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

shruti

Excentus Corporation

Email: skrishnan@excentus.com

Biographical Info

Shruti currently serves as Counsel at Excentus Corporation.  Shruti graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2010.  She has been a member of DAABA for numerous years and served as Co-Chair of Awards Night, a Director on the board, and as Treasurer.  Shruti is a major foodie, and loves checking out the latest 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 Kilmartin

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.  Camille is married to Brian Kilmartin and they have a sweet furchild named Max.

 

Stacey Cho Hernandez

Director

Carter Scholer Arnett & Mockler

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.

 

Janet Landry Smith

DAYL / DAABA Representative

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Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC

Email: jsmith@carterscholer.com

Biographical Info

Janet is an associate at Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, 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.