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Selection Committee
Jim Goh (Chair)
Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC

NAPABA's Best Under 40 Award

The purpose of NAPABA’s “Best Under 40” award is to recognize talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor—be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics — and have demonstrated a strong commitment to civic or community affairs.

2013 Best Under 40 Awards

This year's honorees will be announced at Convention.

25th Annual Convention
Kansas City, Missouri

2012 Best Under 40 Awardees

NAPABA proudly announces its "Best Under 40." The 2012 nominees were again impressive, and the decisions even more difficult. From this competitive field, NAPABA selected the following individuals to receive the honor of being one of its best lawyers under the age of 40 for 2012. These individuals have not only attained prominence in their respective legal endeavors, they have also exhibited steadfast commitment to community and public service, particularly in the Asian Pacific American community. They have climb high up the ladder of success; they have tried, and won, major trials; they have handled complicated deals; they have been entrusted with the responsibility of heading national practice groups - and they have done it all at a relatively early stage of their careers.

Akemi Arakaki
Steve Choi
James Derry
Marita Etcubañez
Rio M. Guerrero
Mark Hanasono
Melissa S. Ho
Peggy L. Ho
Laboni Hoq
Blossom Kan
Naho Kobayashi
Nicole Kubista
Jason Leung
Edward Lew
Tirzah Abe Lowe
Samuel S. Park
Teena-Ann Sankoorikal
Jeannie Suk
Vinoo Varghese
Carla Wong McMillian
Calvin K. Woo

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2011 Best Under 40 Awardees

Proloy K. Das
Princeton Kim
Sarah G. Kim
Curtis Arthur Kin
Eumi Kim Lee
Bobby Liu
Jessie K. Liu
Anh-Thu P. Mai-Windle
Jane Oak
Rep. Byung Jin Pak
Julian Poon
Liani Jean Heh Reeves
Willard C. Shih
Bryce A. Suzuki
Shiraz Dinshaw Tangri
Vivian Lee Thoreen
My Chi To
Rep. William M. Tong
Kay K. Wakatake
Pauline Yeung-Ha

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2010 Best Under 40 Awardees

Tanya Bovée
Aney Chandy
Cyndie M. Chang
Kevin F. Chung
Clinton Foy
Paul Grewal
Emi Gusukuma
Deborah Hong
Eugene Lee
Michael D. Lee
Albert J. Li
Patsy Yung Micale
Ash Mishra
Christian Na
Raj Natarajan
Amardeep Singh
Michelle K. Sugihara
Bijal V. Vakil
Nina Y. Wang
Alice Wong

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2009 Best Under 40 Awardees

Wendy Wen Yun Chang
Lee C. Cheng
Vince Chhabria
Erika Hiramatsu
Warren Szutse Huang
Charlotte J. Kim
Celia W. Lee
Daniel K. Lew
Gilbert K.S. Liu
Karen T. Nakasone
Toni D. Nguyen
May Mon Post
Sean D. Reyes
Anne I. Shaw
John C. Truong
Trung D. Tu
Michael A. Yap
Steven K. Yoda

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2008 Best Under 40 Awardees

Monty Agarwal
Douglas Chia
James Chou
Frederick Chung
Camilla Eng
Susan Kim
Sophia Lee
Linda Enn Lu
Terri Ann Motosue
Nimesh Patel
Ajay Raju
Catherine Than
Hon. Amul Thapar
James Toma
Kim Tran
Karin Wang
Robert Yap
Samuel Yee

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2007 Best Under 40 Awardees

Khin Mai Aung
Tung Chan
Theodore Cheng
Christine Chi
Harmeet Dhillon
Vincent A. Eng
Jennifer Choe Groves
Shirish Gupta
Sharon Hwang
Judith Kim
Emily Kuo
Minh-Duc "Ducie" T. Le
Patricia Lin
Marty Lorenzo
Thuy Thi Nguyen
Colin Owyang
Garner Weng
William Yu

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2006 Best Under 40 Awardees

Joseph J. Centeno
Michael Cho
Leslie Hatamiya
James C. Ho
Victor Hwang
Betty Y. Jang
Joe Khanna
Sang-yul Lee
Ben Lumicao
Sunil Mansukhani
Fiona W. Ong
Jacklyn Park
Sunah Park
Andrea E. Tran
Henry Wang
Steven Wu

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2005 Best Under 40 Awardees

George Chen
Pui Chi Cheng
Kathay Feng
James Hsu
Wesley Hsu
Michael S. Kim
Thomas Kim
Wan Kim
Eileen Sullivan (Nguyen) Lanterman
Otto Lee
Esther Lim
Audra Mori
James Nguyen
Eugene Pak
Edwin Prather
Rick Sueyoshi
Alan Tse
Audrey Wang
Michael Wang
Corinna Wong
Nicole Wong

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2004 Best Under 40 Awardees

David Chiu
Marisa Chun
Christina Chung
Jay Chung
Anurag Gulati
Mark Keam
Christie Kennett
Young Kim
Victor King
Viet Le
Grace Lee
Nelson Lee
Yabo Lin
Glenn Magpantay
Anoma Phanthourath
Ekwan Rhow
Priya Sanger
Jayashri Srikantial
Hoang Quan Vu
Alice Wong
Frank Wu
Bettina Yip

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2003 Best Under 40 Awardees

Benes Z. Aldana
Paul Chan
Denley Chew
Amrita Master Dalal
Traci Hong
Meerie Joung
Kenzo Kawanabe
Rob Kim
Desiree Kim
Leezie Kim
Zenobia Lai
Judy Lam
Pauline Lee
Luis Li
Elaine Lu
Amy Lin Meyerson
Ajay Patel
Rachel Puno
Chirag Shah
Julie Su
Albert Tan
Luan Tran
Kam Sau Wong

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2002 Best Under 40 Awardees

Eduardo A. Angeles
Michael P. Chu
May W. Chung
Viet D. Dinh
Jeannie Hong
Cindy Kang
Chong J. Kim
Steve Y. Koh
Ted W. Lieu
Sin Yen Ling
Jennifer Liu
Jacqueline H. Nguyen
Tasha D. Nguyen
Kenneth Payson
Lu Pham
Sheldon R. Pontaoe
Bryan Pu-Folkes
Stella M. Tsai
Peter Tu
Robert K. Woo, Jr.
John C. Yang
Thomas H. Yang
Jack S. Yeh
John Yoo
Grace T. Yuan

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