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NAPABA OFFICER PROFILES 


 PRESIDENT

  Pankit J. Doshi
 
McDermott Will and Emery
  Silicon Valley, CA 

 

 


Pankit J. Doshi is a Partner in the Silicon Valley, California, office of McDermott Will and Emery. Mr. Doshi focuses his practice on US employment law, preventative counseling, defending employers in both state and federal cases, and representing employers in complex class actions. These cases have involved trade secret misappropriation, whistleblowers, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims.


   PRESIDENT-ELECT

   Daniel Sakaguchi
   
Alto Litigation
   San Francisco, CA 



 

 

Daniel Sakaguchi is a partner at Alto Litigation, PC in San Francisco, CA. He handles litigation, arbitration, and appeals in a variety of areas, including complex commercial and intellectual property disputes, and has tried jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts from California to Missouri to Illinois.


  VP FOR FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT

  Courtney Fong
  Chief Legal Officer
  CompTIA 
   Downers Grove, IL

 


Courtney Fong is the Chief Legal Officer of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a leading voice and advocate for the $1.5 trillion U.S. information technology ecosystem. Prior to joining CompTIA, Courtney served as general counsel for various companies in the financial services industry. Courtney is an Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and a graduate of Northwestern University and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.


  VP FOR PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS

  Charles Jung
 
Principal
  
Nassiri & Jung LLP
  San Francisco, CA

  

 

 

Charles Jung is as a trial lawyer at Nassiri & Jung LLP, where he both defends wage and hour/employment cases and represents in-house lawyers and executives in their workplace disputes. Charles is a frequent commentator in the legal press on the topics of class actions, arbitration, and employment law. He graduated with Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Duke University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Master’s from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Kennedy Fellow.


VP FOR MEMBERSHIP

Tacie H. Yoon
Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, DC 



 

Tacie H. Yoon is at attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practices in the Insurance/Reinsurance and Bankruptcy groups. Ms. Yoon represents insurance carriers in complex coverage disputes, including those arising from underlying claims involving exposure to asbestos, environmental liability under CERCLA or similar state statutes, and negligent hiring/sexual molestation by educational administrators.


   VP FOR COMMUNICATIONS

 
   Sun E. Choi
   DC Metro Law, LLC
   Frederick, MD 


    




Sun E. Choi is the founding member of DC Metro Law LLC. Ms. Choi earned her BS from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from American University. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for the late Chief Judge E.N. Hamilton of D.C. Superior Court in Washington, D.C. Ms. Choi then served as prosecutor at the State's Attorney's Office for Frederick, Maryland, before entering private practice. Most recently, Ms. Choi was the first female Research Fellow and Lecturer invited by the Ministry of Justice for the Republic of Korea, at the Legal Research and Training Institute in late 2010 through mid-2011. While there, Ms. Choi provided research and lectures to senior prosecutors regarding the jury system involved in U.S. Criminal Law and Procedure.


   TREASURER

   Eugene Kim
   Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden 
   San Bernardino, CA
    


   

 


Eugene Kim is a business litigation attorney at Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden. He represents startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in protecting and enforcing their legal rights. He has tried numerous complex business, real estate, and intellectual property cases to verdict. Eugene has been recognized as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters, rated “A/V Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, recognized as a Top Lawyer in Inland Empire Magazine, and received the NAPABA Best Under 40 Award.


SECRETARY

Bonnie Lee Wolf
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, OH

 


Bonnie Wolf is an Assistant General Counsel at Nationwide Insurance. At Nationwide, Bonnie is a member of the Litigation Employment Department responsible for managing all aspects of agent litigation, including managing outside counsel. Previous to this role at Nationwide, Bonnie supported the Company’s exclusive sales channel in the P&C Sales Legal Practice group handling a wide variety of legal matters, including agent contracts and programs, investigations and pre-litigation matters.


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Cyndie M. Chang
Managing Partner
Duane Morris LLP
Los Angeles, CA

 

 
   

Cyndie M. Chang is the Los Angeles Managing Partner of Duane Morris LLP handling litigation and counseling involving complex business disputes and torts, real estate, trademarks, class actions, and products liability. Her services has spanned various industries, including fashion, retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, utilities, and telecommunications services. She also handles insurance coverage claims involving large, multimillion dollar environmental, asbestos and toxic tort matters. Cyndie has obtained favorable results as first chair for many kinds of businesses at trial and arbitration.


 

Regional Governors

Northeast Region

Rahat Babar

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General 

Victor Diune

Merrill Lynch 


 

Central Region

Avanti Bakane

Gordon & Rees LLP


 

Southeast Region

Christopher J. Chan



 

Southwest Region

Daniel Hu

United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas



 

Northwest Region

Dainen N. Penta

Leahy Fjelstad Peryea


 

Central California Region

Puneet Kakkar

U.S. Attorney's Office — Los Angeles


 

Eastern California/Nevada Region

Robert C. Kim

Ballard Spahr LLP


 

Southern California Region

Brian S. Sun

Prometheus Laboratories Inc.


 

Northern California Region

David Mesa

Sedgwick LLP


At-Large Members

Carolynn K. Beck

Murchison & Cumming LLP


Barbara Lum

Thompson Hine LLP


Christopher Sukhaphadhana

Mattel Inc.


Gary Zhao

SmithAmundsen LLC