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta, GA
                                        Mytrang Nguyen
Membership Committee                    Pro Bono Institute
Emily Kuo                               Washington, DC
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center                           Karin Wang
Houston, TX                             Asian Pacific American Legal Resource
                                        Center
Military & Veterans Affairs Committee   Los Angeles, CA
Benes Aldana
United States Coast Guard               Public Sector Committee
Seattle, WA                             Camilla Eng
                                        Office of the City Attorney
Marty Lorenzo                           Los Angeles, CA
DLA Piper
San Diego, CA                           Lai Sun Yee
                                        New York State Executive Chamber
Kay Wakatake                            New York, NY
OIC, Mannheim Law Center
Germany                                 Real Property
                                        Judy Lam
Newsletter Committee                    Dreier Stein & Kahan
Alice Wong                              Santa Monica, CA
Nordstrom
Seattle, WA                             Phong (Jacques) N. Tran
                                        Tran & Tran PC
Nominations and Elections Committee     Mount Laurel, NJ
Joseph J. Centeno
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell
Philadelphia, PA
Regional Conference Committee                      Women’s Leadership Committee
Victor W. Diune                                    Lisa E. Chang
Merrill Lynch Trust Company, FSB                   Law Office of Lisa E. Chang PC
Boston, MA                                         Decatur, GA

Janet Shih Hajek                                   Annie Chuang
Greenberg Taurig LLP                               Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Washington, DC                                     San Francisco, CA

Solo and Small Firm Committee                      Margaret Fujioka
Bonita Hwang Cho                                   Oakland City Attorney’s Office
Cheng, Cho & Yee PC                                Oakland, CA
Chicago, IL
                                                   Young Lawyers Committee
Charles M. Yoon                                    Eileen Sullivan
Yoon & Kim LLP                                     Sullivan Law Firm
New York, NY                                       Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition                 Bryant Yang
Andy Le                                            Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ernst & Young                                      Los Angeles, CA
Long Island City, NY

Honorable Brian Kim
District Court of Maryland for
Montgomery County
Rockville, MD

Honorable Erica Yew
Santa Clara Superior Court
San Jose, CA

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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association
of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA
represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 57 local Asian Pacific American bar
associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel,
legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific
American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA
provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for
equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant
sentiment, and promotes professional development of minorities in the legal profession.