Board of Directors 2023-2024
APABA-DC is governed by the Board of Directors, which consists of ten officers elected by its membership, five non-voting officers appointed by President and confirmed by the Board of Directors, and committee chairs also appointed by President and confirmed by the Board of Directors.
President and Elected Officers
President: Minsuk Han is a partner at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC. Minsuk represents plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate courts and arbitration, as well as before federal agencies. He has particular experience with complex commercial disputes, securities investigations and litigation, antitrust and intellectual property law, and attorney malpractice matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Han served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Minsuk is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Seoul National University Business School. Minsuk serves on the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the District of Columbia Bar. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund as President (2018-2019) and Vice President (2017-2018).
President-Elect: Angeline Chen serves as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for MarkLogic Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Progress Software Corporation. Angie has worked in multiple industries including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and industrials, and is recognized for her expertise in national security, cyber, risk management, governance, regulatory compliance, technology law, and mergers and acquisitions. She also serves on the board of directors of Stantec, Inc. She has taught a course in technology, terrorism and national security law at Antonin Scalia Law School and served as an Executive-in-Residence and a professor of organizational behavior management for the University of Maryland Global Campus’s MBA program. Angie earned her B.A. and law degrees from Villanova University, an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity at Brown University.
Immediate Past President: Yifang Zhao is a corporate counsel in the U.S. Retail legal team at Amazon, where she supports core category teams including Business, Industrial & Scientific Supplies and a number of key regulatory compliance initiatives for Amazon’s online store. Prior to joining Amazon, she was a litigator at Haynes & Boone focusing on intellectual property and insurance coverage litigation. Her pre-law school life includes working as a research scientist at Monsanto, living in Japan, and volunteering in Tibet. Yifang earned her J.D. and B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Secretary: Charles Kuo is an environmental associate at McGuireWoods. Prior to pursuing law, Charles spent five years as an environmental engineer where he specialized in air and water permitting, compliance, auditing, and modeling. Charles also spent five years as a chemist at an oil and gas plant in Texas. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from York University, master of civil engineering from Texas A&M University, and his J.D. from Vermont Law and Graduate School. While in law school, Charles served as a legal intern at the District Court of Vermont and as a research associate for the U.S. Asia Partnership for Environmental Law.
Treasurer: Wenxi Li is a health care regulatory associate at DLA Piper’s Washington DC office where her practice focuses on HIPAA, digital health, and telemedicine regulatory and transactional matters, and serves as Vice Chair of DLA’s Asian American Pacific Islander REsource Group. Wenxi holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from Hamilton College. She has been involved with APABA-DC in various capacities and served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) from 2016-2018.
Vice President for Communications: Alicia Loh is an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in the Technology Enforcement Division. She was formerly an associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in the Internet, Telecom & Media group, where she advised telecommunications providers, satellite operators, leading internet providers, and media companies on a variety of regulatory, policy, transactional, and litigation matters. She also aided presidential appointees through the vetting process. Alicia earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has previously served on APABA-DC’s Board of Directors as Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs. Alicia is serving in her personal capacity.
Vice President for Programs: Yifan Wang is a trial attorney at the Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Section. Before that, she was an associate for seven years at Williams & Connolly LLP, where she practiced complex commercial litigation and government investigations. While at the firm, Yifan was seconded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender for Prince George’s County, where she tried multiple cases in district and circuit court. Yifan graduated from Cornell Law School and Duke University. She served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) from 2018 to 2020. Yifan is serving in her personal capacity.
Vice President for Community Affairs: Wlliam Xu is a Judge Advocate (JAG) with the United States Navy, and recently returned from an 18-month tour in the Middle-East. He currently serves as a defense attorney before the Military Commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also as an adjunct professor at the United States Naval Academy. Prior to commissioning with the Navy, Will served as a public defender in Brooklyn, and as a legal fellow with the international humanitarian law unit of the American Red Cross. Will graduated from American University Washington College of Law. Will has previously served on the boards of several non-profits, including the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership, and Odanadi US, which works with survivors of human trafficking in India. Will is serving in his personal capacity.
Vice President for Education: David Yin is a counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. David represents leading technology, life sciences, and medical device companies in high stakes litigation matters. His practice focuses on complex patent and trade secret litigation in federal district courts, before administrative agencies, and at the appellate level. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He served on the board of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) as the treasurer (2017-2018) and as a director (2018-2019). David received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from NYU School of Law.
Vice President for Membership: Evelyn Riley is counsel at Cozen O’Connor. Evelyn has expertise in handling complex commercial disputes in all stages of civil litigation in both state and federal courts. She represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of areas, including privacy, product liability, consumer protection, trade secrets, professional liability, and premises liability in high exposure matters. Evelyn is co-chair of Cozen’s Asian Americans Resource Group and a steering committee member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Evelyn earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China. Evelyn earned her LL.M. in intellectual property from The George Washington University Law School. Born and raised in Wuhan, China, Evelyn is fluent in both English and Chinese.
Assistant Vice Presidents
Assistant Vice President for Communications: Boseul (Jenny) Jeong is an associate at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP. She received her JD at the George Washington University Law School where she served as an Online Editor of The George Washington Law Review. She has been serving on the APABA-DC Educational Fund (AEF) board in various capacities as well. She was also on the Board of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at GW and National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association while she was in law school. She is from Seoul, South Korea and earned her bachelor's degree from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Assistant Vice President for Programs: Judy Bao is a trial attorney at the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining the Justice Department, she served as the visiting Election Protection Litigation Fellow at the Texas Civil Rights Project. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable Jane Kelly of the United States Court of Appeals of the Eighth Circuit and for the Honorable Ron Clark of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Judy was also formerly a litigation associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from Carleton College. Judy is serving in her personal capacity.
Assistant Vice President for Community Affairs: Daren Zhang is an associate at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC, where he represents clients on various litigation and regulatory matters in trial and appellate courts, as well as before federal agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Daren served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Howard C. Nielson, Jr., on the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Daren earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Assistant Vice President for Education: Andrew Guiang is an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP. His practice involves a broad range of litigation matters in trial courts, appellate courts, and federal agencies. Before joining the firm, Andrew clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Honorable Brian M. Cogan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Andrew is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Georgetown University. Before attending law school, Andrew worked as a teacher through Teach for America and Minneapolis Public Schools.
Assistant Vice President for Membership: Andrew Paik is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he serves on the Associates Committee. He was previously a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and a local leader of the Asian and Middle Eastern Lawyers Group. Mr. Paik’s practice focuses on antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust investigations and enforcement matters, and antitrust litigation. Mr. Paik earned his JD at Harvard Law School, where he served as an Economics Teaching Fellow and was a student attorney in the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute.
In-House Counsel Committee
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Arjun Amernath is an Associate General Counsel at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield where he supports the government affairs, corporate governance, corporate development and venture capital teams on a variety of regulatory and transactional matters. Prior to joining CareFirst, Arjun worked at a law firm handling matters related to healthcare reimbursement. He has been involved with APABA-DC in various capacities. Arjun has a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Tracey Fung is in-house counsel at Verizon, where she is responsible for investigations, including those that involve executive misconduct, potential reputational harm to Verizon, significant internal or external fraud, and Board-reportable matters across all business lines. Prior to joining Verizon, she was an associate for nearly eight years at Williams & Connolly LLP, where she represented clients in a broad range of high stakes litigation matters. Previously, Tracey served as a law clerk for a federal judge. Tracey earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She has been involved with APABA-DC in various capacities and served on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) from 2017-2019. Tracey is serving in her personal capacity.
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Kevin Gingras is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Litigation & Compliance at Lockheed Martin. As the Corporation's head of litigation, he oversees False Claims Act matters, complex commercial and class action litigation, government investigations, bid protests, administrative proceedings, and privileged internal investigations. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Kevin served for 13 years in multiple roles as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted individuals and corporations for complex white-collar crimes and handled some of the Department's most sensitive matters in national security. He also served at the FBI as Special Counsel to Director Robert Mueller and as the Deputy Chief of Staff. Before joining DOJ, Kevin clerked for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court. He is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and Fort Lewis College.
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Mary Kim is the General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Draper (The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.), a science and technology innovator in aerospace and defense. Prior to becoming General Counsel of Draper, Mary was an Assistant General Counsel and Director at General Dynamics Corporation, a Fortune 100 company with operations in technologies, marine and combat systems, and aerospace and aviation. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mary worked as an associate and then counsel at two large law firms in Washington, D.C. She received her BA from Yale University and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Notes Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Stefanie Shih is in-house counsel at Google in the Alphabet Regulatory Response, Investigations, and Strategy team. She was formerly at Lyft, Inc. in the Regulatory Litigation team, where she advised on a variety of regulatory, policy, and litigation matters, with an emphasis on consumer protection, regulatory investigations and disputes, and discrimination and accessibility claims. Prior to going in-house, Ms. Shih served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dora L. Irizzary in the Eastern District of New York and was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, M.Phil in Business Management from the University of Cambridge, and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University.
In-House Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Andrew "A.J." Sutton is Managing Intellectual Property Counsel and Prosecution Part Leader for the NA IP Team with LG Energy Solution, an industry leading lithium-ion battery manufacturing company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. A.J. was previously an IP corporate counsel with Salesforce/Slack, a patent attorney at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, and an IP litigation associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. A.J. obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., where he served both as President of GW Law’s APALSA as well as President of GW Law’s Student Bar Association. A.J. has previously served APABA-DC in multiple capacities, including as social media co-chair (2015-2016), as President and Vice-President of the APABA-DC Educational Fund (AEF) (2016-2018), and as Vice-President for Communications (2018-2019). These activities were prior to his wife having three kids (including now three-year-old twins born during COVID). A.J. is happy to have remerged, like a phoenix, to join the APABA-DC Board again this year. A.J. is also currently a Fellow in NAPABA’s Leadership Advancement Program as part of the 2023-2024 cohort. A.J. is serving in his personal capacity.
Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee
Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee Co-Chair: Lauren Azebu is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in the tax group. Lauren focuses her practice on U.S. federal income taxation issues for domestic and international clients, including high-net worth individuals. She counsels clients on the U.S. tax consequences of cross-border investments and advises clients on planning and structuring corporate transactions, including tax-free spinoffs. In addition to advising clients on tax planning issues, Lauren counsels clients on competent authority issues and represents clients in IRS examinations. Before joining Steptoe, Lauren worked as a tax accountant at one of the Big Four accounting firms. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee Co-Chair: Jiazhen (Ivon) Guo is an associate at Morgan Lewis in its Telecommunication, Media and Technology group. Ivon frequently advises US and international technology companies on a broad array of products encompassing diverse technologies, including computer software, electronics, integrated circuit, telecommunications, wireless communications, and semiconductor manufacturing. with regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, state public utility commissions, among many other government agencies. Additionally, Ivon has experience in all phases of patent litigation. Ivon has a M.S. in Computer Science from the George Washington University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee Co-Chair: Matthew Mai is a capital markets associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Matthew enjoys visiting new restaurants in the DMV area and loves photographing food in his spare time (@dumplingadventuress). Matthew earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Government Attorneys Forum
Government Attorneys Forum Co-Chair: Sanjeev Bhasker serves as U.S. Digital Currency Counsel with the US Department of Justice's Digital Currency Initiative, providing legal guidance and support to investigators, prosecutors, and government agencies on cryptocurrency prosecutions, seizures, and forfeitures. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, he engages in trial and appellate litigation throughout the United States. Sanjeev is a member of the DOJ’s Diversity Committee and previously served on the NAPABA Board of Directors, SABA Foundation Board, and the Charlotte APABA Board of Directors. Mr. Bhasker is serving in his personal capacity.
Government Attorneys Forum Co-Chair: Rocky Li is program counsel for CHIPS at the Department of Commerce. Previously, he was an associate at MoloLamken LLP and a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In his career before law school, Rocky worked as a software engineer developing business analytics software at Applied Predictive Technologies, now a Mastercard company. Rocky received his JD from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree in computer science from Cornell University. Rocky is serving in his personal capacity.
Government Attorneys Forum Co-Chair: Jay Prabhu has been a federal prosecutor for more than 20 years. He currently is a Senior Trial Counsel in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia. He also served for more than a decade as the Chief of EDVA’s Cybercrime Unit. He received DOJ’s highest award for lawyers, the John Marshall Award, in 2018. Prior to government service, he was an associate in the D.C. office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Mr. Prabhu has been admitted to the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia bars. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. from Boston College. Mr. Prabhu was named a Trailblazer in 2021 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Partners & Senior Counsel Committee
Partners & Senior Counsel Committee Co-Chair: James Billings-Kang is a partner at Cozen O'Connor. He handles all stages of complex civil litigation at both the state and federal levels throughout the country. His trial and appellate experience has spanned a broad spectrum of legal issues: health care, products liability, real estate, contract disputes, franchise, trade secrets and noncompete, securities, consumer finance, statutory rights, torts, and digital ledger technology. James takes great pride in his pro bono practice assisting immigrants and additionally serves the community by mentoring youth. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Classics and Greek from Hampden-Sydney College and then his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he served on the editorial boards of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. At UVA, James was also a member of UVA Law’s Center for the Study of Race and Law.
Partners & Senior Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Tony Chan is a partner in the M&A group at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where he advises clients in the life science, healthcare, investment management and technology sectors on public and private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, growth equity and complex international and cross-border transactions, as well as on corporate governance and corporate finance. Tony serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School where he has taught Takeovers, Mergers and Acquisitions since 2015. He is also involved in the community, serving on the board of the Arlington Arts Center and as vice-president of the Harvard Law School Association of DC. Tony earned his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA in English from Tulane University.
Partners & Senior Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Lloyd Liu is a partner with Bennett LoCicero & Liu LLP, a litigation boutique in DC. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and complex civil litigation. Lloyd received his J.D. from Georgetown Law and his B.A. from Boston College. Aside from serving on the Education Committee, he also has served on APABA-DC’s Community Affairs Committee. In addition to APABA-DC, Lloyd serves on the Board of the William B. Bryant Inn of Court. He is also an adjunct professor at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia School of Law where he teaches white collar crime.
Partners & Senior Counsel Committee Co-Chair: Clinton Yu is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. His practice focuses on international trade matters, including customs and import regulations, export controls (ITAR/EAR) and economic sanctions (OFAC), national security (CFIUS), and trade remedies. Clinton earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Awards Committee Co-Chair: Enoch Chang is an attorney at the Department of Homeland Security. He was formerly a staff attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, where he advised low-income, limited English proficient Asian communities in the DC area. Enoch earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has previously served on AEF's Board of Directors as the Communications Director. Enoch is serving in his personal capacity.
Awards Committee Co-Chair: Benjamin Cheng is a professor at Georgetown Law, teaching US law in the LL.M. program. Outside of Georgetown, Ben is a co-founder of Perez & Cheng LLC, a diversity & inclusion consultancy, and runs DiversityHive, the legal industry’s only diversity & inclusion newsletter and home of the Big Law Racial Injustice Response Tracker. Ben holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.
Nominations Committee Co-Chair: Erica Lai manages a full-range of high-stakes litigation matters for Northrop Grumman, including class action, complex commercial and government, employment, environmental, False Claims Act, and insurance disputes. Erica has over a decade of private sector experience, previously working as antitrust and commercial litigation counsel at Cohen & Gresser LLP, and at Covington & Burling LLP. Throughout her career, she has maintained an active pro bono practice, focusing on civil rights issues. A past president for APABA-DC, she has also served on APABA-DC’s Nominations, Education, and Public Policy and Advocacy Committees, and currently serves on the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center’s (APALRC) Board of Directors. Previously, she clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. (2d Cir.) and the Honorable Michael M. Baylson (E.D. Pa.). Erica earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. in Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College.
Nominations Co-Chair: Jennifer Ngai Lavallee is an Assistant Director at Georgetown University Law Center's Office of Public Interest and Community Service, where she provides public interest career counseling, planning, and support to law students. She is also a facilitator for Georgetown Law's "Lawyers in Balance" Mindfulness and the Law program. Prior to joining Georgetown, Jen was a Supervising Attorney of the Consumer Law Unit at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she provided direct representation and engaged in systemic advocacy on behalf of clients in foreclosure prevention and debt collection defense matters for more than twelve years. She was named Consumer Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Consumer Advocates in 2022. Jen worked as an associate at the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP before joining Legal Aid. She graduated from Penn State's Schreyer Honors College and the George Washington University Law School.
Women's Forum Co-Chair: Jasmine Lee is an attorney at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the Division of Market Oversight, which oversees markets that list and trade derivatives products and commodities. As a specialist in markets, financial companies, energy, and regulation, she also formerly worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, in both the Market Regulation and Fraud Detection & Market Intelligence Departments, where she worked on matters involving potential stock market manipulation, insider trading, options trading and structured products, and public offerings made under the Federal Securities Laws. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association of DC and Women In Derivatives. Jasmine holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, JD from CUA Law, and a LL.M from the Georgetown University Law Center, in Securities and Financial Regulation. She is serving in her personal capacity.
Women's Forum Co-Chair: Jiyoung Park is principal corporate counsel at Microsoft, primarily providing legal support for data compliance and security products and services. Prior to Microsoft, she served as an assistant general counsel at AIG as a privacy and cybersecurity SME. In that role, she offered advice on information security and privacy laws, and contributed to the implementation of global compliance initiatives while overseeing the enhancement of privacy and data security governance programs. Jiyoung's legal expertise also extends to patent prosecution and litigation, as demonstrated during her tenure as an associate attorney at Blank Rome LLP. She earned her J.D. with Cum Laude distinction from the University of Notre Dame and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea.
Working Parents Forum
Working Parents Forum Co-Chair: Mark Villapando is a government contracts associate at King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations group. He represents a broad range of government contractors particularly those in the defense, consulting, and information technology space. Mark counsels contractors on a broad range of investigations and supports transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions involving government contractors. Prior to his current role, Mark was a government contracts attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Veterans Affairs where he counseled contracting officers with solicitation and pre-award reviews as well as assisted with bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and defended claims before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. Mark earned his J.D. from William & Mary School of Law. He received his B.A. with a double major in Biology and Economics from University of Virginia.
Working Parents Forum Co-Chair: Jessica Lee Young is an Associate General Counsel at Capgemini, a global leading partner in business transformation and technology. Jessica advises on immigration and compliance for Capgemini in the U.S. and Canada, including government audits, mergers & acquisitions, corporate compliance programs and immigration benefits policies. She has been a speaker for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) at the national and local levels. Jessica is the immediate past Chair of AILA’s In-House Counsel group and is currently Co-Lead of ACC National Capital Region's Diversity Equity & Inclusion Advocates & Allies Sub-committee and Co-Lead of the ACC NCR AAPI Affinity Group.
Ex Officio Member
Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) President: Young Choi is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, which she joined through the Department's Honors Program. She primarily litigates employment discrimination cases under Title VII and USERRA. Previously, she clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Young earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Georgetown University. She is serving as the President of AEF in her personal capacity.