Jean Liu is the Vice President, Legal of CompTIA, Inc. Prior to CompTIA, she worked as an attorney for a national law firm representing domestic and London-based insurance carriers with respect to sophisticated insurance coverage matters. She also has extensive litigation experience with a wide range of matters including those arising from commercial disputes, medical and legal malpractice, other professional liability, employment law, and privacy law. Jean attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received degrees in cognitive science and anthropology, and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where she received her law degree and served on the executive boards of the Annals of Health Law, Loyola Consumer Law Review, and APALSA. Jean is the Immediate Past President of the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago.
Sang Yup Lee
First Vice President
Sang Yup Lee is the Director of Development for The Chicago Bar Foundation. In this role, Sang leads the CBF’s fundraising efforts and oversees all aspects of the CBF’s individual and corporate giving programs.
Prior to joining the CBF, Sang was the Development Manager at the Public Interest Law Initiative. Prior to his career in development, Sang was an attorney for the Progressive Law Group LLC, where he worked on class action litigation and consumer rights cases. Besides his community work through AABA, Sang serves on the Development Committee of the Management Information Exchange for Legal Aid and on the Program Committee of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. He earned both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
Second Vice President
Kwanwoo Lee is Associate General Counsel, Patents at UnitedHealth Group. Prior to going in-house, he practiced at an AmLaw 100 law firm and intellectual property boutique law firm, securing patent protection for national and multinational companies and universities in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. He has also handled pro bono cases through the Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the Wills for Heroes Foundation.
Kwanwoo also serves on the Board of Managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). Recently, he was selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder program. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Summer Du is an associate attorney at Law Offices of Jeffery Leving where she counsels clients on various aspects of dissolution of marriage and paternity proceedings including child custody, support, visitation, property division, financial planning, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence and post-divorce issues. As a new mother and recent immigrant, she empathizes with her clients’ struggles and goals, which she has fought for in and out of the courtroom.
Summer has been a fierce advocate for the Asian American community in Chicago. She has been a regular volunteer at Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic since 2014. Summer is also a board member of the Chinese American Bar Association. She participates in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association lobby day in Washington D.C. annually.
Huy Nguyen is a senior associate at Factor where he advises on corporate and commercial matters for clients in the life sciences and renewable energy industries, including mergers and acquisitions, project finance, technology transactions, and data protection. He was previously an associate at a consumer bankruptcy law firm providing financial guidance to debtors to navigate their Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. Huy is also the treasurer of the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago. He received his BBAs in Marketing and International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Immediate Past President
Elin Park is a litigation partner at Jenner & Block. She has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation, consumer litigation, class action, and financial services litigation. Elin frequently handles matters arising out of business disputes. She also handles investigations for a broad range of industries.
Elin has secured victories for her clients in federal and state courts across the country. Elin has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Rising Star in the legal field. In addition, she has been recognized for her successful representations of pro bono clients with awards from the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.
Elin is the President of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, and a Vice President of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago. In addition, Elin is a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Elin completed a fellowship at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, where she advocated for the interests of Chicago businesses by negotiating contracts and advising on regulatory issues. Elin earned a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BS in economics from Duke University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.