Board of Directors
Greg is a Senior Associate at Malman Law. He has devoted his whole career representing people who were injured through no fault of their own. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, including medical malpractice, automotive negligence, and nursing home abuse. Greg has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2019. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has obtained millions of dollars for his clients. Greg is a Past President of the Filipino American Lawyer’s Association of Chicago. He also served as the Central Regional Governor for the National Filipino American Lawyer’s Association. Greg also serves on the Diversity Committee for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ivy Lee is an Assistant General Counsel at CompTIA, Inc. Prior to CompTIA, she worked as an attorney at Hlustik, Huizenga, Williams & Vander Woude Ltd., where she served as outside general counsel for middle market companies. Her practice includes commercial contracts, corporate governance, M&A, real estate, and counseling U.S. businesses on cross-border transactions. She is a regular volunteer at the Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic, where she provides free legal consultation related to landlord tenant, wills & trusts, divorce, and immigration. Ivy is a graduate of Chicago Loyola School of Law and the University of Michigan.
Melanie graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015. She has been an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office since 2015. As an ASA, Melanie has worked in the Child Support Enforcement Division, conducting hearings all over the county. Melanie has been assigned to the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, where she has prosecuted a litany of crimes, handling misdemeanor and felony cases, including reviewing and investigating Sex Crimes against children. Melanie has served as the Central Regional Governor of the National FIlipino American Lawyers Association. Melanie is the current president of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago. Currently Melanie is assigned to a Felony Courtroom at the Markham Courthouse.
Samuel Park is an associate attorney at Jackson Lewis, P.C. where he focuses his work on ERISA/Employee Benefits litigation representing Fortune 500 insurance companies. Samuel also has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, consumer rights litigation, and non-profit advising.
In addition to serving on the AABA Board, Samuel is the Pro Bono Director of the Korean American Bar Association and the Pro Bono Legal Clinic Director at HANA Center.
Samuel received his J.D. from University of California, Irvine School of Law, and his B.S. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Stacey Kim is a staff attorney and member of Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and Bank Corporate Group. She works with banks, finance companies, fintechs, and other financial institutions on regulatory and compliance matters, payment processing, service agreements, and related transactions and advice. Stacey’s experience at two Chicago-based law firms includes litigation and transactional matters which allow her to counsel clients on investigations, examination and enforcement issues, legal complaints and disputes, and financial litigation; and review, draft, negotiate, revise, and advise on contractual matters affecting consumer financial products and services and vendor and payment agreements. Stacey earned a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a BA in political science from Duke University.
Romeo Quinto is a litigation partner at Holland & Knight with over 20 years of experience handling complex business disputes in federal court and in arbitration involving claims such as antitrust violations, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation. He also maintains an active regulatory practice opposite federal and state agencies such as the DOJ and state attorneys general, and counsels clients on related policies, procedures, and business processes. His clients are leading companies in the financial services, healthcare, and life sciences industries. Outside of his practice, Romeo serves as a mentor, ally, and supporter for law students and junior attorneys, particularly those who are diverse.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Romeo was a partner for a multinational law firm in its Chicago office. He previously served as a partner in the global litigation practice for another international law firm and clerked for the Honorable David D. Dowd, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Romeo earned a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Yan Zong is an associate at Merz & Associates P.C., a boutique IP firm. She focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, and unfair competition. She develops strategy for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, and resolves disputes globally for clients. Prior to Merz & Associates, Ms. Zong worked at a law firm representing domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters. Ms. Zong is licensed to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She volunteers at the Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic. She also has participated in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association lobby day in Washington D.C.