Raymond Chan is a patent attorney and partner in the Irvine office of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, where he focuses on patent litigation, taking the lead role on technical aspects in cases involving a diverse range of technologies, including automotive lighting, biotechnology, polymer chemistry, and telecommunications. He has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UCLA and a law degree from Fordham University. In addition to OCAABA’s Pipeline Committee, he is also a member of Procopio’s Racial Equity Task Force. On the weekend, you may find him plodding along on his bicycle in Irvine, unless he has taken it apart again for maintenance or "upgrades."
Nelson Vu is Senior Corporate Counsel at Consensus Cloud Solutions (NASDAQ: CCSI) (formerly part of Ziff Davis) where he is responsible for supporting the company’s global legal matters, including negotiating contracts, evaluating compliance issues and advising on general corporate matters. Nelson is also a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Consensus where he works to develop policies, programs and a community at work that fosters cultural competence, responsiveness and awareness. Prior to Consensus, Nelson was Corporate Counsel at Microsemi Corporation (now part of Microchip Technology Inc.)
Tony Wang is a corporate partner in the Newport Beach offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital, merger and acquisition, and cross-border US/Asia-related transactions. Tony's clients span numerous industries including telecommunications, media, software/technology, manufacturing, energy, and real estate. In addition to serving on his firm's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Community Legal Services Committee, Tony is also active with various local community organizations - serving as a director on the Boards of the Public Law Center and OCBA Charitable Fund.
Denise H.D. Koeller exclusively practices family law in Orange County at Minyard Morris. She believes legal advocacy should be thoughtful, yet efficient, never losing sight of the real life impacts this legal process has on her clients. She is an active participant in the Public Law Center's Southeast Asian Legal Outreach clinic and OCAABA where she recently spearheaded the Moon Festival and continues to be an active social committee member.
Larry Valdez is a supervising attorney for the in-house counsel department at Kemper insurance. Larry has been a member of OCAABA since he was first year in law school and has continued to be involved to this day. As a board member of OCAABA, Larry chaired the Pipeline Committee paired attorneys with law students for OCAABA's mentorship program.
Larry is from Las Vegas where he received his Bachelor's of Science in Managerial Finance. He attended and graduated from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa. Larry enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, and collecting sneakers.
Jeannie Fu is in-house counsel at Neudesic, LLC, an IBM company, a technology consulting company with over 20 years of Microsoft partnership, delivering impactful business results through digital modernization and evolution. As Counsel, Jeannie assists with the negotiation of various contracts as well as supports various business units in day-to-day legal matters. As a board member of OCAABA, Jeannie has been involved with numerous committees over the years, including social committee, in-house counsel committee, and currently serves on its community service committee.
Prior to her role at Neudesic, Jeannie worked at an insurance defense litigation firm handling a broad range of matters from personal injury to COVID-19 insurance coverage, having worked with multiple managing partners from different offices of the firm throughout the United States. Jeannie obtained both her JD and BS degrees from Chapman University.
John Kim is a litigator with trial experience in both Federal and State courts as well as private arbitrations. Mr. Kim’s practice areas involve insolvency/bankruptcy, governmental affairs, banking, real estate, employment, construction defect, D&O litigation, and corporate/shareholder disputes. Mr. Kim has represented government agencies, bankruptcy trustees, private companies of all sizes, high net worth individuals and law firms.
John completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at Los Angeles, (B.A., Political Scene, June 1998, Honors) and obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California (Juris Doctorate, December 2001, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif). John has been nominated a "Super Lawyer" from 2008-2022 and also serves as a board member to the Diversity Committee and Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section for the State Bar of California. John is a member of Crossline Community Church and lives in Orange County with his wife and dog. Mr. Kim enjoys travelling, attending musical events, visiting zoos and whiskey tasting.
Prior to his shift into philanthropy, Michael Le was a real estate and corporate attorney for 10+ years handling transactions, litigation, compliance and managing internal and outside counsel. His curiosity and desire to shake things up led him to complete his MBA at USC in 2017. This was a transformative experience being immersed in an academic and business community that guided him to his next North Star towards service and philanthropy. While still advising family offices through their real estate transactions, risk assessment and compliance efforts, Michael was able to throw himself in the community to better the lives of ALL Orange County citizens.
After working with projects that helped students with the tech employment gap, he is a director of Emilio Nares Foundation, a charity that helps kids with cancer in California. He is also a board member of Project Vietnam Foundation, and collaborator for non-profits like Cancer Kinship, Veteran’s Legal Institute, Orange County United Way and Girls, Inc. Michael will again be serving as the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s annual dinner.
Justin Fong is General Counsel with AmWest Funding Corp., one of the nation’s largest Non-QM loan originators. As General Counsel, he has assisted his company with over $1b in loan securitizations and over $5b in loan sales.
Prior to joining AmWest, Justin was at a national law firm representing lenders in commercial litigation and transactional matters. As a Board member of OCAABA, Justin has co-chaired the COVID-19 Committee, Stop-Asian Hate Committee, Social Committee, and Community Service Committee. In addition to his work with OCAABA, Justin serves on the Costa Mesa Housing & Public Grant Committee, the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee, ACC SoCal Well Being Committee, OCBA International Law Executive Committee, and OCBA Hate Crime Task Force. Justin obtained his JD/MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from UCSD.
Eric Fanchiang is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Group. His practice focuses primarily on antitrust litigation for both defendants and plaintiffs and on government investigations. He has experience across a broad range of industries, including technology, transportation, and digital media. Eric represents his clients on a wide range of antitrust issues including standard setting, trade association policies, misuse of patents and trade secrets, and price fixing.
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association ("OCAABA") is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.