NAPIPA - Regional Board

San Diego Chapter

 

PRESIDENT
FANNY YU

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego County District Attorney's Office

 

 

Fanny Yu has been a prosecutor for 17 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 15 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. 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

MELISSA OCAMPO

Deputy District Attorney 

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Melissa Ocampo is a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  She is currently assigned to the North County Division where she handles felony trials.  Ms. Ocampo was born and raised in San Diego.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of CA, Irvine in 2008, and then returned to San Diego where she earned her JD from California Western School of Law in 2011.  Prior to working for the DA’s Office, Ms. Ocampo also law clerked for the offices of San Diego City Attorney, California Attorney General, and San Diego Alternate Public Defender.”

 

SECRETARY

GENEVIEVE HERBERT

Deputy District Attorney 

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Genevieve Herbert is a Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs, and Trials Section of the California Attorney General’s Office.  In this position, she handles a wide array of criminal matters in both state and federal appellate courts.  Prior to joining the California Attorney General’s Office, she clerked for Division One of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.  Ms. Herbert earned her BA in Political Science from Cal. State Long Beach in 2013 and her JD from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2016. 

BOARD MEMBER

HUNG BACH

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Hung Bach is a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 2011.  He is currently assigned to the trial team of the Juvenile Division.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Bach was a trial deputy for the Major Narcotics Division in the Vista Branch and Downtown San Diego, Family Protection Unit in the Vista Branch, and Misdemeanor Trials and Preliminary Examination Team in the El Cajon Branch.  Prior to becoming a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Bach was a Graduate Law Clerk for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in the Major Narcotics Division, South Bay Branch, and Downtown Central Pre-Trial and Disposition Division.  Mr. Bach was born and raised in Pasadena, CA, and earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor is Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.  He then attended California Western School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 2009.    

BOARD MEMBER 
SHERRI HOBSON

Assistant United States Attorney
Southern District of California
Office of the United States Attorney

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri Walker Hobson has been a federal prosecutor for almost three decades.  She joined the United States Attorney’s Office in San Diego in 1990, after a one-year position with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Honors Program.  She has been assigned to the Criminal Division, working in various sections in the office. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended law school at Northeastern University in Boston. Mrs. Hobson has numerous national awards for her groundbreaking trials and investigations, including the 2013 Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys’ Director’s Award For Team Litigation, the 2012 Exceptional Service Award by the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys, the OCDETF 2012 Prosecution Team Award, the 2011 Homeland Security Investigations National Prosecution of the Year Award, the 2010 Homeland Security Investigation National Team Award, the 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Group Achievement Award, the 2008 Federal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Prosecutor of the Year Award, the 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement National Contraband Case of the Year Award, the OCDETF 2008 Case of the Year Award, and the 2008 Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Prosecutor of the Year Award.   She currently spearheads the law enforcement Fentanyl Working Group in San Diego and speaks regularly to community groups about the dangers of fentanyl and methamphetamine use and drug trafficking at the border. 

BOARD MEMBER

PATRICIA MIRANDA

Deputy City Attorney

San Diego City Attorney's Office

 

Patricia Miranda graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor in Accountancy in 1998. Ms. Miranda was an accountant for six years. Ms. Miranda earned her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. From May 2007 to October 2011, Ms. Miranda worked at the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney in the Misdemeanor, General Felony, and Prison Units. In November 2011, Ms. Miranda joined the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and has worked in the General Trial, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes, Neighborhood Prosecutions, and Nuisance Abatement Units. Currently, Ms. Miranda is the Supervising Deputy City Attorney of the Nuisance Abatement Unit. She has criminally and civilly prosecuted cases involving land-use, health and safety, public nuisance, environmental crimes and represented the City of San Diego’s Code Enforcement Department at administrative hearings in appeals of tenant relocation benefits ordered as a result of substandard housing. Ms. Miranda is a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, Filipino Lawyers of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association and NAPIPA.  

BOARD MEMBER

JUSTINE SANTIAGO

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Justine Santiago is currently a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  Ms. Santiago started with the D.A.’s Office in August of 2013 and has served in the North County, East County, and Juvenile Branches handling general channel crimes.  She is currently assigned to the Family Protection Division where she primarily prosecutes felony domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse cases.  Prior to working for the D.A.’s Office in San Diego, Ms. Santiago also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to graduate with her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

BOARD MEMBER

CHERYL SHITABATA

Deputy City Attorney

San Diego City Attorney's Office

 

Cheryl Shitabata is a Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.  She is currently assigned to the Special Prosecutions Unit. Her prior assignments include the Nuisance Abatement Unit, Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit, General Trial Unit, and the Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Unit.  Ms. Shitabata has also worked in private practice and clerked for the Honorable Steven S. Alm.  She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Portland and received her JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she graduated with distinction.

BOARD MEMBER

ERIC TRAN

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Eric Tran is a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Tran is currently assigned to the Major Narcotics Division where he handles a myriad of criminal cases. For his undergraduate career, Mr. Tran attended the University of California, Berkeley.  Mr. Tran graduated with high honors and distinction in general scholarship in Legal Studies and Asian American Studies.  Mr. Tran then earned his juris doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles.  While at UCLA Law, Mr. Tran served as the Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Student Association and as a Managing Editor of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal.  Prior to working for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tran clerked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Honorable Saundra B. Armstrong of the United States District Court, Northern District. 

BOARD MEMBER

JOSEPH WHANG

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Joseph Whang has worked in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since November 2012. He is currently assigned to the Case Issuance and Extradition Unit of the District Attorney’s Office after recently rotating from felony trial team in the South County branch. Mr. Whang has previously worked in the Economic Crimes Division, vertically prosecuting identity theft, embezzlement and fraud cases. Mr. Whang received his bachelor’s degree from UCSD and his juris doctorate at Loyola Law School. Prior to being hired by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Whang worked as a deputy district attorney for the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office from 2011-2012.

BOARD MEMBER

CONNIE WU

Assistant US Attorney

Southern District of California

Office of the United States Attorney

 

Connie Wu is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Organzied Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Section of the Southern District of California.  She previously served as Counsel to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Before becoming a prosecutor, Connie worked in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s New York office as a Government Enforcement & White Collar Crime Associate.  She received her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, her J.D. from Harvard Law School and clerked for the Honorable Richard Stearns in the District of Massachusetts.  Connie has wanted to become a prosecutor since she was a teen and is happy to be living the dream.

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