APABA-PA Leadership

 

Members,


After evaluating the nominations submitted for Officer and Executive Committee positions, the APABA-PA Board Governance Committee has issued a slate of recommended candidates for the membership to consider.  APABA-PA will hold its End-of-the-Year General Membership Meeting in December 2014, when the membership will vote on the slate of candidates.  The date, time, and location of the meeting will be announced shortly.  

 

2015 Slate of Officers and Excutive Committee

 

OFFICERS

 
 

Rahat Babar

President

rahat.babar@gmail.com

 

Su Ming Yeh

President-Elect

smyeh@pailp.org

 

Lindsay S. Kim Chung

Vice-President

lsjchung@gmail.com

 

Bryan Tham

Corresponding Secretary

thamb@pepperlaw.com

 

Djung Tran

Recording Secretary

djung253@gmail.com

 

Stacy Ip-Mo

Treasurer

sipmo@deloitte.com

 

Keith Lee

Assistant Treasurer

Keith.Lee@pacourts.us

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


 

 

Suzan Chau

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John Encarnacion works at White and Williams LLP, where he practices in the field of insurance subrogation and commercial litigation.  He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania since 2000.  Additionally, John is a Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors and is on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia VIP and the Leadership Board of the Villanova University School of Law Minority Alumni Society.  John was one of 30 Pennsylvania attorneys honored by The Legal Intelligencer and a panel of judges throughout the state as "Lawyers on the Fast Track" for 2010.  He enjoys running, snowboarding and frequenting Philadelphia’s many fine restaurants and bars.

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John S. Han serves in the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Gang Section in Washington, D.C. In this position, he investigates and prosecutes major federal RICO cases involving national and international organized crime groups. In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Han received the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for superior sustained performance of duty. In 2009, Mr. Han received the ATF National Honor Award for the successful RICO prosecution of 14 members and associates of the violent international criminal organization known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

John Huh

 

Jacquie Huynh-Linenberg

 

Pearl Kim

 

Assistant D.A. Delaware County and cross-designated by Montgomery County D.A.;  active member of Community Outreach Committee.

 

Tsiwen Law

 

JuHwon Lee

 

Sophia Lee

 

Diana Lin

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Evan Y. Liu, M.D., J.D., is a 2006 graduate of the Widener University School of Law as well as a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University/Jefferson Medical College 5-Year Cooperative Program. Prior to being admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Dr. Liu was a 15-year veteran of full time Emergency Medicine practice in the Delaware Valley and has been a board certified Family Practitioner. He has completed an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Family Medicine, and was the Assistant Director of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.

 

In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Liu was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.

 

Helen Mountain

 

Richard Ramones

 

Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard F. Wells; active member of Community Outreach Committee for several years, and member of Policy Committee.

 

Bryan Tham

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Djung Tran is the principal at Tran Law Associates, a firm that concentrates on immigration and family law.  Djung’s other legal experiences include representing victims and survivors of domestic violence in a non-profit setting, and representing local government in land use, development and zoning matters, and in drafting ordinances.  Djung is a past chair of the Community Outreach Committee of APABA-PA, where she served with the goal of increasing local APA community members’ understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities, connecting APAs with available legal resources, and drawing attention to injustices committed against APAs.

 

Suzanne Young

 

Kay Kyungsun Yu

 

Winston Yuan

EX-OFFICIO

 
 

Erica Smith-Klocek

 

Jennifer Lin

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Ms. Tsai is a business litigation partner at the Philadelphia office of Archer & Greiner, P.C. with a practice concentrating in ethics and regulatory compliance. Ms. Tsai also advises international clients on emerging business litigation and compliance issues.  Ms. Tsai was appointed to Philadelphia's Zoning Code Commission to help reshape the City's ability to facilitate sustainable growth. Ms. Tsai re-entered private practice after serving as Chair of Administrative Law at the City of Philadelphia Law Department from 2000-2003.  Ms. Tsai is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania , New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 

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Deborah Hong is a partner in the Business Department of the law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she serves as Vice Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2010, Ms. Hong was named a recipient of the Best Under 40 award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Ms. Hong is the immediate past President and current Executive Committee Member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Trustees for The Center for Literacy.

  May Mon Post (ex-officio)
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Kay Kyungsun Yu is the Chairperson of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.  In July 2008, Mayor Michael A. Nutter appointed Kay to serve and in March 2009, she became the first Asian American to chair the Commission.  On March 1, 2011, the Commission released its report, “Widening the Circle of Our Concern: Public Perceptions of the School District of Philadelphia’s Response to Intergroup Conflicts.”  Also in March 2011, City Council passed landmark legislation overhauling and expanding the protections of Philadelphia's civil rights law.  A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Kay began practicing in 1993.  While in private practice until August 2010, Kay focused on ERISA litigation.  Kay is a five-time finisher of IronMan distance triathlons and is an avid marathoner.

Liaisons to Executive Committee

 
Student Liaison

TBA

Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Liaison

Winston Yuan

Western Pennsylvania Liaison TBA
 
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