Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2023-2024 Committees *

Antiracism Committee

Shirin Johnson

Jamal Faleel

Dan Lew

Hao Ngyuen

Women's Committee

MNAPABA's Women's Committee is a long standing committee committed to highlighting and strengthening issues of interest to our committee's members (and we're open to all members, not just those who identify as women!). We primarily focus on issues facing women in the workplace and working parents.


Alex Dyste-DemetAlex is an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Solicitor's Office. She primarily advises the Bureau of Indian Affairs with respect to its real estate programs

Mayura Noordyke Mayura Noordyke is Trademark Counsel, Global IP at Medtronic, where she advises business teams on trademark and copyright law issues. Prior to her current role, Mayura was in private practice at two international law firms. Mayura is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. 


Bryan Wong

Christine Yang

Emily Uhl

Gulzar Babaeva

Cam Hoang

JiHae Kim

Julie T. Le

Joanne Sum-Ping

Katherine Chen

Marissa Lindquist

Lindha Nguyen

Marisa Marek

Marlo Miksche

Elena Modl

Naoko Koyano

Saukshmya Trichi

June Cheng 

Public Sector Committee

Evan Tsai

Alene Sussman

Veena Iyer

Awards Committee


Jaime Wing - Jaime is a senior associate with Norton Rose Fulbright. He serves on the firm's Product Liability and Consumer Disputes team.

Seung Sub (Elvis) Kim - Elvis is an associate at Carlson Caspers, Intellectual Property Law. His practice focuses on patent litigation and prosecution, particularly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology.


Oliver Li

Chris Jison

Judicial Selection Committee

Will be updated soon - Contact Nicole Jison for interest or questions

Programs Committee


Thomas Lee - Tom is an attorney at Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C., where he practices intellectual property law focusing on trademarks and patents domestically and internationally. Prior to law school, he was an engineer for a number of years. Tom was born and raised in Richmond, Va. Prior to being a father of two girls, Tom enjoyed running and enjoying traveling and trying out new restaurants.

Valerie Narcy - Valerie Narcy graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2020, then went on to serve as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kellie Charles in Ramsey County District Court and as an Assistant County Attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Now, Valerie works as a personal injury attorney at Hall Law, P.A., where she gets to live her childhood dream of litigating and being a voice for people in need. 


Oliver Li

Steve Laitinen

Dong Lee

Kirby Li

Shruti Vaid

Nick Rauch

Eva Tang

Harpreet Mahal

Hao Nguyen

Christhy Le

Neven Selimovic

Sung Woo Hong

Seung Sub (Elvis) Kim

* The full 2023-24 committee information is currently being updated. Please stay tuned. Thank you for your interest!

Mailing Address:
MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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