Officers & Directors
Southwest Airlines Co.
Jason is an Attorney at Southwest Airlines Co. Prior to joining Southwest, Jason was an Assistant General Counsel at Accudyne Industries, LLC, 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.
Bryan Cave LLP
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.
Ni, Wang & Massand, PLLC
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.
Ann Chao Sheu
Collin County District Attorney
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.
Alston & Bird, LLP
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.
Parkland Health and Hospital System
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
Carter Arnett PLLC
Stacey is a Partner at Carter Arnett, PLLC, 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.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Tabletop Media LLC d/b/a Ziosk
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.
Chris M. Kang
Haynes and Boone, LLP
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.
Sean T. Hamada
Hamada Smith PLLC
Janet Landry Smith
DAYL / DAABA Representative
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Janet is an associate at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 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.
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