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2020 NAPABA Convention

Tacie Yoon

 Tacie H. Yoon 

 Candidate for Vice President for Membership

  Endorse Candidate

 

 

 
  


Personal Statement

I am in my second term as NAPABA Vice-President for Membership, and I would be honored to receive your vote to allow me to continue serving NAPABA in this role in 2017-2018.

Goals

Consistent with NAPABA’s strategic plan, I have been focusing on several initiatives to increase NAPABA membership, enhance membership benefits, and increase membership revenue. Many of these efforts are ongoing, and I intend to see them through to fruition if elected.

First, working with a Membership Task Force, I have analyzed and streamlined NAPABA’s direct membership categories and have rolled out a new direct member convention registration discount in addition to the standard member discount. Our efforts to increase membership include identifying and providing additional membership benefits and promoting NAPABA to other bar associations and inviting their members to see what NAPABA has to offer.

Second, I have worked to provide greater support for NAPABA affiliates and prospective affiliates, including presenting a series of Affiliate Best Practices webinars which have focused on Board Governance, Judicial Nominations, and Advocacy. At the beginning of the bar year, I worked with the Vice President for Communications and the Vice President for Programs and Operations to provide an orientation for regional governors to help them be as effective as possible at communicating with the affiliates in their regions, serving as conduits of important information, and supporting the affiliates as needed. I had the affiliate application materials posted on the NAPABA website, and am continuing to add other relevant documents and resources to the website. The membership task force is also soliciting feedback from all affiliates to enhance the affiliate experience and assess the quality and types of benefits that NAPABA provides.

Third, in order to generate a reliable source of non-convention revenue, we are examining the membership dues structure to determine whether and to what extent changes are needed. Although the number of affiliates and national associates has grown over recent years, affiliate dues have not increased in nearly ten years. Although that kind of change may be challenging, it is necessary to generate sufficient revenue from multiple sources, including membership, to support NAPABA’s growth and high quality programs and operations.

Background and Qualifications

I have been involved in NAPABA for many years. Prior to serving as Vice President for Membership, I served as Secretary for two years. I have attended every NAPABA convention since 2008, and was a Co-Chair of the D.C. Host Committee for the 2012 NAPABA Convention. I have attended Lobby Day every year for the past four years. I plan to attend each of the regional conferences this year, and attended all of the regional conferences last year. In 2013, I was proud to be chosen to represent NAPABA at the inaugural 2013 Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, and I returned to Minneapolis for the alumni portion of the CBLA in 2014 and 2017.

At the local level, I have been actively involved in APABA-DC since 2007. I have held several positions on the APABA-DC board, including president, and I have served on APABA-DC’s nominations committee almost every year since 2008. I am also a member of APABA-VA and APABA-MD. I am active in the ABA, as well. Most recently, I received an ABA Presidential Appointment to serve on the Advisory Commission of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress for 2017-18. I have also been a Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Committee on Diversity since 2014, when I had the honor of being selected as one of three TIPS Connect! Diversity Fellows. My involvement in the ABA gives me an additional platform to promote the benefits of NAPABA membership and publicize NAPABA programs, events, and achievements.

Conclusion

I have enjoyed meeting many NAPABA members at the Regional Conferences, the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, NAPABA Lobby Day, and at several affiliates’s annual gala dinners. I am excited by NAPABA’s growth, the high quality of NAPABA’s programs, the dedication of NAPABA’s staff, and the enthusiasm of NAPABA members. I would be very grateful for your support and for the opportunity to continue to serve NAPABA, its members, and the APA legal community as Vice-President for Membership for 2017-18.

If you have any questions, please contact me at tyoon@crowell.com. Thanks very much.


Candidate Bio

Tacie H. Yoon is an attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC, where she practices in the Insurance and Reinsurance group. Tacie represents insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes, including those arising from underlying mass tort claims involving asbestos, environmental pollution, and alleged wrongful acts of educators and clergy. Tacie also protects insurers’ rights in bankruptcy cases in which the debtor’s insurance may be its most valuable asset. From time to time, Tacie collaborates with teams of Crowell attorneys from other practice groups to advise clients of the risks or benefits of purchasing or investing in companies that face exposure to asbestos liability, or that have emerged from an asbestos bankruptcy.

Tacie is actively involved in local and national bar activities. She is currently serving in her second term as Vice President for Membership and member of the Executive Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). She previously served as NAPABA’s Secretary (2013-2015). Tacie was also President of NAPABA’s Washington, DC, affiliate (APABA-DC), and has participated for many years on APABA-DC’s Nominations Committee, which interviews candidates for judicial vacancies in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. In 2014, she was selected to participate in the inaugural ABA TIPS CONNECT! Diversity Fellows program, and she continues her involvement as a Vice Chair of the TIPS Committee on Diversity. In 2017, she received an ABA Presidential Appointment to serve on the Advisory Commission of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tacie received her BA from Yale University and herJD from Boston College Law School.


Endorsements

Name Company*
Courtney Fong  
Marvin Dang  Law Off. of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLLC
Kathleen Chen   
Daniel Sakaguchi  Alto Litigation 
Jason DeJonker  Bryan Cave LLP 
Gary Zhao  SmithAmundsen LLC 
Gary Korn  Internet Info Inc 
Sun Choi  DC Metro Law, LLC 
Bridgette Ahn  Law Office of Bridgette Y. Ahn 
Emilia Castillo  CASTILLO LAW OFFICES/MEDIATION ARBITRATION 
Charles Jung  NASSIRI & JUNG LLP 
Miriam Kim  Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 
Lisa Dickinson  Dickinson Law Firm PLLC 
Christopher Chan  RedMart 
National Filipino American Lawyers Association   
Dainen Penta  Leahy Fjelstad Peryea 
William Tong  Finn Dixon & Herling LLP 
Linda Wong  ProFile Discovery 
Bonnie Youn  The RMN Agency 
Debbie Crockett  Cheffy Passidomo, P.A. 
Jae Pak  Microsoft Corporation 
Alexander Lee  Law Offices of Alexander M. Lee 
Annette Kwok   
Inchan Hwang  Gray Plant Mooty 
Ireneo Reus  THE REUS LAW FIRM 
David Kim  Stinson Leonard Street 
Benjamin Reyes  Contra Costa Superior Court 
Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago   
Lesley Arca  Jurisprudence Health Law Group PC 

 

*All work or organizational affiliations disclosed are for identification and disclosures purposes only, and do not constitute endorsements by those institutions.