Officers & Directors

Chris M. Kang

President

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Email: chris.kang@haynesboone.com

Biographical Info

Chris is an attorney with Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he practices in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. Chris graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and a Minor in Business, and earned his law degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law 2007.  Chris and his wife, Jenny, have a two-year old son named Greyson, and two dogs (Molly and Oliver).  Chris and Jenny love traveling, cooking, photography, home improvement activities, and all things toddler related.

 

Shruti Krishnan

President-Elect

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Tabletop Media LLC d/b/a Ziosk

Email: shruti@ziosk.com

Biographical Info

Shruti is Associate Legal Counsel at Tabletop Media, LLC d/b/a Ziosk, which owns and manufactures a proprietary suite of tablet devices for use in casual dining restaurants. Shruti’s practice includes corporate, intellectual property, data security and privacy, and marketing/advertising law. Shruti graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology, and from UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences with a M.S. in Biophysics. She received her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2010. Outside of DAABA, Shruti is a major foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants and hot spots around town.

 

Jason Shyung

Secretary

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Accudyne Industries, LLC

Email: JASON.SHYUNG@accudyneindustries.com

Biographical Info

Jason is a Senior Counsel at Accudyne Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial pumps and compressors. He has a wide range of responsibilities in Accudyne’s legal department, ranging from negotiating commercial contracts to managing litigation. Prior to joining Accudyne, Jason was a Senior Associate in Alston & Bird LLP’s litigation department, and he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Jason received a B.A. and B.S. in International Studies and Economics at Southern Methodist University and his law degree from the University of Virginia.  Jason recently got married to his wife, Diane Shyung, and the two of them enjoy good food and traveling.

 

Drew Spaniol

Treasurer

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Bryan Cave LLP

Email: Andrew.Spaniol@bryancave.com

Biographical Info

Drew is an attorney at the law firm Bryan Cave LLP, where he practices commercial litigation. Drew has practiced before state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, in both Texas and Louisiana (where he is also licensed). Drew chairs the board of directors for Literacy Instruction for Texas, a non-profit dedicated to improving Texas by teaching adults to read. Before entering private practice, Drew was a nationally-recognized French teacher.

 

Ann Chao Sheu

Director

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Collin County District Attorney

Email: asheu@collincountytx.gov

Biographical Info

Ann is an Assistant District Attorney for Collin County. She earned her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2011.  Ann served as the Chair of DAABA’s 2015 Annual Awards Night at the Bush Institute.  Outside of DAABA, Ann enjoys scuba diving, rock climbing, cooking, yoga, and traveling with her husband Sunny.

 

Hao Ni

Director

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Ni, Wang & Massand, PLLC

Email: hni@nilawfirm.com

Biographical Info

Hao is an attorney at Ni, Wang & Massand, PLLC. His practice focuses around various intellectual property matters, civil litigation, and litigation financing.  Hao received his bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2003.  In addition to traveling for work, Hao likes to travel for fun and collecting miles / points – visiting places all over the world.

 

Mike Lee

Director

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Alston & Bird, LLP

Email: michael.lee@alston.com

Biographical Info

Mike is an associate at the law firm Alston & Bird LLP in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group with a primary focus on complex patent litigation. Mike received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 2012, where he served on the editorial board of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Peter Chen

Director

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Chen Dotson, PLLC

Email: peter@chendotson.com

Biographical Info

Peter is an attorney at the law firm Chen Dotson, PLLC, where he practices civil litigation. Peter is a graduate of Texas A&M University.  He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in December 2003.  Prior to his legal career, Peter spent 6 years teaching High School English and Humanities in Dallas.  Peter has a four year daughter named Olivia, and a two year old son named Deacon.  Peter was named the Dallas Asian American Bar Association’s Outstanding Member for 2015.

 

Camille Mangana

Director

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Biographical Info

Camille is an attorney at Parkland Health and Hospital System. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in political science, and from Saint Louis University School of Law and School of Public Health in 2013 with a law degree and a Master of Health Administration.

 

Stacey Cho Hernandez

Director

Carter Scholer PLLC

Email: scho@carterscholer.com

Biographical Info

Stacey is a litigation associate at Carter Scholer Arnett & Mockler, where she practices employment, commercial and antitrust litigation.   She graduated from UT Dallas with a B.S. in business administration, and obtained her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2009.  Stacey is a proud mama of a sweet and sassy 2-year-old daughter and a food, coffee and wine enthusiast.

 

Monika Singh Sanford

Advisory Director

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Email: monika.sanford@haynesboone.com

Biographical Info

Monika is a partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she practices banking and finance law. Monika graduated from UT Austin with a BBA in finance, and obtained her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2007. Monika and her husband Quinn have a baby boy named Ivan. They both enjoy travelling and any kind of vacation generally, trying out new recipes, checking out concerts and comedy shows, and all things DAABA-related.

 

Caren K. Lock

Advisory Director

TIAA

Email: clock@tiaa.org

Caren K. Lock is the Regional Vice President and Associate General Counsel of TIAA.  She was the former Corporate Co-Chair of the Women’s Employee Resource Group and is currently a member of the Denver/Broomfield Leadership Council and Dallas Leadership Council.  Before entering the corporate world, Caren spent over a decade litigating complex business matters including copyright and trademark infringement, employment discrimination, shareholder and partnership disputes, aviation, and toxic tort.

Caren is the Board Chair and a member of the Executive Committee at the Dallas Women’s Foundation. Caren is also a Board member of the Texas State Bar College and the Founders Board of the University of North Texas School of Law. Previously, she has also served on the Boards of Girls Inc. Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas Bar Association, State of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section, and was President and former Board member of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, and the Center for Nonprofit Management in Dallas. Caren is also a member of The Dallas Assembly and a graduate of The Leader Dallas Program. From 2008 – 2013, she served on the Texas State Bar Grievance Panel and was Chair of her panel.

In her spare time, Caren volunteers at the Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Clubhouse) teaching yoga to cancer survivors and their families.  She resides in Allen with her husband, Michael Bahar, and her two sons.

 

Janet Landry Smith

DAYL / DAABA Representative

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Carter Scholer PLLC

Email: jsmith@carterscholer.com

Biographical Info

Janet is an associate at Carter Scholer PLLC, where she practices in the firm’s litigation section. Janet’s practice includes representing clients in trademark litigation, trade secrets litigation, employment litigation and business disputes.  Janet earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in 2011 and her law degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 2015.  Janet and her husband, Steve, are fur parents to Hero, a yellow lab.