About KABANC

Our Mission

The Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABA-NC) has served Korean American lawyers and the local Korean American community since the mid-1980s. Your participation is vital and welcomed.

KABANC was founded to encourage and promote the professional growth of Korean-American lawyers and law students in Northern California; to foster networking, support, and the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the local Korean-American community; and to work with other Asian, minority, and community organizations on matters of common concern.

To further this mission, KABANC hosts networking and social events throughout the year.KABANC also strives to serve the Korean American and broader community, by educating the Korean American community about legal and other issues of interest which impact our community.We are an active affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which represents the interests of Asian Pacific American attorneys throughout the United States.

Past Presidents

Alison Hong

2017-2018

Matthew Ahn

2016-2017

Suhi Koizumi

2015-2016

John Hong

2014-2015

Taewoong Koo

2013-2014

Sophie Regimbal

2012-2013

Kristina Chung

2011-2012

Sikyun Im

2010-2011

Anna Suh

2009-2010

Jae Yi

2008-2009

Thomas Kim

2007-2008

Patricia Kim

2006-2007

Ja Moon

2005-2006

Arthur Yoon

2004-2005

Salle Yoo

2003-2004

2018-2019 Officers

PRESIDENT

Joseph Suh,
General Counsel,
Nexon M Inc.

VICE PRESIDENT

Kyong Kim,
Litigation Attorney,
Holland & Knight LLP

SECRETARY

Jenny Jung,
Venture Counsel,
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

TREASURER

Pia Kim,
Associate Attorney,
Nassiri & Jung

2018-2019 Board of Directors


Alison Hong
Sidley Austin LLP

Ann Lee
Goodwin Proctor

Eric Min
Solar Mosaic Inc.

Eugene Lee
Uber

Fred Choi
Telenav

Isabella Shin
Berliner Cohen LLP

Jamie Yoo Otto
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

Josephine Kim
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

Justine Lee
Reed Smith LLP

Elizabeth Kang
Harbor

Hiscox Insurance

Sean Jeong
LG Display

Shinhong Byun
LimNexus LLP

Stephan Choo
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley

2018-2019 Student Board of Directors

Michael Choi
Michael Choi
University of San Francisco

Sally Shin
UC Hastings

Samuel Chang
UC Hastings

Valerie Park
UC Hastings

KABANC By-laws

I NAME
The official name of this organization is the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. This name may be abbreviated as KABA or KABANC.

II PURPOSE
The primary purpose of KABA is to provide Korean and Korean American lawyers and law students in Northern California with professional development and educational assistance through various activities including, but not limited to, mentoring programs and informational workshops. Further, KABANC shall inform, educate and work with the Korean American community and the community at large, including but not limited to, Asian-American, minority, immigrant and legal organizations, on matters of common concern.