Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Judy Lam Elected to Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn. Board
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles attorney Judy Lam, an associate in the new Greater China Practice Group at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, has been elected to the board of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, the firm said yesterday.
Lam, 37, and the rest of the new board will be sworn in by California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno at SCCLA’s installation dinner Friday. Moreno will also be honored by the association when he is awarded the SCCLA’s Distinguished Service Award.
Lam, an associate with the law firm, focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters involving real estate and finance, where she represents mainly lenders, financial institutions, business owners, and commercial real estate owners and developers.
Lam said she looks forward to “serving the community and bringing my firm’s expertise to the Chinese community.”
Her firm’s new practice group is comprised of attorneys, including Lam, who are experienced in working with Chinese and Asian clients, and who are familiar with the ins and outs of the Asian business world.
Lam said many of the lawyers in the group are multilingual and are familiar with the common issues that arise in the Chinese business community, including intellectual property issues, general corporate issues, and protecting clients in more than one jurisdiction.
Before joining Alschuler Grossman last April, Lam was a litigation associate at Cox, Castle & Nicholson, where she concentrated on real estate and banking matters, for four years
She also worked as a banker for four years with First Interstate Bank before turning to law.
Lam has served as a director for the Asian Business League of Southern California, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center and the Jazz Dance LA Foundation.
Lam is a graduate of Occidental College, and graduated in 1994 from Loyola Law School, where she was executive editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal.
SCCLA officers who are being installed with Lam are President Wendy W. Chang of Baker Keener & Nahra, President-Elect Philip H. Lam, deputy city attorney, Executive Vice-President Betty B. Chim of the California Attorney General’s Office, Secretary Elaine Lu, assistant U.S. attorney, Treasurer William L. Niu of Warmuth & Niu.
Members of the Board of Governors, besides Lam, are Beti Bergman, Lynda T. Bui, Jennifer C. Chang, Paul S. Chan, Geoffrey D. Chin, May W. Chung, Alexander M. Dai, Ted W. Lieu, Robert Lum, Luan K. Phan, Adam Charles Ritter, Kim Tung, Daniel Wu, Shirley Yauw, and Jack S. Yeh.
SCCLA provides legal-oriented programs for the Chinese community and provides support for Chinese and Asian lawyers, jurists, and law students in Los Angeles and Orange County.
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