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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006

September 2, 2014

Contact: Azizah Ahmad
(202) 775-9555


WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected 21 attorneys to receive the 2014 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award (BU40). The BU40 recognizes talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American (APA) 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 at relatively early stages in their careers. The BU40 Award will be presented on November 8, 2014, during the 2014 NAPABA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, to the following recipients:

  • Angela F. Chan, Asian American Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Samuel Go, Office of Immigration Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Chris Hope, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Teddy Kapur, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
  • Miriam Kim, Munger, Tolles & Olson
  • Jannie Lau, InterDigital, Inc.
  • Rachel Lee, EMC Corporation
  • Adeel Mangi, Patterson Belllnap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Vasu Muthyala, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Jennifer Chang Newell, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Erica Smith-Klocek, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey
  • Ivy Suriyopas, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Erica J. Suter, Law Offices of Erica J. Suter, LLC
  • Quyen Ta, Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Angelina Tsu, Zions Bancorporation
  • Krishna Veeraraghavan, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Bryan Wong, Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
  • Michele Wong, Microsoft Corporation
  • Gregory Wu, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Dawn Yamane Hewett, Arnold & Porter LLP

The 2014 class of honorees continues the BU40 legacy of excellence and leadership in both the legal and APA communities. This year’s BU40 honorees have vast and varied experiences – founding their own law firms, trying and winning major cases, representing Fortune 100 companies, combatting human trafficking, and advocating to protect the civil rights of APAs. NAPABA congratulates the 2014 Best Lawyers Under 40 and look forward to their future successes.


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and approximately 70 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes APA political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about APAs in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street NW, Ste. 510
Washington, DC 20006


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