Board of Directors 2009-2010

Caroline Nguyen, President

Caroline attended Harvard College and graduated with an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She obtained her J.D. from Columbia School of Law and is currently a litigation associate at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Caroline has interned with the United States Attorney's Office (S.D.N.Y.), the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. Prior to her graduate studies, Caroline worked on anti-tobacco legislation as an Urban Fellow in the New York City Department of Health. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys biking, sculling on the Potomac, and finding new things to try.


Andy Le, Treasurer

Andy holds an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center., a J.D. from Rutgers University at Newark and a BA from the University of Virginia. He currently works for Warner Music Group as the International Tax Manager and previously was associated with Ernst & Young Tax Services in New York City. Andy serves on the board of the University of Virginia’s APA Alumni Association and is Director of NAPABA’s Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. He enjoys cooking and dining out at new restaurants.


Mai Pham, Secretary, Mentorship Program Chair

Mai is an associate at O'Melveny & Myers, where her practice focuses on securities litigation and antitrust litigation. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from The George Washington University. Prior to attending law school, Mai worked at a government relations and lobbying firm. Mai grew up in Pennsylvania in a small suburb near Philadelphia called Quakertown, but has lived in D.C. for more than ten years now. In her spare time, Mai enjoys traveling, dining out, and not exercising (except for Bikram yoga.)


John Huynh Brown, Scholarship Dinner Program Chair

John Huynh Brown John is an associate at Arent Fox LLP where he is a member of the Business and Real Estate Group. He received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and his B.A. from American University. After law school, John clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Williams of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. John grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, where he hopes never to return there again (except to visit his family). Click here for email address


Shandon Cuong Phan, Community Relations & Outreach Committee Chair

Shandon Phan is the PR & Communications Manager of BPSOS and a Marine JAG officer candidate, scheduled to attend the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in May 2010. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.S.E. degree with honors in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and recently earned his J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law. Shandon has interned with the United States Attorney's Office (D.C.), the Honorable Chief Judge John Gossart, Jr. of the United States Immigration Court (Baltimore), and the United States Coast Guard's Office of the Judge Advocate General. A passionate community organizer, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Vietnamese American Republican Coalition. Shandon grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, Louisiana, and Texas, but he has lived in the DC Metropolitan Area for the past seven years.


Phong Nguyen, Director

Phong graduated with a B.A from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Baker Hostetler LLP in Washington, D.C. Phong is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio. He formerly served as Vice President of the Asian Education Fund (APABA-DC) and is actively involved with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the National Youth Leadership Forum Law Section. Phong enjoys playing basketball and golf and watching U.T. sports.


Hansel Pham, Director

Hansel graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School and currently is an associate at White & Case LLP in Washington, D.C. As a member of White & Case’s International Arbitration and Litigation Group, he specializes in international dispute resolution and complex civil litigation matters. Hansel also serves on the Board of Directors of VietHope and AALead. Hansel grew up in the Olympia, WA area. Click here for email address.

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