NAPIPA - Regional Board

Northern California Chapter

PRESIDENT

JOHNNY GOGO

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

 

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.

VICE PRESIDENT

NICHOLAS HONDA

Deputy District Attorney
Sacramento County
 

 

Nicholas Honda is a Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. He earned a degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, Nick was an intern with the San Diego County DA’s Office, California Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of CA. After serving as a Deputy DA in Butte and San Diego Counties, Nick returned to his hometown of Sacramento.

SECRETARY

WADE CHOW

Assistant District Attorney

San Francisco County District Attorney's Office

732 Brannan Street 

San Francisco, CA 94103

Wade Chow graduated from Yale Law School in 1993.  He joined the San Francisco District Attorney's office in 1996 after federal judicial clerkship and stints at Latham and Keker.  He is currently serving as Chief of Brady, Appellate and Training Division.  Mr. Chow is also in charge of the SFDA Hiring Committee and internship programs.

BOARD MEMBER
ALEX ADAMS

Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County

 

Alex Adams is a Deputy District Attorney with the Santa Clara County D.A.’s Office. Alex is a graduate of UCLA Law School, and he started working with Santa Clara County as a law-clerk after taking the bar exam in 2013. Now in his fifth year, he is currently assigned to the Major Narcotics Vendor Prosecution team, which investigates and prosecutes large-scale narcotics trafficking cases. While not at work, Alex coaches high-school mock trial and volunteers at an education-related non-profit.  

BOARD MEMBER

AN DANG

Deputy District Attorney
San Francisco County

 

An Dang is an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She graduated magna cum laude from UC Hastings School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego.  She is currently assigned to the General Felonies Unit.  Ms. Dang was a NAPIPA Scholarship Recipient in 2015.

BOARD MEMBER
THIENVU HO

Deputy District Attorney
Sacramento County

BOARD MEMBER

DESHAWN MADHA

Deputy District Attorney

San Mateo County

Deshawn Madha is a Deputy District Attorney at the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Deshawn currently works in the preliminary hearing unit based in Redwood City, where he handles a variety of serious and violent crime.   Deshawn earned his law degree from UC Hastings in San Francisco and is a proud alumnus of UC San Diego.   

BOARD MEMBER

JEFF MANGAR

Deputy District Attorney
Stanislaus County

832 12th Street, Suite 300

Modesto, Ca 95354

Phone: (209) 525- 5550

 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jeff Mangar is currently assigned to the on-call Homicide Team as well as a collateral assignment to the white collar Real Estate Fraud Unit. Being on-call, Jeff goes to homicide scenes to assist law enforcement with search warrant issues, observe interviews of eyewitnesses/ suspects, and attend autopsies.   In 2011, Jeff became a licensed real estate broker, so that he could assist with the newly formed Real Estate Fraud Unit.  Jeff is also a Certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California, past President of the Stanislaus County Peace Officers’ Association, past bar exam grader, and current board member on the Stanislaus County Bar Association.  For extracurricular activities, Jeff is a PADI Certified Advanced Scuba Diver as well as an FAA Certified Private Pilot.

BOARD MEMBER

JENNIFER OW

Deputy District Attorney

Placer County

 

Jennifer Ow is a felony Sex Assault prosecutor in Placer County.  She has been a prosecutor for over 20 years.  She was born and raised in Hawaii and began her career at the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office, relocating to California, and joining the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office in 1999.  Jennifer was eventually assigned to the Sex Assault unit and assisted with training law enforcement in Sex Assault protocol before being promoted to Deputy in Charge of the Redwood City Branch.  In 2010, Jennifer received the Prosecutor of the Year Award for her successful prosecution of a number of violent sex offenders.  She worked at the Nevada County District Attorney’s office handling Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault prosecutions for four years, until joining the Placer County District Attorney’s in 2016.   

BOARD MEMBER
SANDIP PATEL

Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County

BOARD MEMBER
JASON PECK

Deputy District Attorney
Contra Costa County

BOARD MEMBER
HANHI TRAN

Deputy District Attorney
Santa Clara County

 

HaNhi L. Tran currently serves as a Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University in 2006 and her Law Degree from UCLA in 2010. HaNhi joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2012, where she has worked on the Major Narcotics Vendor Prosecution Unit, Family Violence Unit, and the Community Prosecution Unit. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, HaNhi served as a C.V. Starr Lecturer of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law, in Shenzhen, China.

BOARD MEMBER

NANCY TUNG
Deputy District Attorney

Alameda County

 

Nancy Tung is a Deputy District Attorney where she is currently assigned to the Consumer, Environmental, and Worker Protection Unit. She is a state-wide leader in consumer protection issues and serves on the Ethics Committee of the California District Attorneys Association. Prior to joining the Alameda County DA's Office, Nancy served for 11 years in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and 6 years with the California Attorney General's Office. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

BOARD MEMBER

EUNICE LEE
Deputy District Attorney

Santa Clara County

 

Eunice W. Lee is a Deputy Attorney with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.  Currently, Ms. Lee is assigned to the Juvenile Justice Unit.  Prior to working at the DA’s Office, Ms. Lee worked as a litigation associate with Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco.  She graduated from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and graduated summa cum laude at U.C Davis undergraduate.  Ms. Lee is involved with local bar organizations and supports nonprofits serving women and children.

office representative

MELISSA BEGLEY

Deputy District Attorney

Placer County

Office representative

ABEL HUNG

Assistant District Attorney

Santa Cruz County

 

Abel started his career at the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office in 2003 where he remained for approximately 8 years. In 2011, Abel joined the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office where he is currently the senior ADA in the Narcotics Unit and assigned to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team (S.C.C.A.C.T.)  In addition to his prosecutorial duties, he is an active instructor having taught courses on search warrants, confidential informants, and narcotics investigations to numerous prosecutors and law enforcement officers.  

Office representative

MARK KOO

Deputy District Attorney

Sutter County

 

Mark is a Deputy District Attorney with the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Irvine and graduated from Santa Clara School of Law. A former NAPIPIA scholarship recipient in 2014, he is currently assigned to Arson, Fraud, Drug Sales, and Juvenile cases.  

Office representative

Ed LIANG

Deputy District Attorney

Santa Clara County

 

Edward Liang is currently a deputy district attorney at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in the Gang Unit.  He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics.  He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010.  Mr. Liang has been with the office since 2012, where he has served in the South County office, the Family Violence Unit, the Central Misdemeanor Unit, the Narcotics Unit, the Major Vendor Narcotics Prosecution Unit, and the Violent Felonies Unit.

Office representative

SARAH MA

Deputy District Attorney

Monterey County

 

Sarah Ma is a deputy district attorney at the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in the Filing Unit.  She graduated from Wellesley College in 2005 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Classics.  She received her law degree from Santa Clara University in 2009.  Ms. Ma has been with Monterey County since 2011, where she has served the Misdemeanor Unit, the Juvenile Unit, the Child and Sexual Assault Unit and the Gang Unit.

Office representative

KENNY NGUYEN

Deputy District Attorney

Nevada County

 

Kenny Nguyen received his J.D. at UC Hastings and B.A. at UCLA. He currently works at the Nevada County District Attorney's Office. Kenny was a NAPIPA scholarship recipient in 2017. 

OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE

VANESSA WONG

Deputy District Attorney

Fresno County

Nor Cal Endorsement Committee

Shinmee Chang (San Mateo County ADA)

An Dang (San Francisco County DDA)

Paul Jhin (Santa Clara County DDA)

Jennifer Ow (Placer County DDA)

Jason Peck (Contra Costa County DDA)

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