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Mark Calaguas

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Summer Du

Summer Du brings her litigation experience to bear on behalf of fathers who are being denied a place in their children’s lives. As a new mother and recent immigrant, Summer empathizes with her clients’ struggles and goals, which she has fought for in and out of the courtroom.

Summer earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, Master of Science from Indiana University, and her Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Sports University. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and the United States District Court of the Northern District in Illinois.

Summer has been a fierce advocate for the Asian American community in Chicago. She has been a regular volunteer at Chinatown Pro Bono Clinic since 2014. Summer is also a board member of the Chinese American Bar Association.  She participates in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association lobby day in Washington D.C. annually.

Dwanwoo Lee

Kwanwoo Lee is an associate at Marshall Gerstein, who secures patent protection for clients in the United States and foreign jurisdictions, and counsels clients on various intellectual property issues. At the firm, he serves on the Diversity and Inclusion committee and as liaison to the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. Kwanwoo is also an active pro bono advocate, volunteering time with Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the Wills for Heroes Foundation. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen is a senior associate at Factor where he negotiates commercial contracts for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, focusing on information technology, data protection, and healthcare compliance. He was previously an associate at a consumer bankruptcy law firm providing financial guidance to debtors to navigate their Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings. Huy is also the treasurer of the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago and is an active volunteer at the monthly Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic, providing free legal consultation to clients on various matters, including landlord-tenant, employment, family, and personal injury disputes. He received his BBAs in Marketing and International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Takayuki Ono

Takayuki Ono is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Tak litigates in federal and state courts across the United States, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial disputes. His matters include claims involving privacy, business torts, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, shareholder issues, consumer class actions, and state and federal false claims acts. Tak has experience with matters of varying sizes—from high-profile, high-stakes disputes to smaller, more routine matters—which enables him to tailor his approach to each representation and marshal the appropriate resources to achieve results in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn, he was an antitrust associate with Jones Day, where he represented clients in government investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation.

As a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Manager, Tak also advises clients on a variety of cybersecurity and privacy issues, including privacy policies and notices, incident response plans, and compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

As a native of Kanagawa, Japan, Tak is fluent in Japanese and is an active supporter of increasing diversity in the legal profession. He is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Associate Board of the Chicago Committee of Minorities in Large Law Firms. He is also the Founding Chair of the Japanese American Bar Association Chicago Committee.  Tak has been recognized as a Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are selected to receive this honor.

Amol Parikh

Amol Parikh is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery where he concentrates his practice on intellectual property and technology litigation, counseling, and procurement. He draws on his trial and litigation experience in combination with his engineering training to quickly identify intellectual property and technology issues and works with clients to develop creative strategies to address them. He earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and was a member of the DePaul Law Review. Amol maintains a robust pro bono practice focusing on immigration and civil rights matter. In addition to his legal practice, Amol is a 2018 Fellow for the Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity and a member of the Ravinia Associates Board.

Jaz Park

Jaz Park is an Illinois-licensed attorney with a litigation practice in employment law, representing employees and small businesses. Jaz assists executives and high-level employees in disputes, including race and gender discrimination, wage and hour issues, non-competes, and whistleblowing. Jaz also advises employers on diversity and inclusion, EEO matters, and investigations. She has served as a faculty lecturer in Employment Litigation at Chicago-Kent College of Law, in its preeminent Labor and Employment Law program, where she also received her JD. She attended Brown University for her BA, and is admitted to the Northern District of Illinois.

Jaz’s latest initiatives have been focused on diversity in the legal profession, through her appointment to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)’s Steering Committee on Racial Inequality, as well as on the exemplary passage of a bipartisan 2021 non-compete bill in Illinois with the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the IL Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Minority Bar CLE (MBCLE) Conference, and Vice President of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA). Previously, she served as a Vice President of the Korean American Association of Chicago (KAAC), and Chair of the Advisory Council on Equity for the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations.

Jaz values her longstanding Chicago roots. As a Chicago Public School (CPS) K-12 alum, she now participates on racial equity matters for her children in CPS.

Armando Sandoval

Armando (“Archie”) was recently named as Associate Clerk to Iris Martinez, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. He was an Assistant Cook County Public Defender for over 15 years, most recently assigned to the Legal Resources Division, responsible for post-conviction matters and criminal appeals. For over 10 years he was assigned to the Felony Trial Division at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse (26th and California), and was also member of AFSCME Local 3315.  

Dedicated to diversity and service, Armando has volunteered to teach Constitutional Law to middle-school students at Saucedo Scholastic Academy in Little Village, to help coach and train the Loyola Law School Corboy Trial Advocacy Team, and to meet with prospective Chicago-area students as a volunteer alumnus for Michigan State University. In college and law school he was a member of various student organizations involved with the Asian American community and/or public service, including APASO (Asian Pacific American Student Organization) and PASS (Philippine American Student Society) at Michigan State University. He is a proud member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association and Asian American Bar Association. 

Born in The Philippines and raised in Henderson, Kentucky, Armando attended Michigan State University and the University of Louisville-Brandeis School of Law. He resides in the Near North Side with his wife and son.

Sonni Choi Williams was appointed as the City Attorney for the City of Lockport, Illinois in June of 2017. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Williams worked for the City of Peoria for over 17 years. She has over 20 years of experience in municipal law and defending civil state and federal tort and injunction cases including appeals before the state and federal appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Ms. Williams was admitted to the practice in 1999; U.S. District Courts: Central District- IL in 2002 and Northern District-IL in 2017; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 2007; and U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. She received her J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1999 and her B.A. in history from the University of Iowa in 1994. Ms. Williams was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism from 2005 to 2016 and to the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Hearing Board currently as a Chair presiding over attorney disciplinary cases. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA); National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA); Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA); Will County Bar Association (WCBA); Will County Women’s Bar Association (WCWBA); and Black Bar Association (BBA) of Will County. Ms.Williams served two terms on the ISBA Assembly, two terms as an ISBA Board of Governor (2012-2018), and was elected in April 2021 as the ISBA's 3rd Vice-President, making history as the first woman lawyer of color to be so elected in the position. Through automatic ascension, Ms. Williams will be the President of the largest bar association in Illinois in June of 2024. She currently serves on the boards of Korean-American Bar Association of Chicago (KABA); Asian-American Bar Association Chicago (AABA), Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE); Prairie State Legal Services, and Lockport Township High School Foundation.

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