National Board


Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County
70 West Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose, CA 95110

Paul Jhin is a co-founder of NAPIPA and previously served as the Norther California Chapter Vice-President. He is on the gang unit at the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office. He previously worked at the Contra Costa and San Mateo District Attorneys' offices.  He received his BA from UC Berkeley and JD from the University of San Diego. Paul served as the former President of APALSA at University of San Diego.




Chief, Immigrant Fraud Unit
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Kin W. Ng has been an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) for over 20 years, starting in 1991. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Ng became a Senior Trial Attorney in the Blue Zone Trial Bureau, where he investigated, indicted, and 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 the Complaint Room and subsequently the Criminal Court. From 1999 to 2007, he eventually became Bureau Chief of the Domestic Violence (DV) Bureau, supervising attorneys that prosecuted thousands of DV cases and personally prosecuted DV homicide cases. In 2007, Mr. Ng was promoted to the rank of Chief of Training, making him the first Asian American Executive level ADA in the history of the office. Currently, he is the Felony Deputy Bureau Chief of the Orange Zone Trial Bureau, one of the busiest trial bureaus in the office. In addition, he is a member of the office hiring board and EEOC unit. 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 the co-Chair of the AABANY Prosecutors’ Committee. Mr. Ng is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business and Boston University School of Law.



Deputy District Attorney
County of Los Angeles, CA

Kennes Ma went to Cal-State Long Beach graduated a BA in History and went to BYU Law.  He has been at the Los Angeles DA's Office since 1999.  He has tried Homicides & other violent crimes from 2007 to 2013 including capital cases.  He now works on the Public Integrity Unit.



Deputy District Attorney

Santa Clara County

Johnny Gogo is a Deputy District Attorney with the Santa Clara County D.A.'s Office.  He graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego) and began his career as a prosecutor with the Guam Attorney General's Office.  Johnny also worked as an associate with the business/corporate law firm of Calvo & Clark (Guam).  Currently assigned to the Community Prosecution Unit, Johnny is involved with the local high school mock trial program and with many of the local bar organizations.



Deputy District Attorney

San Diego County District Attorney's Office




Fanny Yu has been a prosecutor for over 15 years and is currently a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Division. Ms. Yu is an expert in the areas of Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Juvenile sex assault & DV laws, and WIC827 disclosure laws.  During her 13 years with the San Diego DA’s office Ms. Yu’s prior assignments included Sex Crimes & Human Trafficking, felony trial team in North County Division, and Superior Court handling preliminary hearings.  Ms. Yu is a trainer for CDAA and trains law enforcement agencies, Child Welfare Services, Dependency attorneys, victim advocacy groups, school district personnel, medical/health community on Human Trafficking and CSEC.  Ms. Yu is a member of the San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council and the San Diego Police Foundation’s SafetyNet Advisory Council.  She received her JD in 2001 from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) and her BA in 1998 from UCLA. 




Assistant State's Attorney
Cook County State's Attorney's Office



Patrick is a second generation Vietnamese American and has spent the past seven years as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. He is currently in the Felony Review Unit of the Criminal Trial Division. Patrick graduated in 2006 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree in Finance, and attended and graduated in 2010 from DePaul University of College of Law where he was the Student Bar Association President. He is actively involved in the community, working to improve access to legal services as he is also on the Board of the Chicago Legal Education Foundation since its inception.

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