National Board

PRESIDENT
PAUL JHIN

Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County
70 West Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Email: pjhin@da.sccgov.org

Paul Jhin is a co-founder of NAPIPA and previously served as the Norther California Chapter Vice-President. He is on the gang unit at the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office. He previously worked at the Contra Costa and San Mateo District Attorneys' offices.  He received his BA from UC Berkeley and JD from the University of San Diego. Paul served as the former President of APALSA at University of San Diego.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

KIN W. NG

Chief, Immigrant Fraud Unit
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Email: ngkin@brooklynda.org

Kin W. Ng has been an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) for over 20 years, starting in 1991. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Ng became a Senior Trial Attorney in the Blue Zone Trial Bureau, where he investigated, indicted, and tried felony level crimes ranging from Felony Assaults, Burglaries, Rapes, and Robberies to Felony Drug sales and Homicides. From 1998 to 1999, he was Deputy Bureau Chief of the Complaint Room and subsequently the Criminal Court. From 1999 to 2007, he eventually became Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence (DV) Bureau, supervising attorneys that prosecuted thousands of DV cases and personally prosecuted DV homicide cases. In 2007, Mr. Ng was promoted to the rank of Chief of Training, making him the first Asian American Executive level ADA in the history of the office. Currently, he is the Felony Deputy Bureau Chief of the Orange Zone Trial Bureau, one of the busiest trial bureaus in the office. In addition, he is a member of the office hiring board and EEOC unit. Externally, he is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and NAPABA. From 2008 to 2010, he was a founding member and the co-Chair of the AABANY Prosecutors’ Committee. Mr. Ng is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston University School of Law.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

KENNES MA
Deputy District Attorney
County of Los Angeles, CA

Kennes Ma went to Cal-State Long Beach graduated a BA in History and went to BYU Law.  He has been at the Los Angeles DA's Office since 1999.  He has tried Homicides & other violent crimes from 2007 to 2013 including capital cases.  He now works on the Public Integrity Unit.

TREASURER

JOHNNY GOGO

Deputy District Attorney

Santa Clara County

Johnny Gogo is a Deputy District Attorney with the Santa Clara County D.A.'s Office.  He graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego) and began his career as a prosecutor with the Guam Attorney General's Office.  Johnny also worked as an associate with the business/corporate law firm of Calvo & Clark (Guam).  Currently assigned to the Community Prosecution Unit, Johnny is involved with the local high school mock trial program and with many of the local bar organizations.

SECRETARY

RADHIKA VERMA

Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office

Email: rahdika@gmail.com

 

 

 

Radhika Verma is an Assistant State's Attorney for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently assigned to the Juvenile Justice Division where she prosecutes cases related to child abuse and neglect. She previously prosecuted criminal misdemeanor offenses. Radhika moved to Chicago after finishing law school at Michigan State University College of Law. She is a member of other legal organizations where she is trying to spot light issues related to Asian Americans in the legal field. Originally from New Delhi, India, she loves all things Chicago and her Spartans.

BOARD MEMBER

ELIZABETH CARINO

Deputy Attorney General

California Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

 

 

 

Elizabeth Carino is currently a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Division – Appeals, Writs and Trials Section of the California Attorney General’s Office.  As a Deputy Attorney General, Ms. Carino handles criminal felony appeals and habeas corpus petitions in both state and federal courts.  Ms. Carino has argued in the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.  She received her BA from San Diego State University and JD from California Western School of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Carino served as the former President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and received multiple awards for her leadership and commitment to diversity.

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