NAPIPA - Regional Board

New York Chapter

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 Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for over 23 years, starting in 1991. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Ng became a Senior Felony Trial Attorney in the Blue Zone Trial Bureau, where he 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 ECAB and subsequently Criminal Court. From 1999 to 2007, he was eventually promoted to Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, and personally prosecuted DV homicide cases. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Ng was the Chief of Training, responsible for coordinating and conducting training for over 500 prosecutors office wide. He was a member of the Ethics Oversight Committee and the Chief Liaison to the Asian Community. Currently, he is Chief of the Immigrant Fraud Unit, which prosecutes individuals/businesses that targets and exploits immigrants. 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 is currently the co-Chair of the AABANY Prosecutors’ Committee. Within the American Bar Association (ABA), he was a task force member of the Cultural Competency Training Subcommittee and the Racial Justice Improvement Project. Mr. Ng is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston University School of Law.

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

MARIA PARK

Deputy Bureau Chief
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Maria Park is a Deputy Bureau Chief at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She has been with the office since 1995. During that time, she has been involved in all aspects of prosecution -- trials, appeals, and investigations.  Currently, she works on civil cases relating to the office. Ms. Park received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and her B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She is a member of the City Bar in New York City, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Korean American Lawyer’s Association of Greater New York, and the Korean Prosecutors Association.

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

JAMES S. LIN
Assistant District Attorney
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
Email: linj@dany.nyc.gov

Mr. Lin graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania . While attending Hofstra University ’s School of Law , he was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Labor Law Journal, and The Environmental Law Digest. He also founded Hofstra University ’s chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Since 1989 Mr. Lin has been an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s office. During his career there he has been twice appointed a Criminal Court Supervisor of first and second year prosecutors and has been designated a Domestic Violence Coordinator. He was a member of that office’s Asian Gang Unit and has prosecuted homicides since 1999. In 2008 he helped form and became a Co- Chair of AABANY’s Prosecutors’ Committee. Mr. Lin has been a member of the New York State Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure since March 2010. The committee recommends legislative proposals concerning criminal law and procedure to the Chief Administrative Judge of New York State . To date, Mr. Lin’s toughest “assignment” may very well be his leadership of his son’s Cub Scout Den and the 12 boys in the den.

 

SECRETARY

SABRINA THANSE

Senior Assistant District Attorney
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Email: thanses@BrooklynDA.org

 

Sabrina Thanse joined the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in 2008. After starting in the Appeals Bureau, Sabrina was assigned to the Public Assistance Crimes Unit where she was appointed Deputy Bureau Chief in 2011. She then became an ADA in the Healthcare Fraud Division, where she led a team of attorneys and local and federal investigators in the indictment and arrest of a Brooklyn physician and twenty-six other individuals involved in a conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. Sabrina has also investigated and prosecuted embezzlers, those who scam public benefits, such as “millionaires on Medicaid,” gangs, narcotics and firearm traffickers, and prescription fraud. She is currently a member of the Immigrant Fraud Unit which specializes in investigating and prosecuting crimes perpetrated against individuals due to their immigrant status. Sabrina is a graduate of New York University and Brooklyn Law School, and a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s Prosecutor’s Committee, the Fraud and Abuse Section of the American Health Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. She was also a featured panelist on the 2013 Asian Women in Business event, “Raising the Bar and Tearing Down Barriers: Asian Women Prosecutors and the Pursuit of Justice.”

BOARD MEMBER

BRIAN S. LEE

Deputy Chief, County Court Bureau
Nassau County District Attorney’s Office
99 Main Street, Hempstead , New York 11550
Email: brian.lee@nassauda.org

Attended State University of New York at Albany ; graduated with a BS in Finance. Attended Pace Law School; graduated with a JD. In the fall of 1995, began career as a prosecutor at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. Spent 13 years in Queens and handled various felony offenses including robberies, burglaries, assaults, sexual assaults, attempted murders, criminal contempts, kidnappings and homicides. In the fall of 2008, took the position of Deputy Bureau Chief of District Court at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. He is the first Asian American Deputy Bureau Chief in the Nassau County DA ’s Office.

 

BOARD MEMBER

JIN LEE

Assistant District Attorney
Office of the District Attorney Richmond County
130 Stuyvesant Place, Richmond County , N.Y.
Email: jin.lee@rcda.nyc.gov

Jin Lee joined the Richmond County D.A. ’s office in March of 2006. He is currently in the Investigations Bureau where he prosecutes computer crimes cases, mortgage fraud, and financial crimes. A.D.A. Lee received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his J.D. from Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison . He spent a year studying at Waseda University , Tokyo Japan . Prior to going to Law School , Mr. Lee spent a number of years in Los Angeles writing screenplays.

 

BOARD MEMBER

MONICA HUANG

Assistant District Attorney, Investigations Division

Bronx County District Attorney's Office

198 East 161st Street

Bronx, NY 10451

 

 

Monica Huang is currently an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney's Office, Investigations Division. She has been with the Bronx District Attorney's Office since 2008. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University, and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of the Asian Bar Association of New York (AABANY), and is currently serving as a co-chair of the Prosecutor's Committee. 

BOARD MEMBER

MARIA FEDOR

Assistant District Attorney

Queens County District Attorney's Office

125-01 Queens Boulevard

Kew Gardens, New York 11375

 

 

Maria Fedor is an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney's Office. She has been with the office since 2010. She is currently assigned to a felony trial bureau where she vertically prosecutes cases from arraignments in Criminal Court to trials in Supreme Court. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2007 and her B.A. from Georgetown University in 2003. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

BOARD MEMBER

Phyllis Chu

Counsel - Homicide Bureau

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

350 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY  11201

 

 

Phyllis Chu has worked at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office since 1993.  After completing the rotational system that included Criminal Court, the Complaint Room, Grand Jury and Investigations, Ms. Chu began trying felony trials in the Blue Zone in 1995.  Ms. Chu investigated and tried all felonies ranging from assaults, burglaries, rapes, robberies and drug sales.  In 1998, Ms. Chu went on to the Crimes Against Children’s Bureau where she investigated and tried physical and sexual abuse of children under the age of 11.  After being promoted to Supervising Senior Assistant District Attorney in 1999, Ms. Chu began trying felony cases in the Red Zone which included assaults, robberies, burglaries and homicides.  In addition, Ms. Chu supervised younger assistants on investigation and trial strategies.   In 2003,  Ms. Chu was promoted to the Homicide Bureau where she currently prosecutes homicide cases throughout the borough of Brooklyn.  She is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.  Ms. Chu is a graduate of Cornell University and Northeastern University School of Law.

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