PHOTO: From left to right, Associate Olivia S. Lee, firm client Aerin Lim (Director of Investor Relations at 500 Startups), Senior Associate Suhi Koizumi (KABANC President-Elect), Senior Associate La Verne Ramsay, and Parner Minette Kwok at the KABANC 2014 annual dinner.
On September 26, Senior Associate Suhi Koizumi was recognized as President-Elect of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (KABANC) at the organization’s annual gala dinner held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif.
Suhi will serve as President of KABANC starting in 2015. For three decades, KABANC has served the Korean American community and encouraged the professional growth of Korean American lawyers and law students in Northern California.
Suhi continues Minami Tamaki’s tradition of leadership in bar associations. Partner Brad Yamauchi serves as Vice President of the National Asian Pacific Bar Association. Partner Minette Kwok served as a Commissioner on the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization Immigration and Nationality Law. Other firm attorneys have served in numerous positions with various bar associations and legal organizations.
A Senior Associate in our Immigration Practice Group, Suhi partners with executives and legal and human resources personnel to address a wide spectrum of immigration issues of corporate clients.
She has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the Rising Star category. She has served as General Counsel for the Asian Business League of San Francisco and as a board member of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
Suhi also regularly volunteers at immigration clinics where she advises indigent clients and has promoted the rights of women fleeing from persecution at the Center for Gender and Refugee studies.