Board

Executive Board:

Jane Kespradit is a litigation associate at LimNexus LLP (formerly Lim Ruger), where she practices business litigation and employment litigation. In the business litigation arena, Jane represents companies in business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. In the employment arena, Jane represents companies and management in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Jane is a Founding Member of the Thai American Bar Association (TABA) and has served on its Board throughout the years. While in law school, Jane served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Tomar Mason (ret.) of the San Francisco Superior Court. Jane earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her undergraduate degrees from the University of California Los Angeles.

Contact Jane at president@tabalawyers.org

Justin Ruaysamran is Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Jennison Associates LLC, a registered investment adviser offering a broad range of traditional investment capabilities. Prior to this role, Justin served as regulatory counsel at PGIM and spent time as counsel in Prudential’s International Insurance and International Investments businesses. Justin began his legal career as a bank finance and corporate associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he specialized in acquisition finance and syndicated lending. He is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and serves as co-chair of both the NAPABA Financial Services Network (co-founder) and the LGBTQ Network. Justin earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (Pritzker) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.

Contact Justin at presidentelect@tabalawyers.org

Tammy Sumontha graduated with a Bachelor degree of Law from Thammasat University in Thailand and later received her Master’s Degree of Law from California Western School of Law. After graduation, Tammy worked at Sony Electronics Inc. and volunteered at several local nonprofit organizations. During this time, she was involved with providing federal and administrative advocacy to Thais with limited English proficiency who were eligible to receive benefits, but were in a situation where they were unable to provide proof of their eligibility or had difficulties accessing their records. Currently, Tammy manages her immigration law firm and her linguistic service in downtown San Diego, CA. The law firm focuses their practice in immigration for all family-based and employment-based petitions, including representation before the EOIR and BIA. The linguistic service provides translation and interpretations in the Thai and Lao languages. Tammy is licensed to practice with the state bar of New York and a member of the Judicial Council of California Court Interpreter Program.

Contact Tammy at vicepresident@tabalawyers.org

Yanin Senachai is a Staff Attorney working in the Impact Litigation Unit. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University before working seven years for non-profit organizations providing help for Asian American victims of domestic violence. Senachai also supported a national network of Asian American community advocates in sharing and enhancing culturally competent strategies for addressing domestic violence. Yanin graduated from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2012.

Contact Yanin at treasurer@tabalawyers.org

Sean Paisan is an experienced attorney who specializes in assisting employers with Workplace Safety and Health issues. In most cases, he is the first person his clients contact after a fatal or serious accident, often times afterhours and on weekends. Once engaged, he ensures that a proper investigation is conducted, that the investigation remains privileged, and helps manage potential criminal and civil exposure to the company. Drawing on his years of experience in general liability, criminal, commercial, and construction law, Mr. Paisan has a unique skillset, allowing him to anticipate and proactively manage issues, rather than simply reacting to requests and inquiries by investigating agencies such as OSHA, Cal/OSHA, Bureau of Investigations (BOI), and district attorneys throughout California. His breadth of experience has resulted in countless victories before the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board and other administrative agencies.

Contact Sean at secretary@tabalawyers.org

Governors:


Andrea Paris

Panida (Anna) Pollawit

Panida Rzonca

Phatchara Udomsin

Advisory Board:


Tanya Kiatkulpiboone (TABA President 2015-2016)

Sam Puathasnanon (TABA President 2016-2017)

Panida Rzonca (TABA President 2017-2018)

Tanasawat Jacob Satayaviboon (TABA President 2014)

Christopher T. Sukhaphadhana (TABA President 2014-2015)

Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched (TABA President 2012-2013)

Founding Members:


Mann Bunyanunda

Michelle Bussarakum

Into Champon

Steve Chariyasatit

Wareewan Tina Charoenpong

Win Chevapravatdumrong

Luci-Ellen Chun

Gary C. Eto

Hon. Alan Friedenthal

Maria Harrington

Terry Huttayananont

Srivitta Kengskool

Jane Kespradit

Kathy Khommarath

Tanya Kiatkulpiboone

Edward W. Lew

Nedrudee Liu

Alisa Manasantivongs

Don Nghiem

Sam Puathasnanon

Panida Rzonca

Raymond Sakai

Tanasawat J. Satayaviboon

Vasudhsiri T. Sathienmars

Sanya Sukduang

Christopher T. Sukhaphadhana

Tammy Sumontha

Edmond Sung

William Sung

Juthamas J. Suwatanapongched

Lisa D. Tanner

Sirithon Thanasombat

Tonya Vachirasomboon

Phunphilas Viravan

Connie Charoonsrisavasd Wood

Lorraine Yu