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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2004
CONTACT: Grace E. Yoo, (202) 421-9039
NAPABA SELECTS BEST LAWYERS UNDER 40
On November 13, 2004, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) proudly announced its “Best Lawyers Under 40” at its 16th Annual Convention.
The 2004 awardees were selected from a competitive field of attorneys in all practice areas. NAPABA selected 22 individuals to receive the honor of being one of its best lawyers under the age of 40. These individuals have not only attained preeminence 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 spearheaded corporate-wide efforts to promote diversity; they have climbed high up the ladder of success despite coming to this country at a young age with no knowledge of the English language; they have tried, and won major trials; they have handled complicated deals; they have been entrusted with the responsibility of header large litigation departments – and they have done it all at a relatively early stage of their careers.
These individuals are annually chosen by NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Selection Committee. The Selection Committee consists of:
Jim Goh, Selection Committee Chair, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
Don Liu, General Counsel, IKON Office Solutions, Inc.
Hon. Alvin Wong, Judge, State Court of DeKalb County, GA
Vivian Tseng, General Counsel, Welch Foods Inc.
Wilson Chu, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Debra Yang, U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles
Joseph Yao, Major, Hagen & Africa
This year’s Best Lawyers Under 40 award recipients are:
David Chiu, Grassroots Enterprise
Marisa Chun, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Christina Chung, Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California
Jay Chung, Lee Anav Chung LLP
Anurag Gulati, General Mills, Inc.
Mark Keam, Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
Christie Kennett, State Farm Insurance Companies
Young Kim, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Victor King, California State University, Los Angeles
Viet Le, Avnet, Inc.
Grace Lee, Office of Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill
Nelson Lee, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Yabo Lin, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
Glenn Magpantay, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Anoma Phanthourath, Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
Ekwan Rhow, Bird Marella
Priya Sanger, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Jayashri Srikantial, Stanford Law School
Hoang Quan Vu, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Alice Wong, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office
Frank Wu, Wayne State University Law School
Bettina Yip, Cingular Wireless
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