AABA Board of Directors 2013
David Sohn, President
David Sohn is the principal attorney at SOHN LEGAL GROUP, P.C., where he prosecutes and defends socially just actions on behalf of individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in a wide range of areas including employment disputes, business disputes, and corporate governance disputes. A significant portion of David’s practice is focused on prosecuting class actions for violations of wage and hour laws and consumer protection laws. Previously, David worked at several prominent national law firms in San Francisco. For his work, David has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2009.
David’s involvement with AABA began in 2003 as a Co-Chair of the Mentorship Committee and subsequently as a Co-Chair of the Employment Committee. He has served on AABA’s Board since 2009. David is an active volunteer at El Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland. He also contributes his time to the Workers’ Rights Clinic hosted by the Employment Law Center. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family and surfing at Ocean Beach.
Ted Ting, Vice President
Bank of America
Ted Ting is an Assistant General Counsel for Bank of America. He supports the Legacy Asset Servicing group and addresses issues related to servicing of defaulted home loans.
Before joining the Bank, Ted was previously a partner at Reed Smith, where he focused on commercial disputes, financial services litigation, and real property-related litigation. Most recently, he was on a secondment to the Bank, overseeing mortgage-related litigation.
His past experience includes: defending against a putative home loan class action, defending a title insurance company against a former agent’s multi-million dollar contract claims, obtaining a very favorable result for a Chinese company in a Las Vegas-venued stock purchase/employment agreement dispute, negotiating a favorable settlement of a construction defect case for a Fortune 500 client, and defending an eminent domain case for a national media company.
Ted was active on diversity-related efforts in his office as a member of the Hiring Committee and head of the Summer Associate Program. Ted has also been on the board of the Alameda County Bar Association and the California Bar Foundation.
Eumi K. Lee, Treasurer
U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Civil Justice Clinic
100 McAllister St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94102
Eumi K. Lee is a Clinical Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law. She teaches the Criminal Practice Clinic and the Individual Representation Clinic, which serves low-income clients in employment, clean slate, and benefits cases, as well as seminars on professional responsibility. She has developed and taught training programs on legal ethics in a variety of contexts. Before joining the faculty at Hastings, Eumi practiced at Keker & Van Nest and Thelen Reid & Priest, focusing on criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. She served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the late Honorable Jerome Turner, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. Throughout her career, Eumi has performed an extensive amount of pro bono work, including coordinating and drafting the amicus brief on behalf of Fred Korematsu, AABA, BASF, and other organizations in Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426 (2004).
She formerly served as a co-chair of the Scholarship, Social, and Community Service Committees, during which time she co-founded the AABA/APILO clinic in San Francisco. Eumi has been named one of NAPABA’’s Best Lawyers Under 40.
Salle Yoo, Secretary
Uber Technologies, Inc.
405 Howard Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94105
Salle Yoo is the General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc. where she leads the legal and regulatory functions for the company. Prior to joining Uber, Salle was a litigation partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, in its San Francisco office.
Prior to joining the board of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), Salle was co-chair of AABA's judiciary committee, where she worked with the committee to increase diversity on our state and federal courts. She is the prior President of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California and the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of the North Pacific Coast. She currently serves on the Museum Council for the Asian Art Museum, through which she pursues her interest in arts education for children and support of Asian American artists.
Salle is a graduate of Scripps College and Boston University School of Law.
601 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Term Ending in 2014) Hung Chang is currently a legal counsel at Adobe. Hung works directly with sales, engineering, program management, product management, and marketing clients and advise them on a wide variety of legal issues (e.g., open source, technology licensing, patents, standards, marketing, privacy, SaaS, etc.) Hung also helps and advises Hyphen Magazine, an all-volunteer-run non-profit Asian American magazine as its volunteer legal counsel on a pro-bono basis.
Hung’s involvement with AABA began when he served as the co-chair of AABA’s community service committee from 2007 to 2009. As a co-chair, Hung works with the rest of the committee members to organize many volunteering and community-outreach opportunities, including the monthly clinics for the low-income clients with the assistance of Asian Pacific Island Legal Outreach. When Hung is not practicing law, he can be found working and teaching on ceramics in an East Bay studio or playing with his white husky.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P
One Montgomery Tower, Suite 2700
San Francisco, CA 94104
Annie Chuang is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. She tries bet-the-company cases on behalf of some of the nation’s largest corporations. She has successfully tried cases to jury verdicts for corporate clients and as a volunteer at the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender. She has extensive trial and management experience in litigation involving tobacco, automotive, pharmaceutical, health care and food. As a member of SHB’s International Ligation & Dispute Resolution Practice, she has also worked on litigation matters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Annie has served her clients’ interests by advising them on complex legislative and regulatory matters and future litigation threats in foreign jurisdictions. Annie has been an active member of AABA since 2002 and served as a co-chair for the Membership and Judiciary Committees. She has also served the Asian American community nationally as a co-chair of the NAPABA’s Women’s Leadership Committee.
Nassiri & Jung LLP
Los Angeles | San Francisco, CA
213-626-6200 | 415-762-3100
Charles Jung is trial lawyer and principal of Nassiri & Jung LLP. His business litigation practice emphasizes class actions, wage & hour, and trade secrets. Charles is the author of California Wage & Hour Law California Class Action Law, and California Trade Secrets, and he is a frequent commentator in the legal press on these topics. He has been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® magazine in every year since 2009.
Charles’s community service has included serving as a Special Deputy District Attorney for Marin County. He’s served as a panelist at nearly all the Bay Area law schools, including Golden Gate, Hastings, and Boalt on topics including APAs in the legal field, networking, and career development. Charles has served on various AABA committees including Judiciary Appointments, Solo & Small Firms, and Civil Rights. He is a Director of API Legal Outreach.
Charles earned his law degree from Stanford Law School, graduating with distinction. While at Stanford, he served as an Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review. He earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University. He earned his master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. At Harvard, Charles was a Kennedy Fellow.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
560 Mission Street 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Miriam Kim is a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation, intellectual property matters, and internal investigations for high technology companies. She has substantial experience in trade secret, copyright, and other IP disputes in the software and semiconductor industries. Miriam’s pro bono practice is focused on the needs of victims of sexual abuse. Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Levin H. Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit.
Miriam is dedicated to increasing the diversity of the legal profession. Prior to
joining AABA’s Board, she co-chaired the Employment Committee. She has served on her firm’s Diversity and Recruiting Committees and as head of the San Francisco office’s 1L Diversity Summer Program.
After graduating from Harvard University in East Asian Studies, Miriam received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she served as President of the Boalt Hall Student Association and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Miriam lives in Alameda with her husband and two sons.
Marina Sarmiento Feehan
San Francisco, CA 94131
Marina Sarmiento Feehan is the founder of Positive Counsel, a legal career consulting and business maximization firm. Marina is an attorney that has found her true calling in life. Marina has consciously created a career that blends her significant legal experience and her passion for developing and mentoring attorneys. As a legal career consultant, she has counseled over 1000 attorneys and law students at each stage of their career. She also conducts professional development trainings and continuing legal education seminars on social media, communication skills, and client rainmaking. Marina leads the workshops “Professional Branding for Attorney Success” and “Social Media Strategies for Lawyers.” She is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and the University of California Berkeley. Marina practiced law for over 15 years, most recently as in-house counsel for Fair Isaac Corporation (now FICO). Prior to founding Positive Counsel, Marina was Assistant Director for the Office of Career Planning at the University of San Francisco School of Law. This is Marina’s second term on the AABA Board, having served as a board member in the 1990’s.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669
(Term ending in 2015) Darren Teshima is a senior associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. His commercial litigation practice concentrates on the representation of corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. His practice includes the representation of financial institutions, retail and hospitality companies and technology companies in first-party and third- party insurance disputes. He also provides pro bono representation of asylum seekers and counsels nonprofit organizations pro bono.
Darren has been active in AABA since 2006, serving as a member and co-chair of the Judiciary Committee. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining Orrick, he clerked for the Honorable David O. Carter in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and was an associate at Heller Ehrman LLP.
Perkins Coie LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA 94111
David Tsai is an attorney in Perkins Coie LLP’s San Francisco and Taipei offices and a member of Perkins’ Commercial Litigation Practice Group. David’s practice focuses on trade secret and patent litigation involving the Internet, software, smartphones, semiconductors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, and medical devices. David is fluent in spoken Taiwanese and Chinese Mandarin and has successfully represented numerous Taiwan-based companies in patent litigation matters.
David is the President of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) and co-chaired the Minority Bar Coalition and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT Bar association. He previously served on the Boards of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and Santa Clara County Bar Association. David was honored with the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club 2012 Diversity Award, as 2011 Best Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, as 2010 Barrister of the Year by the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and as a “Rising Star” in intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2009. David is committed to serving pro bono clients. He has worked on immigration pro bono matters with the Asian Law Caucus, APILO, NCLR, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, including successfully representing a transgender Cambodian man. David is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford, and Santa Clara University.
Uy Law Group
436 14th St., Suite 1213
Oakland, CA 94612
Robert is currently a partner at the Uy Law Group, where he practices immigration and family law. He was previously an associate at a full-service immigration firm in San Francisco, and prior to that worked as a Staff Attorney and immigration project lead at API Legal Outreach.
Robert has been published in the Berkeley Journal of Gender Law and Justice and currently is a columnist for Philippine News and has been tapped as a legal expert by media outlets such as SF Weekly, NBC, Fox, and ABS-CBN. He has been invited to speak at UC Berkeley School of Law, Stanford University, UC Hastings School of Law and various other educational institutions and professional venues.
Robert has taught CLE courses with the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. He is currently External Vice President of the board of directors of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, the President of the Alliance for Community Empowerment Kumares and Kumpares antidomestic violence organization. Robert has previously been Vice President of the
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center and part of the San Francisco Immigration and Legal Education Network’s executive committee. He has received commendations from the City of Daly City, the City of San Francisco, and from the office of State Senator Leland Yee. Robert is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and UCLA.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Kristy Young is an associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in their finance and bankruptcy practice group. Kristy represents financial institutions in real estate and asset-based lending, workouts, receiverships, and bankruptcy litigation. Her pro bono practice includes representation of families in the adoption of children out of the foster care system.
As a member of Sheppard Mullin’s Recruiting Committee and as a mentor with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Kristy is committed to increasing diversity within the legal profession. She has also been active with AABA, first as co-chair of the Civil Rights committee and most recently as co-chair of the newly created Women’s Committee.
Upon graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in Political Science, Kristy was a paralegal at several international law firms and travelled the country as a field organizer for a presidential campaign. Kristy went on to receive her J.D. from U.C. Davis School of Law. She remains active in civic affairs through work on local, state, and national campaigns.