Stephanie serves as a legal adviser at the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review concerning the application of pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and legal precedents which result in legally sufficient decisions on claims requesting eligibility to social security benefits filed under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. Prior to joining SSA, Stephanie was a real estate and title litigation attorney representing real property owners, lien holders, mortgage lenders and title insurers in all aspects of litigation and appeals on real property related issues such as title encumbrances and defects, fraudulent conveyance, easements, and mechanic’s liens. Stephanie was the research attorney for the Honorable Kenji Machida and Deanne S. Myers of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Ms. Tang graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with dual B.A. degrees in Criminology and Psychology. She received her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Stephanie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese.
Jason L. Liang President-Elect
Jason Liang is a partner at the law firm of Liang Ly LLP. He represents corporate and individual clients in various complex civil and criminal matters. In 2007, Jason began his career at Jones Day, where he worked on high profile, complex trial and appellate matters. He was a member of the trial team that defended the former sheriff of Orange County in a 10-week jury trial in federal court. In 2013, Jason joined the boutique litigation firm of Murphy Rosen LLP where he continued to represent corporate entities and individuals in complex civil disputes. His experience includes litigating issues involving trade secret and intellectual property theft, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO Act”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Economic Espionage Act, conspiracy, anti-trust and unfair competition laws, and cross-border disputes involving Chinese law. He graduated with honors from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Elizabeth Yang Vice President
Elizabeth Yang, founder of the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang, has 10 years of experience and is recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star. Her law firm specializes in Intellectual Property law (patents, copyrights, trademarks), business law, family law & traffic citations. She earned her Electrical Engineering & Computer Science degree from the University of California Berkeley and her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of La Verne. Prior to practicing law, Elizabeth worked at Raytheon Company as a radar designer and at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on the Mars Exploration Rover. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and lives in Monterey Park with her husband, son and daughter.
Celene Chan Andrews Treasurer
Celene Chan Andrews is a partner at Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP. With over $160 million in settlements, Celene is admitted to practice in California and Hawaii. She litigates class actions, mass torts, construction defect, and personal injury cases. Celene graduated cum laude from UCLA and received her JD from UC Hastings. She externed for Hon. David A. Ezra (U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii) and clerked for Hon. Alan S. Gold (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida). Celene values giving back to her community with the same passion she brings to representing her clients. She was awarded Volunteer of the Year, Legal Eagles Pro Bono Clinic (2013-14). She serves as Co-Chair of the Communications/Website Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Litigation Section Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Mass Torts and Class Actions Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Celene is a Top 10 Under 40 attorney in California (National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys), Top 40 Under 40 Attorney (National Trial Lawyers), Super Lawyers Rising Star, Up-and-Coming 50 (Women Southern California Rising Stars), and Up-and-Coming 100 (Southern California Rising Stars).
Nina L. Hong Secretary
Nina is a partner at the national law firm of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. She often plays the role of “Outside General Counsel” to business entities and advises on matters such as formation and governance of business entities, debt and equity financings, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Hong currently serves on the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the State Bar of California. She received her B.A. from Columbia College, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.