Board of Directors 2019-2020


    Linh Ly, President

Linh Ly is a trial attorney at Nguyen & Nguyen, P.C. in Falls Church, Virginia where she practices family law, wills and trusts, business law, personal injury, and other areas of civil litigation. She is licensed in Virginia and advocates for many members of the Vietnamese community. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable John M. Tran in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was the Manuscripts Editor of the Journal of Land and Development and a member of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Team. Linh earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia where she majored in English and minored in Asian Pacific American Studies. She is the 2018-2019 Vice President of Membership of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, D.C and is actively involved in the Fairfax Bar Association and the Solo & Small Firm Network of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. In her free time, Linh enjoys traveling, playing board games, and singing at karaoke. 
     
 


Kim Phan, Treasurer


Kim is a Counsel in WilmerHale’s cybersecurity and privacy practice group. She graduated from the George Mason University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania. Kim has also worked at the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning and the Office of Congressman Virgil Goode.
           
  Jeannette Tran

Jeannette Tran is a trial attorney for the federal government. She earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and B.S. and B.A. from the University of Washington. Jeannette previously worked at the Social Security Administration and also as an Assistant Attorney General at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Jeannette enjoys rowing, playing tennis, and traveling.
     
           
    Paul Nguyen-Ba

Paul is a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law and George Mason University with a degree in computer science. He has previously worked as a patent searcher, patent examiner, and patent attorney. Paul believes that his billable hour requirement is the only reason he is not currently on the PGA tour.  
     

A.J. Sutton

A.J. is an Intellectual Property litigation associate with Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington D.C.  He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.  He is also half-Vietnamese (as if there was any doubt), and he loves to eat Banh Xeo, Banh Mi, and Bun Bo Hue.  A.J. loves movies, Game of Thrones, martial arts, games, mentoring law students, and his friends and family. 

     
     
   
Tien Pham


Tien is an anti-corruption/securities litigation associate with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington D.C.  Tien is also a certified public accountant in Maryland and Virginia, and was an auditor, fraud analyst, and accounting instructor prior to entering law practice.   In her free time, Tien enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and visiting different cities.  Tien is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Maryland College Park.

     

Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline is a patent attorney at Bookoff McAndrews, focusing in the areas of medical devices, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.  She graduated from the George Mason University School of Law and Marymount University.  While attending law school, Jacqueline was Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law and President of the Women’s Law Association.  In her free time, she is a fitness instructor and a self-proclaimed foodie who will eat anything and everything.
     
  Vi Mai

Vi Mai graduated from American University Washington College of Law. She went on to clerk at the D.C. Court of Appeals for one year where she conducted legal research, made legal recommendations, and drafted judicial opinions on a wide variety of matters ranging from criminal to civil and administrative issues. She then worked as a Staff Attorney at a local non-profit serving crime victims and domestic violence survivors. Vi is currently working as a judicial law clerk at the D.C. Superior Court on the Felony I docket that consists of some of the most serious criminal cases in the District. Vi holds the Certificate of Qualification (Juris Doctor equivalent) issued by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

   
 

Thai Tran

A 2011 Tufts University graduate and a 2016 Loyola graduate, Ms. Tran now litigates immigration, national security, fraud, and criminal cases on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at both trial and appellate level.  Her cases involve individuals who are natives and citizens from countries all over the world and require frequent communication and coordination with other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of State, and the Department of Defense.  While at Loyola, she was a member and senior editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.  She was also a Willem C. Vis Moot Fellow who presented oral arguments at the Oberster Gerichtshof in Vienna, Austria.

   
 

Linh Adams, Student Liaison

Linh is a second-year law student at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. During her first summer, Linh worked alongside with the in-house counsels for Mirixa Corporation as a Scholar of the Association Corporate Counsel, Class of 2018. She then joined the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center providing free legal services for low-income individuals who were victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Linh was the scholarship recipient of the ACC- DC chapter 2018, NCVAA 2018, Gold Mountain Scholarship  - APABA 2018, and VABA-DC 2018. Linh enjoys traveling, karaoke, and foods.


 

 


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