LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & BOARD CHAIR

Letter from the Executive Director & Board Chair

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) was founded to serve and advocate for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Decades later, our commitment to advancing justice for all marginalized communities has never been more important than it is now.

2016 was an incredible year for our communities and civic engagement. As a growing social, political, and economic force, AANHPIs made great strides in raising our voice during a critical election year. Advancing Justice-LA is proud to have worked with key community partners in naturalizing almost 9,000 new U.S. citizens, calling over 100,000 AANHPI voters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for the June and November 2016 elections, and sending more than 200 volunteers to monitor polling sites across Southern and Central California on Election Day in November.

Beyond the elections, we are also proud of our ongoing work on behalf of immigrant workers, including fighting for justice for 11 trafficked workers from the Philippines, who remained resilient despite slave-like conditions at a popular local French bakery, and nearly 400 port truck drivers, who successfully fought a company that defied them at every turn. And as AANHPI communities move beyond traditional gateway cities like Los Angeles, we strengthened and expanded our Orange County office to better serve and protect one of the fastest-growing AANHPI populations anywhere in the nation.

Thank you for your generous support that has allowed us to continue our work. We will not back down from our mission or our fight to protect our communities. We are stronger now than ever before because of your partnership.

Sincerely,


President & Executive Director

Nita Song
Chair, Board of Directors

MOBILIZING OUR COMMUNITY

2016 election & civic engagement

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. With a population of over 21 million, the AANHPI electorate is increasingly influential yet remains largely ignored by campaigns, candidates, and political parties. According to the Asian American Election Eve Poll, which Advancing Justice-LA supported, mobilizingalthough 70% of registered Asian American voters casted their ballot in the 2016 general election, only 43% of Asian American voters had been contacted by a campaign or political party to ask to vote or register to vote.

AANHPI voters comprise 10% of Los Angeles County and 14% of Orange County voters. This makes get-out-the-vote efforts like ours particularly important. Advancing Justice-LA worked in close partnership with 20 AANHPI community-based organizations through the nonpartisan “Your Vote Matters” campaign, which made over 65,000 calls in 11 AANHPI languages and English in the months leading up to the November 8th election. As a result, these and other efforts helped turn out 70% of Asian American voters in California during a critical election year.

Many AANHPI voters rely on language assistance to help them vote, including 50% of Korean American voters and 46% of Chinese American voters. On election day, we executed one of the nation’s largest poll monitoring efforts in partnership with Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, training and mobilizing over 600 volunteers to monitor 1,200 polling places in 25 counties across California. We trained poll monitoring volunteers to ensure that all required translated materials were present at the polling sites and that limited-English proficient voters were able to vote on election day.

Nadia Smita

“So many people are becoming citizens every day and they just don’t understand that they have so much power in their hands. I want them to know that they do have the power to change where we live, who we are, and how we want to live.”

– Nadia Smita,
“Your Vote Matters” phone banking volunteer
Read about another one of our volunteer’s experiences. »

ACTIVATING OUR COMMUNITY

Endless Possibilities. Citizenship Now!

Over 300,000 Asian Americans in Southern California are eligible for U.S. citizenship. Of this, more than half live in Los Angeles County alone. During an important election year, Advancing Justice-LA launched the “Endless Possibilities. Citizenship Now!” campaign to encourage more Asian immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship. In partnership with 12 community-based organizations and 15 Asian ethnic media outlets, the campaign promoted the benefits of citizenship in 21 different languages and dialects.

U.S. citizenship remains the strongest protection of one’s livelihood and rights in the United States. In addition to access to jobs, increased income, family reunification, the freedom to travel, and the right to vote, citizenship offers protection from deportation.

This united effort between community and media partners was unprecedented in scope and impact, resulting in the completion of nearly 1,100 citizenship applications and over 600 fee waivers for low-income applicants, saving them over $500,000 in citizenship fees. Since the campaign began, we received double the usual amount of citizenship-related calls — nearly 3,500 by the end of 2016. Further, we enrolled over 450 individuals in ESL and Civics courses to ensure that our clients are setup to succeed in the naturalization process. Overall, Advancing Justice-LA and our citizenship partners across the United States assisted 9,000 citizenship applicants in 2016.

“If you can vote, you’re alive. The best thing you can do as a citizen is to vote.”

— Rosadell Bay, Citizenship client who, despite a sickness that left her home-bound, naturalized in order to vote in the 2016 election
Read more about Ms. Bay’s story. »

BRINGING JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Port Truck Drivers Case

After a years-long battle, Advancing Justice-LA, in partnership with Wage Justice Center, reached a $5 million class action settlement on behalf of nearly 400 immigrant Korean and Latino American port truck drivers who were misclassified as independent contractors.

The port trucking company, QTS, Inc., hid behind purported bankruptcy protections to avoid being liable for shifting the costs of operating their business to the drivers. The drivers were forced to cover the general maintenance and repair costs of their trucks, including insurance, and were left to work dangerously long hours for poverty-level wages.

The case is the first wage and hour settlement to successfully attack the dual scheme of misclassification and using bankruptcy to avoid liability, which are endemic in the port trucking industry and many other low-wage sectors, sending a strong signal to drivers and other exploited workers that justice is possible.

Read more about the port truck drivers.»

 

L’Amande Bakery Case

In 2016, Advancing Justice-LA secured a $15.2 million default judgement and T (trafficking) visas for 11 Filipino bakery workers trafficked from the Philippines by the owners of L’Amande French Bakery, a high-end bakery with shops in Beverly Hills and Torrance.

Upon arriving in the United States, the workers were threatened with an $11,000 debt unless they agreed to work at the bakery for at least three years. Alongside working 17-hour days for less than minimum wage and no overtime pay, the workers also served as domestic servants, often expected to do construction or cleaning work at the owners’ personal home. When the workers tried to fight back, the bakery owners threatened to deport them and retaliate against their family members back in the Philippines.

A year after the workers bravely filed suit against their traffickers, they continue to rebuild their lives and reunite with family in the United States. Advancing Justice-LA continues to seek payment on the default judgement from the bakery owners who abandoned the lawsuit and fled the country.

Read more about the L’Amande Bakery workers.»

“I am grateful for the hard work of our lawyers for listening to our hearts and believing in us. ”

— Romar Cunanan, former bakery worker

 

EXPANDING COMMUNITY IMPACT

Orange County Office – 10 Year Anniversary

Our Orange County Regional Office celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016 with a successful luncheon, which included over 300 guests representing the legal, business, public, and nonprofit sectors of Orange County. In its 10 years, the Orange County Regional Office expanded to serve the growing AANHPI community that includes over 600,000 Asian Americans and over 19,000 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the region — 21% of Orange County’s population. In 2016, we launched two new Orange County Advisory Councils, comprised of AANHPI and other leaders in the legal, business, academic, and nonprofit sectors, bringing in new supporters and a stronger voice for AANHPIs in Orange County. We also moved to a larger office in Santa Ana as we prepare to expand our services and education work in immigration, health, and other areas.

Community Impact

Learn more about our Orange County office.»

OUR REACH AND IMPACT IN 2016

DONORS & SUPPORTERS

$1,000,000 +

  • California Community Foundation (’14-’19)
  • The California Endowment (’15-’17)
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation (’15-’20)
  • New Americans Campaign (funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, JPB Foundation, Houston Endowment, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Wallace H. Coulter Foundation) (in collaboration with Immigrant Legal Resource Center) (’15-’17)
  • Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (’12-’20)
  • Walter & Shirley Wang (’13-’18)

$500,000 – $999,999

  • Ahmanson Foundation (’14-’16)
  • California Department of Social Services (’16-’17)
  • California Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California) (’15-’17)
  • The California Wellness Foundation (’16-’19)
  • County of Los Angeles – Department of Public Social Services (’13-’19)
  • Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Foundation (’14-’19)
  • Ford Foundation (’14-’17)
  • The James Irvine Foundation (’15-’17)
  • Lao Niu Foundation (’14-’17)
  • Long Family Foundation (’13-’18)
  • The State Bar of California – Legal Services Trust Fund Program (’16-’17)
  • Weingart Foundation (’13-’16)

$250,000 – $499,999

  • J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (’15-’17)
  • The Rose Hills Foundation (’14-’16)
  • United States Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (’15-’17)

$100,000 – $249,999

  • Annenberg Foundation (’15-’16)
  • Bank of America (’15-’17)
  • DentaQuest Foundation (’15-’17)
  • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund (’15-’16)
  • Edison International (’15-’17)
  • Equal Justice Works (’15-’17)
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (’15-’18)
  • First 5 LA (’15-’17)
  • I.S. Wong Foundation (’13-’18)
  • Kebok Foundation – At the request of Kathleen C. Kim (’13-’17)
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Orange County Community Foundation (’16-’17)
  • Pacific American Fish Company, Inc.
  • Panda Charitable Foundation (’12-’16)
  • Skadden Fellowship Foundation (‘15’17)
  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles (’15-’17)

$50,000 – $99,999

  • AT&T (’15-’16)
  • Citi Community Development (in collaboration with The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles) (’15-’17)
  • Comcast Corporation – Partially at the request of Nita Song
  • East West Bank
  • The James Irvine Foundation (in collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus)
  • National Education Association (in collaboration with California Faculty Association)
  • Royal Thai Consulate General (’15-’16)
  • Southern California Gas Company (’15-’16)
  • Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock (’15-’17)
  • United States Department of Justice – Office for Victims of Crime (in collaboration with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles) (’15-’17)
  • United States Department of Justice – Office for Victims of Crime (in collaboration with Thai Community Development Center) (‘16-’19)
  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation (’15-’16)
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation (in collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC) (’15-’17)

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Paul S. Chan, Esq. & Kim Gohata (’13-’17)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (’15-’16)
  • The Green Foundation (’16-’17)
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center (’16-’17)
  • IW Group, Inc.
  • Kenneth T. & Johanna Kim
  • Katherine H. Ku, Esq. (’15-’19)
  • Joseph M. & Denise Lumarda (’14-’18)
  • Nielsen
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation (’16-’17)
  • Anne Shen Smith (’15-’19)
  • Nita Song
  • Union Bank (’15-’17)
  • Verizon Foundation (’15-’17)
  • Wells Fargo Foundation (’15-’17)

$10,000 – $24,999

  • APAICS Leadership Network, Inc.
  • Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.
  • Michael J. & Mary T. Brennan (’13-’17)
  • Capital Group
  • Cathay Bank
  • Committee of 100
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • The Home Depot Foundation (’16-’17)
  • E.C. “Pony” & Kay Lee
  • John S.C. Lim, Esq.
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (in collaboration with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)(’15-’16)
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Open Society Foundations (in collaboration with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) (’15-’16)
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Proteus Fund (in collaboration with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus) (’15-’17)
  • Quantum Capital Partners
  • Rosenberg Foundation (’15-’16)
  • Jack Kou-Hwa Shu & Mary Ellen Kwoh Shu
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • UCLA School of Law (’16-’17)
  • The Walt Disney Company

$5,000 – $9,999

  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation – Justice Assistance Fund (’15-’16)
  • Banc of California (’15-’16)
  • BP Corporation North America – At the request of Stephen C. Lee, Esq.
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Shirley S. Cho, Esq. (’15-’19)
  • County of Los Angeles
  • First Legal Network
  • Girardi Keese
  • Roy Jasso (’13-’17)
  • Fred & Joanna Kong
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • LimNexus, LLP
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors – At the request of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (’16-’17)
  • Macy’s
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Action Fund
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Yanin Senachai, Esq.
  • Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation of California Community Foundation (’15-’16)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • SkyRose Chapel Foundation (’15-’17)
  • United Parcel Service
  • Wells Fargo
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
  • Jack Yeh, Esq. (’15-’16)

$2,500 – $4,999

  • ABC7
  • Airbnb, Inc.
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • Pauline M. Aranas, Esq.
  • Asian Pacific Community Fund
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs
  • Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Teachers Association
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Jones Day
  • Joseph & Jacqueline Kirshbaum Memorial Fund of Liberty Hill Foundation (’15-’17)
  • Koreatown Plaza
  • John A. Nerland
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Ginger & Arthur Ong
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Sandra L. Sakamoto, Esq.
  • Service Employees International Union – Los Angeles
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • William Lew Tan, Esq. (’14-’16)
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

$1,200 – $2,499

  • Jacinta Abbott
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Larry A. Barden
  • Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
  • Milton Chang – In honor of Committee of 100
  • Lily Lee Chen
  • Daniel Clivner
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Englander Knabe & Allen
  • Fisher & Phillips
  • The Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Johnnie Giles
  • Gomez & Furukawa
  • Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq.
  • Veronica Gutierrez
  • Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Carol Jackson
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Donald Jue
  • Jung & Yuen, LLP
  • Thomas Kao, Esq.
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP – In honor of Shirley & Walter Wang & Camilla Eng
  • Michael C. Kelley, Esq.
  • Kindel Gagan Inc.
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Knobbe Martens
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Anne Lai
  • Judy M. Lam, Esq.
  • Law Offices of Eng & Nishimura
  • Law Offices of Jennifer Lin Lieu
  • Martin V. Lee, Esq.
  • Lee Tran & Liang LLP
  • Sally Lew (’13-’16)
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Albert C. Lum, Esq.
  • Stuart J. Mackey, Esq.
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Susan Myers
  • Patricia Neville
  • Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
  • Janet Park (’14-’16)
  • Jinha Park, M.D.
  • The Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, CSULA
  • Payne & Fears LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Carter Phillips
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Sara Sadhwani
  • Eileen A. Shibata, Esq. (’15-’16)
  • Greg Song & Bonnie Tang, Esq.
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Southern California Public Radio
  • Martin T. Tachiki, Esq.
  • George & Brad Takei
  • Kevin M. Tamaki
  • Thomas Whitelaw & Kolegraff LLP
  • Casimiro U. Tolentino
  • Gilbert Tong
  • United Domestic Workers of America
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Valero Wilmington Refinery (’14-’16)
  • VALIC
  • Vizio
  • Walker Stevens Cannom LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Sandra Chan & Gary Yoshimura
  • Lorraine Y. Yu, Esq.

$500 – $1,199

  • Marvin Andrade
  • George Arias
  • AT&T Services, Inc.
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. – At the request of Rosemarie Jones, Esq.
  • BBCN Bank
  • Xavier Becerra
  • Lisa Boykin
  • Michelle Burkart, Esq.
  • Ty B. Carlson
  • CBS2/ KCAL9
  • Tony Chan
  • Ryan Cheng
  • Minako Davis
  • Hon. Fred J. Fujioka, Esq.
  • Carrie Gan
  • Albert Q. Giang, Esq.
  • Laura L. Glickman, Esq. & James D. Leewong – In memory of Earnest & Helen Leewong
  • James C. Hahn, M.D. & S. Deborah Lim, Esq.
  • Hanmi Bank
  • Hon. Rose Hom, Esq. – In memory of Edwin & Joan King Hom
  • Grace Hu
  • Eleanor L. Huang
  • iDepo Reporters
  • Lilian Santos Ileto
  • Jonathan C. Karp
  • Carolyn Kim, Esq.
  • Hyung Kim
  • Nicole S. Kim
  • Kinaga Law Firm
  • Arnold J. & M. Caroline Kleiner
  • Korn Ferry
  • Nathan Kwoh
  • Duncan Lee
  • Gloria J. Lee, Esq.
  • Jason R. Lee
  • LegalZoom.com, Inc.
  • Edward Lew, Esq.
  • Adam J. Liff, Adam J. Liff Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
  • Stephanie M. Lomibao
  • Los Angeles County Asian American Employees Association
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Maarlea A. Manon
  • Manisha Merchant, Esq.
  • MIT Global Studies and Languages – In honor of Jenn Fang
  • Mariko M. & Ray S. Motoyama
  • PG&E Corporation Foundation – At the request of Anne Shen Smith
  • Tiffany Phan
  • Philippine American Bar Association
  • Alfredo Pinero
  • Wade Pyun, Esq.
  • Frank J. Quevedo
  • Esther K. Ro, Esq.
  • Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
  • James Ryu
  • Hon. Tammy C. Ryu, Esq.
  • Raymond W. Sakai, Esq.
  • Kerilyn Sato
  • Bill H. Seki, Esq.
  • Stone Tapert Employee Benefits
  • Thai American Bar Association
  • Karina Trieu
  • University of Southern California
  • Francisco J. Uribe
  • VENQUEST Hotel Group
  • Walzer & Melcher LLP
  • Stacey H. Wang, Esq.
  • WCCT Global, LLC
  • Wilshire Bank
  • Daphne N. Wong
  • Edward V. Yang (’13-’16)
  • Tony K. & Grace M. Yang
  • Mark Yoshida, Esq. & Bich Ngoc Do
  • Kate Yuen
  • Candice T. Zee, Esq.

$250 – $499

  • The Advancement Project
  • Alliance for Justice
  • Sandro Andretta
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Lillian F. Bando
  • Kim Belshé
  • Evangeline Bugagon
  • Isabel Bussarakum, Esq.
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation – In honor of Marianne Lo
  • Lynn Chau
  • Amy I. Chen, Esq.
  • Clara M. Chiu – In honor of my friends at Advancing Justice-LA
  • Herman Chiu
  • Ana Chu, M.D. – Partially in memory of Shui Fong Chui & in honor of Ginger Sun & Johanna Kim
  • Lilian Chu, Esq.
  • Kathleen Chuman
  • Luci-Ellen M. Chun, Esq. – Partially in honor of Christina Yang, Esq.
  • Joseph E. Deering, Jr.
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Andrew Michael Emata
  • Donna Estacio
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (’15-’16)
  • Sucharita Gunasekaran, Esq.
  • Hon. Howard L. Halm, Esq.
  • Dee A. Hayashi, Esq.
  • Terri Hernandez Rosales
  • Katherine G. Hirano, Esq.
  • HML & Co. LLC dba Mai Couture
  • Katherine Hoff
  • Salmon Hossein
  • Hub International
  • Jay Im
  • Ryan Iwasaka, Esq.
  • Lawrence S. Joe, Esq.
  • The. K.W. Lee Center for Leadership
  • Alvin D. Kang
  • Jeong Hun Kim
  • Jonathan B. Ko, Esq.
  • Emily T. Kuwahara, Esq.
  • Stewart Kwoh, Esq. & Patricia Kwoh – Partially in memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Luis Lainer
  • Minhchau Le
  • Ed & Michal Lee
  • Suzanne Lee
  • Ella S. Leong
  • John & Marilyn Long
  • Mark Louchheim
  • Fung Der Low
  • Elwood & Crystal Lui
  • Richard Macias
  • Roberto A. Manzano
  • Yen Marshall
  • Mark Mayeda
  • Kathy McKim
  • John Melissinos
  • Joe Naungayan
  • Netflix – At the request of Lynn Chau
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association
  • Diane Nguyen
  • Frances Nieves
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • Ann I. Park, Esq.
  • Perverse Sunglasses LLC
  • James M. Phang, M.D.
  • Citadelle B. Priagula, Esq.
  • Cristina Regalado
  • Constance L. Rice, Esq.
  • Roth Staffing Companies, L.P. – Adams & Martin Group
  • Leasly Salazar
  • San Francisco Consumer Action Inc.
  • Robert & Ann Sandberg – In memory of Miyako Machida
  • Yvonne Shay
  • Freda F. Shen
  • South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency
  • Hank Stoy – Partially in honor of the Thai Garment Workers
  • Hon. Diane M. L. Tan, Esq.
  • Kevin Tolan – In honor of Guy & Kim Suehiro
  • John Trang, Esq.
  • Vietnamese Community of Orange County, Inc.
  • Philip T. Tran
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Linda Trinh Vo
  • Jenny Wang
  • Karin Wang, Esq.
  • Pie-Yi Wang
  • Harold M. Williams, Esq.
  • Thomas Wong
  • Wendy Wu, Esq.
  • Andrew J. Yamamoto, Esq.
  • Yoko Yagi, Esq.
  • Claire Yan
  • David Yoshida, Esq.
  • Jaye A. Young, Esq.

Up to $249

  • Fred Abdelnour
  • James Abe, Esq.
  • Paul K. Abe
  • Christina C. Ahn
  • Hammad Alam, Esq.
  • Glenda Aldana
  • Celeste M. Alleyne
  • Evelyn Alls
  • Carol Ally-Keltner
  • Tammy Anderson
  • Kazuhiro Ando
  • Anonymous (7)
  • Anna Araujo
  • Jamil Aslam
  • Kainoa Asuega, Esq.
  • Melvin N. Avanzado
  • Reuben Ayala
  • Kristina P. Ayers
  • Ruben Bautista
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund – At the request of Google, Inc.
  • Gerald C. Benezra
  • Sung Bounthavong
  • Krystle Brown
  • Marianne P. Brown – In memory of Delbert E. Wong & Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Michael J. Budzyn
  • Carolyn Buenaflor
  • Caroline Burkett
  • Mali Buvilong
  • Christine Cadena
  • The Cambodian Family
  • Sherrie R. Carr
  • Cindy Chan
  • Eric D. Chan, Esq.
  • Marcia Chan & Richard Padovani – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Cyndie M. Chang, Esq.
  • John Chang
  • Paul K. Chang
  • Thomas Chang
  • Danny Chao
  • David Chao, Esq.
  • Jon L. Chau
  • Evonne Chen
  • Jack T. Chen
  • Melissa Chen
  • Philip T. Chen, Esq.
  • Stephanie Chen, Esq.
  • Suyi Chen
  • Takashi Cheng
  • George Chiao
  • Geoff Chin
  • Kenneth Chiu, Esq.
  • Tony Cho, Esq.
  • Martha Choe – In honor of Robert Choi & Family
  • Francis Choi
  • John Choi
  • Cynthia S. Chou, Esq.
  • William Y. T. Chow & Jeanette Li Chow
  • Deanna Chuang, Esq.
  • Kaylie Chuman
  • Danni Chung
  • Hyun Sook Chung
  • Nancy Chung
  • City of Irvine
  • Francisca R. Clara
  • Ashlee Clark
  • Sam Cleaver, Esq. – In honor of Edwin & Beulah Kwoh
  • Ike Collins
  • Susan Colson
  • Faith & Jonathan Cookler – In honor of Stewart Kwoh
  • Melissa Coronado
  • Jonathan Cruz
  • Alissa M. Cude
  • Thelma P. Custodio – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Christine Cwiertny, Esq.
  • Scott Czaplicki
  • Denise Dador
  • Cornelia Dai, Esq.
  • J. Dailey, Esq.
  • Matthew DeCarolis, Esq.
  • Elizabeth A. Del Real
  • Shirley Dere
  • Rebecca Dewey
  • Hon. Halim Dhanidina, Esq.
  • Susie Dickman, Esq.
  • Kerith Dilley
  • Elaine Dolalas
  • Yimeng Dou, Esq.
  • DriveWise Auto – At the request of Reshma Shamasunder & John Bhasme
  • Gina Durham
  • Tanya Edmilao
  • Philip C. Ellis, Jr.
  • Rob Elmore
  • Kevin Endo
  • Diane Erickson
  • Michelle Esperanza
  • Gary C. Eto, Esq.
  • Melissa O. Evidente, Esq.
  • Cheryl K. Fair
  • William Fang
  • Ivana Fedor
  • Elaine J. Fong, Esq.
  • Evelyn Fong
  • Mike Fong
  • Elizabeth A. Frye, Esq.
  • Karill Frye
  • Henry Fuhrmann
  • Alex H. Fukui, Esq.
  • Mamie Funahashi
  • Kristi Funakoshi
  • Leslie K. Furukawa, Esq.
  • Mark Furuya, Esq.
  • Lori S. Gage
  • Mario Galindo
  • Armando Garcia
  • Hon. Dolly M. Gee, Esq.
  • Xiaohua Genest
  • Michele A. Gil
  • Connie Gon
  • Greg Gonzalez
  • Troy Grabow
  • Gina Gribow, Esq.
  • Janet Guan
  • Vincent H. Hall
  • Jeffrey S. Hamamoto, Esq.
  • Kenneth & Jo Ann Hamamura
  • Keerthi Harishankar – In honor of Michelle Lim
  • Anne M. Hawthorne
  • Paul Heere
  • Gary Hersch
  • Henry Heuer
  • Leena Hingnikar, Esq.
  • Patricia Hirata
  • Paul O. Hirose, Esq.
  • Samantha T. Ho – In honor of Leah Tsao
  • David Holland
  • Elyse Hollander
  • Betina Hsieh
  • Ray C. Hsu, Esq.
  • Deborah Huang
  • Sally Huang, Esq.
  • Winnie Huang
  • Emily Hung
  • Phillip Hwang
  • Douglas Ikemi
  • Deena S. Ileto
  • Ismael S. Ileto
  • Sharon Im
  • Glen Inanaga, Esq.
  • Hon. John H. Ing, Esq.
  • Kenneth K. Inouye
  • Evelyn Iritani
  • Bruce L. Ishimatsu, Esq.
  • Nantha Jaknang
  • Sae Hee (Keshy) Jeong
  • Lynette M. Jones
  • Rosemarie Jones, Esq.
  • Cecille S. Juan
  • Curtis C. Jung, Esq.
  • Paul Jung, Esq.
  • Robin Jung
  • Dr. Jennifer Jung Kim
  • Jane Kagon
  • Lloyd Kajikawa
  • Jerry Kang, Esq.
  • Larry Kaplan
  • Colin Kawaguchi, Esq.
  • Randy Keen, Esq.
  • Charles Keh
  • Jane Keuper
  • Christine Kho
  • Beong-Soo Kim, Esq.
  • Cheol B. Kim
  • Christian T. Kim, Esq.
  • Daniel M. Kim
  • Janine Kim
  • Jason J. Kim, Esq.
  • Jay Kim
  • Joanne Kim
  • Mi Ja Kim
  • Richard Y. Kim, Esq.
  • Sarah Kim, Esq.
  • Young S. Kim, Esq.
  • Patricia Kinaga, Esq.
  • Claire Kitayama
  • Marissa Kitazawa
  • Moon Y. Ko
  • E. Elaine Kokubun
  • James Kuehn
  • Norb Kumagai
  • LA-18 / KSCI-TV
  • Francis S. Lam, Esq.
  • Philip H. Lam, Esq.
  • Stefanie Lau – In honor of Felix Lau
  • Nathaniel B. Law, Esq.
  • Bonnie Le
  • Vanessa Le
  • Alan Lee
  • Arnold Lee, Esq.
  • Christine Lee
  • Emmery Lee
  • Eugene P. Lee, Esq.
  • James Lee
  • John K. Lee, Esq.
  • Joon Soo Lee
  • Lily Y. Lee
  • Monica M. Lee
  • Phillip Lee
  • Rebecca K. Lee
  • San San Lee, Esq.
  • Scott W. Lee
  • Sharlene Lee
  • Shirley A. Lee, Esq.
  • Tae G. Lee, Esq.
  • Todd Lee
  • Alina Leung
  • Henry H. W. Leung
  • Jade H. Leung, Esq.
  • Richard Levine
  • Stan Levy, Esq.
  • Amy Lew
  • Cynthia Liao
  • Lilly Enterprises, Inc.
  • Helen Lim, Esq.
  • Michelle Lim
  • Young Lim
  • Robert Lindquist
  • Lisa Liu, Esq.
  • Henry Lo
  • Edward D. Lodgen, Esq.
  • Denise R. Lopez
  • Norberto Lopez
  • Alan Losee
  • Jingbo Lou
  • Gail C. Louis, Esq.
  • Brenda Q. Low
  • Hilary Low
  • Hon. Elaine Lu, Esq.
  • Marvin Luke
  • Art Lum
  • Ed Lyman, Esq.
  • Justin Ma, Esq.
  • Candice Mack
  • John Madden
  • Mike Madokoro
  • Donna K. Maeda – In honor of Don & Kay Mayeda
  • Maurice Magana – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Mathew Malkin, M.D.
  • Ky Manyvanh
  • Ria Mar
  • Steven Marsden – In honor of Amber Marsden
  • Meryl Marshall-Daniels
  • William E. Matsumura, Esq.
  • Greg M. Matsunami
  • Tak Kuen (Charles) Mau
  • Lola M. McAlpin-Grant, Esq.
  • McBirney & Chuck
  • Danette McBride
  • Debra Tom McCray
  • Chris Melcher, Esq.
  • Shanna Mendiola
  • Chimin Lee Metzler
  • Tim Midgley
  • Kaori Minami
  • Kim Masao Mochizuki
  • Wendy Mochizuki
  • Audra M. Mori, Esq.
  • Eugene W. Moy
  • Sara N. Munshin
  • Taron Murakami
  • Detra Murray
  • Holly Mussman
  • Elsie Myers
  • Sachiko S. Nagai-Kobori – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Joanne Nakai
  • Kari Nakama
  • Lori Nakama
  • Irene Nakamura
  • George S. Nakano
  • Roy Nakano, Esq.
  • Jeanne Nam
  • Arlyne Napol
  • Carol Ng
  • Wayne C. Ng, Esq.
  • Huy Ngheim – In honor of Jacqueline Dan
  • Sonny Nguyen
  • Van-Dzung Nguyen, Esq.
  • Hon. Cary H. Nishimoto, Esq.
  • Robert Nishinaka, Esq.
  • Seda Norodom
  • Steven T. Nutter, Esq.
  • Michael S. Oberlitner
  • Jose Ernesto A. Ocampo, Esq.
  • Glen Omatsu
  • Janice Y. Osumi
  • Melinda Ou
  • Richard A. Paez
  • Julie S. Paik, Esq.
  • Ben Pak
  • Terrance Pak, Esq.
  • Addison Pan
  • Anna Park
  • Clarissa Y. Park, Esq.
  • Soo Y. Park
  • Christopher Pelham
  • Mary Jane Perez
  • Anh Phan
  • Ana Gabriela Porres de Pimentel
  • Wasana Premmanatjit
  • Jason Pu, Esq.
  • Sam Puathasnanon, Esq.
  • Courtni Pugh
  • Le Quach
  • Carol W. Quan
  • Leng Quoch
  • David T. Rearwin
  • Leonard Reeves
  • Miranda Reynon
  • Grace K. Richardson
  • Jennie Riemer, Esq.
  • Jenny Rim
  • Lupe Rivera
  • Patrick Romani – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Felicia Rosenfeld
  • Hon. David E. Ryu
  • Hon. Timothy R. Saito, Esq.
  • Kristin Sakaguchi
  • Kathy Sakuma (’15-’16)
  • G. Canyon Sam – In honor of Doreena Wong
  • Rockwell Sands
  • Christian Sargan
  • Justin Schaefer
  • Emily Schoch
  • Gary Schwartz
  • Ray S. Seilie, Esq.
  • Jennifer Seong
  • Kevin A. Sher, Esq.
  • Jonathan C. Shih, Esq.
  • Pauline & Wayne Shimizu
  • Kurt Shintaku
  • Mao Shiokura
  • Christina P. Shu – In honor of Stewart & Pat Kwoh
  • Jessica Siu
  • Debbie Smith – In honor of Nick Goldenson
  • Chahira Solh
  • Caleb Song
  • Paul Song, M.D.
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California – Public Interest Foundation
  • Rachanee Srisavasdi
  • Kayte Steinert-Threlkeld – In honor of Jessica Jinn
  • Alexander Su, Esq.
  • Christopher T. Sukhaphadhana
  • Argus Sun – In honor of Katherine Huang
  • Dara Sun
  • Edmond Sung, Esq.
  • Kevin Sung
  • Ted Sung
  • Muchchima Suphap
  • Russell Svoboda
  • Levin Sy
  • Farah Tabibkhoei, Esq.
  • Renee Tajima Pena
  • Shigeru Takehana, D.D.S.
  • J. George Tanaka
  • Janice D. Tanaka
  • Angel K. Tang, Esq.
  • Young A. Tang, Esq.
  • Ashley Terada
  • Aaron S. Thompson, Esq.
  • Hon. Kathryn Doi Todd, Esq.
  • Maria Tomeldan, M.D.
  • Rey Torres
  • Lan K. Tran
  • Olivia N. Tran, Esq.
  • Gina S. Tsai
  • Tiffany Tsao
  • Kimberly Tso
  • Nattawat Uooppanan
  • James S. Uyeda, Esq.
  • Lynette Choy Uyeda
  • Mariela Velez
  • Hector Venegas
  • Ferial Villareal
  • Emmanuel Viterbo
  • Michael Vuong
  • Peter Walzer, Esq.
  • Amy Watanabe
  • Andrew Wei – In honor of David Johnson, Odell Beckham Jr., Jordan Reed, Todd Gurley, & Russell Wilson
  • Shirley Wei, Esq.
  • Jerell Williams
  • Ellis Wong
  • Dore H. Wong
  • Kent & Jai Lee Wong
  • Jonathan Y. Wong
  • Karen B. Wong, Esq.
  • Marshall J. Wong
  • Ryan Wong, Esq.
  • William B. Wong, Esq.
  • Felix T. Woo, Esq.
  • Timothy Woon
  • Charles C. Wu, Esq.
  • Jamin Xu
  • David F. Yamada, Esq.
  • Ryan R. Yamamoto
  • Grace Yamamura
  • Michael Yanagita
  • Lester I. Yano & Estelle C. Chun – On behalf of victims of domestic violence
  • Peter S. Yao
  • Michael Yap
  • Nancy Yap
  • Robert Yap, Esq.
  • Alan Sunmin Yee, Esq. – In memory of Duane “Pudgy” Wong
  • Jeffrey Yee
  • Chialing Yen
  • Edward Yen
  • Erica Yen, Esq.
  • Clayton Yeung & Sam Lucas
  • Mike Yim
  • Steven K. Yoda, Esq.
  • Steve Yokomizo
  • Hanna G. Yoon, Esq.
  • Michelle Yoon
  • H.C. & K.L. Yoshida
  • James Guion & Nancy Yoshida
  • Debbie L. Young, Esq.
  • Donna J. Young
  • Nolan Young
  • Jacqueline Yu – In memory of John Delloro
  • Maria Yu – In memory of Dr. Edwin Kwoh
  • San Yu
  • Stephen Yu
  • Alice Yuan
  • Georgia M. Zachary
  • Cristin M. Zeisler, Esq.
  • Elaine Zhong, Esq.
  • John Zhou
  • Sally Zhu
  • Cory Zuganelis

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PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP & VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

The following individuals donated their time, resources, and talents to advance the mission of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles. We thank them for their dedication and assistance.*

  • Yocelyn Aguilar
  • Joshua Alegado
  • Brigit Alvarez
  • Aurora Andalajao
  • Charis Bae
  • Shamim Banu
  • Claudia Barberena
  • Renee Becker
  • Anthony Bobadilla
  • Siamrath Boonsakul
  • Shellie Branco
  • Amanda Brown-Inz
  • Jason Cheng
  • Henna Choi
  • Linda Choi
  • Laura Chun
  • Noah Chung
  • Toan Chung
  • Grant Cohen
  • Karen L. Corman
  • Maureen Dadabhoy
  • Carl de Joya
  • Sophia Deng
  • Sylvia Dominguez
  • Adriana Dulic
  • Zenni Duong
  • Tanya Edmilao
  • Sina Fifita
  • Radchi Flores
  • Masih Fouladi
  • Lovepreet Gill
  • Bianca Gomez
  • Andy Gu
  • Oscar Guadarrama
  • Qianpei (Katherine) He
  • Michael Hidalgo
  • Nara Hong
  • Jia Jia Huang
  • Sally Huang
  • Andrew Hur
  • Gregory Jones
  • Rosemarie Jones
  • Nisha Kashyap
  • Pavan Kaur
  • Matthew Kay
  • David Kim
  • Joan Kim
  • Liliana Kim
  • Lucy Kim
  • Nicole Kim
  • Seung Yeon Kim
  • Yoojin Kim
  • Marguerite Kingsley
  • Kayla Kwak
  • Johnny Lai
  • Alexander Larro
  • Alice Lee
  • Daniel Lee
  • Jeeho Lee
  • Jin Lee
  • Vince Leus
  • Brooke Lim
  • Rebecca Liu
  • Lydia Lockett
  • Beatrix Lu
  • Han Yang (Helen) Ma
  • Janson Mao
  • Diana Martinez
  • Lin-Hang Meng
  • Ariella Morrison
  • Jiny Mun
  • Hector Munoz
  • Sid Nadkarni
  • Ayaka Nakaji
  • Quyen Nguyen-Le
  • Candice Oh
  • Youngsuk Park
  • Quang Pham
  • Philip Phinney
  • Jeffrey Ramirez
  • Calvin Ratana
  • Farrah Reynolds
  • Matthew Rietfors
  • Michael Romey
  • Michael Rothwell
  • Katherine A. Rykken
  • Tami Shaikh
  • Evelyn Shieh
  • Sam Simasingh
  • Nadia Smita
  • Roopika Subramanian
  • Jefferson Suh
  • Francesca Sun
  • Jiunn-Jye (JJ) Tang
  • Aikiro Tiongson
  • Caitlin Tran
  • Mary Tran
  • Olivia Tran
  • Jacqueline Tseng
  • Alisi Tulua
  • Angela Villamizar
  • Philip Wang
  • Alexandra Welch
  • David Won
  • Di Wu
  • Weixi Wu
  • Yifan Wu
  • Hua (Helen) Xiang
  • Sam Xiang
  • Yanyan Yang
  • Victoria Yim
  • William Yu
  • Elaine Zhong

*This list includes individuals who have volunteered 10 or more hours.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
CHAIR

Nita Song
President & Chief Executive Officer
IW Group, Inc.

FIRST VICE CHAIR

Marie Tan
President
Marie Tan, CPA, A Prof. Corporation

VICE CHAIR

William Lew Tan, Esq.
President
Tan & Sakiyama, A Prof. Corporation

VICE CHAIR

Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino
Administrative Law Judge State of California (Retired)

SECRETARY

Shirley S. Cho, Esq.
Partner
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

TREASURER

Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq.
Senior Environmental Counsel
Southern California Gas Company

CO-CHAIR, EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Martin V. Lee, Esq.
Partner
Famco Investments

CO-CHAIR, EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

John S.C. Lim, Esq.
Partner
LimNexus LLP

CO-CHAIR, EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Sandy Sakamoto, Esq.
Partner
LimNexus LLP

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Stewart Kwoh, Esq.
President & Executive Director
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Michael J. Brennan

Paul S. Chan, Esq.
Partner
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow

Johnnie Giles
Executive Director External Affairs & Vice President, Government Affairs
Comcast/ NBC Universal

Veronica Gutierrez
Vice President, Local Public Affairs
Southern California Edison

Peter Y. Huh
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pacific American Fish Company, Inc.

Carol Jackson

Roy Jasso
Vice President, Community Development
Wells Fargo

Beong-Soo Kim, Esq.
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Joseph K. Kim, Esq.
Partner
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Kathleen C. Kim, Esq.
Professor of Law
Loyola Law School

Katherine H. Ku, Esq.
Partner
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Joseph M. Lumarda
Senior Vice President
Capital Guardian Trust Company

Manisha Merchant, Esq.
Executive Vice President and Division General Counsel
Banc of California

Mary Jane Perez
Senior Sales Director – Enterprise Accounts
Microsoft

Kevin M. Tamaki
Director-External Affairs
AT&T

Gilbert Tong
First Vice President – Wealth Management Resident Director
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Betty Rengifo Uribe, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President
California Bank & Trust

Nancy Whang, Esq.
Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Jack S. Yeh, Esq.
Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CO-CHAIR

Martin V. Lee, Esq.
Famco Investments

CO-CHAIR

Sandy Sakamoto, Esq.
LimNexus LLP

John S.C. Lim, Esq.
LimNexus LLP

PRO-BONO ADVISORY COUNCIL LIASON

Wendy Chang, Esq.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Fred Abdelnour
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Paul K. Abe
Union Bank

Celeste M. Alleyne
Microsoft

Vikas Bhargava, Esq.
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California

Samona Caldwell
State Farm Insurance Companies

Thomas T. Chan, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Stewart Chang, Esq.
Whittier Law School

Lily Lee Chen

Raymond K. Cheng
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Andrew Cherng
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

William C. Choi, Esq.
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP

Aimee M. Contreras-Camua, Esq.
Sidley Austin LLP

Cornelia H. Dai, Esq.
Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP

LaVerne G. Davis

Hon. Michael F. Eng
Eng & Nishimura

Daniel S. Floyd, Esq.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Alex H. Fukui, Esq.
California Bank & Trust

Leslie Furukawa
Gomez & Furukawa

Lori Gage
Hitachi, Ltd.

Albert Giang, Esq.
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Mónica Gil
Nielsen

Garrett Gin
Bank of America

Terri Hernandez Rosales
NBC 4 Southern California

Bryan Ikegami, Esq.
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

Irene Hirano Inouye

Ming Chen Hsu
J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation

Dixie Johansen
California Teachers Association

Don Jue

Tanya Kiatkulpiboone, Esq.
Thai American Bar Association

Patricia A. Kinaga, Esq.
Kinaga Law Firm

Arnold Kleiner

Jonathan B. Ko, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Joanna M. Kong, Esq.
Vero Law Group

Yul Kwon
Facebook

Judy M. Lam, Esq.

Philip H. Lam, Esq.
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

C. David Lee, Esq.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Gloria J. Lee, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Lloyd Lee, Esq.
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California

Stephen C. Lee, Esq.
BP America Inc.

Vincent S. Loh, Esq.
Michelman & Robinson, LLP

Warren R. Loui, Esq.
Winston & Strawn LLP

Gail C. Louis, Esq.
Automobile Club of Southern California

John K. Ly, Esq.
Liang Ly LLP

Antonio Manning
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Noel Massie
United Parcel Service

Nancy Matsui
American Airlines

Timothy McCallion

Debra Nakatomi
Nakatomi & Associates

Daphne Ng
Southern California Edison

Tam Nguyen
Advance Beauty College

Edward Perron, Esq.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Citadelle Priagula, Esq.
Philippine American Bar Association

Carol W. Quan
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Cristina M. Regalado
The Workshop

Teresa Samaniego
ABC7

Martha Saucedo
AEG

Bill H. Seki, Esq.
Seki, Nishimura & Watase, LLP

Ralph Shapiro
Avondale Investment Partners

Eileen A. Shibata, Esq.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Joyce Shimazu
LA-18 / KSCI-TV

Anne Shen Smith

Carmen J. Smith
Walt Disney Imagineering

Mimi R. Song
Superior Grocers

Brian A. Sun, Esq.
Jones Day

Hoyt Y. Sze, Esq.
Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.

Kenneth Tanaka, Esq.
Japanese American Bar Association

Donald Tang
Daley & Tang Partners LLC

Peter R. Villegas
The Coca-Cola Company

Emily Wang
East West Bank

Ivy Wang, Esq.
Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Jonathan Weedman
Wells Fargo

Dora Wong
The Coca-Cola Company

Jai Lee Wong

Kent Wong
UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education

Felix T. Woo, Esq.
Dentons
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

Michael K. Woo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Environmental Design

Yoko Yagi, Esq.
Home Depot

Bryant Yang, Esq.
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County

Edward V. Yang
iSoftStone Inc.

Joong-Nam Yang
Koreatown Plaza

Stan K. Yang, Esq.
The Yang Law Group

Clayton K. Yeung
Nielsen

Tony Yu, Esq.
Taiwanese American Lawyers Association

Alice Yuan, Esq.
j2 Global

Monica J. Zi, Esq.
Reed Smith

PRO BONO ADVISORY COUNCIL

Isabel Bussarakum
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Wendy Chang
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

David Chao
Bird Marella PC

Julia Cherlow
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP

Rosemarie (Marie) Jones
Bank of America

Robin Jung
Dykema Gossett PLLC

Nicole Kim
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Seong Kim
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Francis S. Lam
Sidley Austin LLP

Adrienne Lee
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jade Leung
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Edward Lew
The Walt Disney Company

Norma Nava
LimNexus LLP

Van Nguyen
Crowell & Moring LLP

Arnold Pamplona
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Patrick Park
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Tiffany Phan
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Esther Ro
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Jonathan Shih
Latham & Watkins LLP

Olivia Tran
Winston & Strawn LLP

Kevin Tsai
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Nilay Vora
Lee Tran & Liang LLP

Stacey Wang
Holland & Knight LLP

Claire Yan
Munger,Tolles & Olson LLP

David Yang
Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP

Christopher B. Yeh
Duane Morris LLP

Patricia Yew
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Steven K. Yoda
Walzer Melcher LLP

Justin Yu
Mayer Brown LLP

Kathy Yu
Latham & Watkins LLP

Elaine Zhong
WilmerHale

Monica Zi
Reed Smith LLP

ORANGE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

CO-CHAIR

Gloria Lee, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker

CO-CHAIR

Yoko Yagi, Esq.
Home Depot

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Seung W. Baik, Esq.
Agility Fuel Solutions

Amy Chen, Esq.
Ingram Micro Inc.

Lillian Chu, Esq.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Joseph Cruz, Esq.
Ernst & Young LLP

Yimeng Dou, Esq.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

John Fujii, Esq.
Silver & Wright LLP

Mark Furuya, Esq.
Clark Construction Group – California

Anita Y. Hsu, Esq.
MBK Real Estate Companies

Jerry Huang, Esq.
VIZIO

Jay H. Im, Esq.
K&L Gates

Jennifer Ishiguro, Esq.
Gateway One Lending & Finance, LLC

Josh Ji, Esq.
Greenberg Gross LLP

John Kang, Esq.
Kang Spanos & Moos LLP

Thomas Kao, Esq.
Keller/Anderle LLP

Rochelle Karr, Esq.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Benjamin Kim, Esq.
Allen Matkins

David Kim, Esq.
Niagara Water

Eugene Kim, Esq.
Gresham Savage

Johanna Kim, Esq.
Kerymen LLC

Kenneth Kim, M.D.
WCCT Global

Adrienne Lee, Esq.
Sheppard Mullin LLP

Suzy Lee, Esq.
Outside General Counsel

Ginger Ong

James Pack, Esq.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

John Paik, Esq.
Knobbe Martens

Angela Pak
Ogletree Deakins

Jinha M. Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Soo Y. Park, Esq.
Fisher Philips

Sunny Park, M.D.

Wade Pyun, Esq.
US Bankcorp

Carol Su, Esq.
Jones Day

Angel Tang, Esq.
Tang International Consultancy

Louise Truong, Esq.
Buchalter

Mei Tsang, Esq.
Fish & Tsang LLP

Ajit Thind, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker

Jenny Wang, Esq.
MerchSource

Natalie L. Wang, Esq.
Alorica

Tony Wang, Esq.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Elaine Wu
WHGC PLC

Dennis Yeoh, Esq.
VIZIO

Mike Yim
Quantum Capital Partners

ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

CO-CHAIR

Mary Anne Foo, M.P.H.
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

CO-CHAIR

Dr. Linda Trinh Vo
University of California, Irvine

MEMBERS

Ellen Ahn, J.D., M.S.W.
Korean Community Services

Hussam Ayloush, MBA
Council on American-Islamic Relations – Los Angeles

Katie Brazer
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Thy Bui, Esq.
Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Jury Candelario
APAIT

Dr. Stewart Chang
Whittier Law School

Susie Park Dickman, Esq.
Whitter Law School

The Honorable Judge Halim Dhanidina
Los Angeles County Superior Court

Leigh Ferrin, Esq.
Public Law Center

Caroline Hahn, Esq.
Orange County Korean American Bar Association

Miguel Hernandez
Orange County Congregation Community Organization

T. Linh Ho, Esq.
Superior Court of California

Ken Inouye, CPA
Japanese American Citizens League

Isabel Kang
Korean Resource Center

Janine Kim, Esq.
Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Lisa Kim, Esq.
California Department of Justice

Jennifer Lee Koh
Western State College of Law

Annie Lai, Esq.
University of California, Irvine

Joy Lardie, MSW
Families and Communities Together

Rondine Macadaeg, Esq.
Elevate Tomorrow

Christine Nguyen, Esq.
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California

Hang Nguyen
Boat People SOS

Tricia Nguyen, M.P.H.
Vietnamese Community of Orange County Inc.

Dr. Eliza Noh
California State University, Fullerton

Jane Ka’ala Pang
Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Victor Kaiwi Pang
Pacific Islander Health Partnership

Vattana Peong, M.P.H.
The Cambodian Family Community Center

Shakeel Syed
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development

Tiffany Tsao, Esq.
University of California, Irvine

Nate Watanabe, Esq.
Orange County Asian American Bar Association

2016 FINANCIALS

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