Board

Executive Board:

Panida Rzonca is currently the Directing Attorney at the Thai Community Development Center where she oversees both social and legal direct services. At Thai CDC, she serves primarily monolingual Thai speakers that were victims of human trafficking. In addition, Panida also practices law in the areas of immigration, labor, housing, and family law. Panida has been on TABA’s board since its founding and also serves on the State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. She is committed to providing quality legal services to people who lack access to legal services whether it is because of limited English proficiency or income level.

Contact Panida at president@tabalawyers.org

Jane Kespradit is a litigation associate at LimNexus LLP (formerly Lim Ruger). Her practice focuses on business litigation with an emphasis on fraud, business torts and employment disputes. Ms. Kespradit earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. from UCLA. In 2012, Ms. Kespradit helped incorporate and launch the Thai American Bar Association, of which she is a Founding Member and served as its Secretary. Ms. Kespradit has also volunteered at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project, where she assisted victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. In 2014, Ms. Kespradit and her colleagues organized the panel “Women@theTable,” which convenes annually to discuss topics of interest among women attorneys.

Contact Jane at presidentelect@tabalawyers.org

Justin Ruaysamran is Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Jennison Associates LLC, an equity and fixed income asset management company. Justin’s practice
focuses on investment advisory law, including institutional accounts, funds and other pooled investment vehicles, ERISA plans and wrap fee programs. Prior to this role, Justin served as regulatory counsel in Prudential Financial’s Asset Management Law department, where he analyzed regulatory developments, worked closely with industry associations and advised on regulatory filings and examinations. Justin has also spent time in Prudential’s International Insurance and International Investments businesses where he worked on the establishment of the China insurance office and Singapore rep office, new product initiatives in Asia, litigation management and corporate restructurings. 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.

Contact Justin at vicepresident@tabalawyers.org

Tiffany Chukiat is an attorney with Stephens Friedland, who has practiced law in Orange County, California since December 2009. Her practice focuses on business and
civil litigation, and she represents a wide array of corporate clients. She has represented financial institutions in resolving commercial loan defaults and in defending against wrongful foreclosure actions. Tiffany has also handled the successful appointment and discharge of receivers on behalf of lenders who were seeking to adequately protect their collateral. Additionally, Tiffany has recovered substantial amounts due to her clients by obtaining writs of attachment and writs of execution. Prior to joining Stephens Friedland LLP, Ms. Chukiat also worked with healthcare providers, gaining vast experience in medical malpractice defense litigation. In addition to defending hospitals against meritless medical negligence claims, she successfully defended hospitals against frivolous premises liability and wrongful termination claims.

Contact Tiffany at treasurer@tabalawyers.org

Phatchara Udomsin is bilingual in Thai and English. He has a Bachelor of Law from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He also has a Masters of Law and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi. Udomsin has worked as an intern for Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While in law school in the United States, he worked as a Law Clerk for the Hawai’i Immigrant Justice Center where he helped the staff attorney with T-visa (visa for trafficking victims) applications for Thai labor trafficking victims. He is presently working as a Staff Attorney for Thai CDC where he continues to help trafficking victims. He is barred in the State of California.

Contact Phatchara at secretary@tabalawyers.org

Governors:


Lisa Bannapradist

Mayasha Christian

Kathy Khommarath

Sitanan Sriworakorn

Nicole Sroka

Tammy Sumontha

Advisory Board:


Tanya Kiatkulpiboone (TABA President 2015-2016)

Sam Puathasnanon (TABA President 2016-2017)

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