WASHINGTON (November 23, 2010) – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association announced the 2010 recipients of NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 Awards on November 20, at its 22nd Annual Convention in Los Angeles. The Best Lawyers Under 40 Awards recognize talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American legal community who are under the age of 40 and have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields while demonstrating a strong commitment to the community.
This year’s Best Lawyers Under 40 honorees have tried and won major cases, founded law firms, managed legal departments, handled important deals, advocated to protect the civil rights of APAs, and headed up corporate departments – all at relatively early stages in their careers. NAPABA congratulates the 2010 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award recipients:
• Tanya A Bovée, Jackson Lewis LLP
• Aney Chandy, Toys “R” Us, Inc.
• Cyndie M .Chang, Duane Morris
• Kevin F. Chung, Sony Computer Entertainment America (PlayStation)
• Clinton Foy, Square Enix, Inc., and Sqaure Enix America Holdings
• Paul Grewal, Howrey LLP
• Emi Gusukuma, Haas & Najarian
• Deborah Hong, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
• Eugene Lee, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
• Michael D. Lee, Pamir Law Group
• Albert J. Li, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
• Patsy Yung Micale, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services
• Ash Mishra, General Mills
• Christian Na, CIRCOR International, Inc.
• Raj Natarajan, Kilpatrick Stockton
• Amardeep Singh, Sikh Coalition
• Michelle K. Sugihara, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLP
• Bijal V. Vakil, White & Case
• Nina Y. Wang, Faegre & Benson
• Alice Wong, Nordstrom
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 62 local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of minorities in the legal profession.