Leadership Council


One of our greatest strengths as an organization has been the network of alumni, volunteers, and key supporters who have helped to shape who we are today. Comprised of supporters and alumni who are influential leaders of the community, the Leadership Council will help ensure that we have the access to the expertise and resources to effectively carry out our mission.

Darryl Chiang –  Co-Chair of the Leadership Council, Director, Legal, Google

Joan Haratani –  Co-Chair of the Leadership Council, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP,

Dimple Abichandani – Executive Director, General Services Foundation

Jeff Adachi –  Public Defender, SF Office of the Public Defender

Monty Agarwal –  Partner, Antolin Agarwal LLP

Hon. Michael Begert –  San Francisco Superior Court Judge

I. Neel Chatterjee –  Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

S. Raj Chatterjee – Judge, Superior Court of Alameda County

Terisa Chaw –  Executive Director, National Employment Lawyers Association

Jeffrey Chu –  Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Emil De Guzman –  President Emeritus, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Retired

Pearl Del Rosario – Associate General Counsel Facebook

Grant Din – Consultant 

Laura Ho – Partner, Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho LLP

Minh Hoang Merchant – Associate General Council, Counsyl

Ned Isokawa –  Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Retired

Keith Kamisugi –  Director of Communications, Equal Justice Society

Hon. Ken Kawaichi –  Retired Judge, JAMS

Khurshid Khoja – Principle, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel

William Kwong – Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office

Leo Lam –  Partner, Keker, Van Nest, & Peters LLP

Thomas Layton –  President Emeritus, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Retired

Bill Lann Lee –  Senior Counsel, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Daniel Lee –  Executive Director, Levi Strauss Foundation

Jack Lee –  Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP, Retired

Yvonne Lee –  Regional Advocate, U.S. Small Business Administration

David Lei –  Vice Chairman, Chinese American Community Foundation

Mina Titi Liu –  Director, Stanford Law School

Larry Lowe – Senior Legal Counsel, Tesla Motors

Wesley Lowe –  Partner, Mannion, Lowe & Oksenendler

David McClain – Principal, Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood

Thanh Ngo –  Partner, TDN Law Group

Nanci Nishimura –  Principal, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Christine Noma –  Partner, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Raymond Ocampo, Jr. –  President & CEO, Samurai Surfer LLC

Demian Pay –  Senior Counsel, Chevron Corporation

Peggy Saika –  Consultant

Hina Shah – Clinical Staff Attorney, Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, Golden State U. School of Law

Charlene (Chuck) Shimada –  Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Paul Shimotake –  Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo Bank

Don Tamaki –  Founding Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP

William Tamayo –  Regional Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Evan Tana – Group Product Manager, Dropbox

Bijal Vakil –  White & Case LLP

Andrew Vu –  Counsel, SAP Global Legal

Rev. Lloyd Wake –  Minister, United Methodist Church, Retired

Merilyn Wong – Administrative Law Judge, State of California – New Motor Vehicle Board

Eric Yamamoto –  Professor, University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law

Hong-Sze Yu –  Senior Counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Helen Zia –  Writer

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