Charles Jung | Candidate for Vice President for Programs and Operations

Charles H. Jung

Candidate for Vice President for Programs and Operations

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Candidate Statement

I love NAPABA's mission, and have done my best to put my ideas, resources, and energy into advancing it. We are a voice for APAs in the profession; we promote justice and equity for all APAs; and we foster professional development, advocacy, and community involvement.

Improvements to NAPABA’s Programs & Operations

As your Vice President for Programs and Operations, I've been happy to contribute to programming and operational improvements that have strengthened NAPABA. These include:

  • Crafting NAPABA’s well-received mid-career leadership program—the Leadership Advancement Program (LAP)
  • Authoring NAPABA’s balanced budget resolution and the NAPABA Endowment resolution. These resolutions helped NAPABA stop a persistent problem, and they helped us achieve a significant surplus for the first time in several years.
  • Creating the NAPABA Affiliate Best Practices Webinar Series.

In my time on the board, and consistent with our Strategic Plan, I've also created or contributed to many of NAPABA's innovative programs, including the National Voter Protection & Registration Program, the NAPABA Connects Program (formerly Pitch Sessions), the creation of the California APA Bar Association (Cal-APABA), the creation of California Lobby Day, the creation of the Post-Practice Network, and the adoption of a version of the Mansfield Rule to increase the pool of female candidates for Regional Governor board positions.

There is more work to be done to best align our programs and operations with NAPABA’s mission. I will continue the work through the Programs & Operations Task Force to make changes that improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Dialogue About NAPABA’s Direction

I also believe that it is time for us as the NAPABA community to re-engage in an open dialogue with our members and affiliates about the following fundamental questions:

1. Are we still an affiliate and member-driven organization or has our culture transformed into NAPABA, Inc.? Our mission statement includes community involvement, and in the past, we have encouraged attorney volunteerism. I wonder if we have struck the correct balance of centralization (with its concomitant costs) and community involvement?

2. Can we do more to be an effective voice for our profession and effective advocates for our community? Recently, our affiliates and members have reached out to NAPABA for help. Have we been adequately responsive to their needs and the needs of our community?

3. Can NAPABA do more to be inclusive? The majority of our community of APA attorneys are not in large firms or large corporations, and the attendance at our Convention by government, public interest, and solo/small firm attorneys has dwindled over time. Can we take more meaningful steps to include others?

I look forward to working with you to engage in this dialogue, further improve the programs we deliver to our members, and increase the contributions we make to our community. I would be honored to have your support.

Candidate Bio

Charles Jung serves as NAPABA’s VP for Programs & Operations. He is passionate about community mobilization and public policy. His day job is as a trial lawyer at Nassiri & Jung LLP, where he both defends wage and hour/employment cases and represents professionals, executives, and founders 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. His honors and awards include being named a Top 100 Northern California Attorney every year since 2013 and inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2009. Charles is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent® (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell® in Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Class Actions. He previously served NAPABA as an At-Large Board Member, Programs Task Force chair, Leadership Task Force Chair, and committee co-chair. In addition, he serves as President of Cal-APABA, President of AABA Greater Bay Area, a director of the Bar Association of San Francisco, an IAKL Regional Governor, and an Elections Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco.


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NAPABA Affiliate Endorsements

Affiliate Name 
Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago
Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association 
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County 
Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association 
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey  
Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
Korean American Bar Association of Chicago 
Filipino Bar Association of Northern California 
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Philippine American Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York
National Filipino American Lawyers Association
Missouri Asian American Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
Orange County Korean American Bar Association
Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas

Individual Endorsements

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

Name Company*
Ruthe Ashley
Ruthe Ashley 
Alen Hsu  Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 
Eve Guillergan  Eve Guillergan PLLC 
Marvin Dang  Law Off. of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLLC 
Kim Gray   
Darryl Woo  Goodwin Procter LLP 
Laurie Rose Lubiano The Climate Corporation
Gary Zhao  SmithAmundsen
Lisa Dickinson  Dickinson Law Firm
Craig Nakanishi  Cades Schutte LLP 
George Wu  Lathrop Gage 
Richard Juang  Goldberg Segalla 
Inchan Hwang  Stinson LLP
Kyong Kim  Se Soeurs LLC
Gary Yoshimura  Retired
Donna Chin Donna C Chin, Esq.
Darryl Woo  Goodwin Procter LLP
Sidney Kanazawa  McGuireWoods LLP
Sharlene D. Lee   
Brian Byun  City Attorney's Office, City of Vernon
Emily Howe  ThinkDignity
Sandy Sakamoto  LimNexus LLP 
Parkin Lee  Rockefeller Group
Angela Hsu President-Elect, GAPABA
Jhanice Domingo  Einhorn Barbarito
Randall B. Yee  Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Vincent Gonzales  Southern California Gas Company
Jack Chan  Law Office of Jack Chan LLC
Peter Huh  Litchfield Cavo LLP
Bonnie Youn  The RMN Agency
Irene Mo  Aleada Consulting
Deanna Kwong  Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Grace Yoo  Law Offices of Grace E. Yoo
Maximilian Jo  CJ Entertainment America
I. Neel Chatterjee Goodwin Procter LLP
Philip Nulud  Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Jacob Chen  Dai & Associates
Sun Choi  DC Metro Law, LLC
Gene Woo  California Department of Insurance
Christine Noma  Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean
EJ Thorsen   
Neal Jagtrap  Kinestral Technologies
David Tsai  Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 
Vincent Roldan  Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler PC
Phillip Shin  Lim Nexus, LLP
Ted Ting  Bank of America

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