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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street N.W., Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tina R. Matsuoka

November 25, 2009

(202) 775-9555

NAPABA ANNOUNCES 2009 “BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40” HONOREES

Washington, DC – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students, announced the 2009 recipients of NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Awards on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at its 21st Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Best Lawyers Under 40 Awards recognize talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American legal community who are under the age of 40 and have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields while demonstrating a strong commitment to the community.  This year’s Best Lawyers Under 40 honorees have tried and won major cases, founded law firms, handled important deals, and headed up corporate departments and practice groups – all at a relative early stage of their careers.  NAPABA congratulates this year’s Best Lawyers Under 40 Award recipients:

  • Wendy Wen Yun Chang
    Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Lee C. Cheng
    Newegg Inc.
  • Vince Chhabria
    San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
  • Erika Hiramatsu
    California Office of the Attorney General
  • Warren Szutse Huang
    Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Charlotte J. Kim
    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Celia W. Lee
    San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
  • Daniel K. Lew
    Sixth Judicial District Public Defender
  • Gilbert K.S. Liu
    Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Karen T. Nakasone
    Office of the Public Defender, State of Hawaii
  • Toni D. Nguyen
    Belo Corp.
  • May Mon Post
    The Post Law Firm
  • Sean D. Reyes
    Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Anne I. Shaw
    Shaw & Associates
  • John C. Truong
    United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia
  • Trung D. Tu
    McEwen Gisvold LLP
  • Michael A. Yap
    Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Steven K. Yoda
    Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks & Lincenberg PC

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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 61 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.


 

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