NAPIPA - Regional Board

San Diego Chapter

 

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.

 

CO-VICE PRESIDENT

AN DANG

Deputy City Attorney

San Diego City Attorney's Office

 

An Dang is a Deputy City Attorney for the San Diego County City Attorney’s Office. Ms. Dang is assigned to the Gun Violence Response Unit and is a Co-Chair for the Office’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.  Ms. Dang graduated magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law. While at Hastings, Ms. Dang clerked for the San Francisco and Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Offices, and externed for the Honorable Dana Sabraw of the United Stated District Court, Southern District, and the Honorable Stuart Hing of the Alameda County Superior Court.  Prior to returning to her hometown of San Diego in July of 2019, Ms. Dang was an Assistant District Attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office for almost three years, serving in the misdemeanor, juvenile, and general felony units. Ms. Dang was a NAPIPA Scholarship Recipient in 2015.

 

CO-VICE PRESIDENT

GENEVIEVE HERBERT

Deputy Attorney General

California Department of Justice

 

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. 

 

SECRETARY

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 
CARDER CHAN

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Carder Chan is a Deputy District Attorney in the South Bay branch of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. He is currently on the felony trial team and is tasked with handling a variety of felonies. Before joining the office as a DDA in 2017, he was a Graduate Law Clerk within the office in the Gangs division. He also previously interned for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Chan earned his BA in Philosophy and Political Science from University of California, Riverside. He attended Loyola Law School where he earned his JD in 2016 and was a member of the Byrne Trial Team. 

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. Mrs. Miranda was an accountant for six years. Mrs. Miranda earned her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. From May 2007 to October 2011, Mrs. 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, Mrs. Miranda joined the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and has worked in the General Trial, Domestic Violence & Sex Crimes, Neighborhood Prosecutions, Nuisance Abatement and Gun Violence Response Units. Currently, Mrs. Miranda represents the San Diego Police Department in obtaining gun violence restraining orders. Mrs. 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

Sam Park

Deputy City Attorney

San Diego City Attorney's Office

 

Sam Park is a Supervising Deputy City Attorney with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. She supervises the General Trial Unit. She was a Deputy District Attorney with the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office, California, from 2006-2007. She graduated Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia. In 2015, she was admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

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

JANICE TANG

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Janice Tang 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 trials and motions. Ms. Tang was born and raised in San Diego.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of CA, San Diego in 2011, and then returned to San Diego where she earned her JD from University of San Diego School of Law in 2018.   

BOARD MEMBER

NATALIE VILLAFLOR

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego District Attorney's Office

 

Natalie Villaflor has been a prosecutor at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office since 1998.  Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Natalie served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in San Diego for one year.  During her 22 years at the District Attorney’s Office, Natalie has served in the East County, Central and North County branches working in Major Narcotics, Family Protection and General Trial Units.  Currently, she is the supervising attorney in the North County Issuing Unit.  Natalie was born and raised in Illinois and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her law degree from the University of San Diego.

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 Criminal Division of the Southern District of California, San Diego.  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 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Over the years, Connie has interned or clerked for Alhambra Superior Court Judge Jaime Corral, U.S. Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns, the Sex Crimes Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the Drug Task Force of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, and the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice.  Connie has wanted to become a prosecutor since she was a teen and is happy to be living the dream.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FANNY YU

Deputy District Attorney

San Diego County District Attorney's Office

 

 

 

Fanny Yu is a prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office with 19 years of experience. She began her career at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division and joined the DA’s office two years later.  Fanny supervises juvenile justice cases involving child pornography, human trafficking, and pimping offenses and is the dedicated DDA for San Diego’s RISE collaborative court.  Fanny is an expert on Human Trafficking & CSEC as well as juvenile disclosure laws.  She is a member of the San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council, San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, San Diego Police Foundation’s SafetyNet Advisory Council, Co-Chair of Child Welfare Services CSEC Steering Committee, San Diego County Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and National board member of NAPIPA. 

SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD
SHERRI HOBSON

 

Prior to her retirement, Ms. Hobson served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney 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. 

SPECIAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD

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 General Litigation Unit in the Civil Division. Her prior assignments include the Special Prosecutions Unit, 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.

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