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West Sacramento, California, United States
May 16, 2018

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**** ******* ****, **** **********, CA 95691 ■ 916-***-**** ■ EDUCATION

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California Juris Doctor, awarded May 2005

Honors: Gary V. Schaber Memorial Scholarship; Asian American Law Students’ Association Scholarship; Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento Scholarship Activities: Member, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association; Mentor, Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center; Tutor, Sacramento High School University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with honors, June 2000 Minor in Asian American Studies and Comparative Literature GPA: 3.63

Honors: Departmental Citation in Political Science; Pi Sigma Alpha; Golden Key International Honor Society Activities: Director, Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Conference; Member, Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission


State Bar of California, admitted December 2005

Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento, member since January 2006

Board Member positions held- Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer (2006-2009)

American Bar Association, member since January 2006 EXPERIENCE

Senior Counsel. State of California Department of Managed Health Care. (October 21, 2014- April 6, 2018) Regulation of health plans. Determination of health plan compliance with California health plan law. Investigation and referral of health plan violations of California health plan law. Assist health care consumers with denial, delay, or modification of health care services. Advise department regarding interpretation and analysis of federal and California health plan law. Research and analysis of statute and regulations regarding health care. Frequent communication with health care consumers regarding their health plans and consumer rights. Negotiation with health plans regarding resolution of health care consumer disputes. Trial Attorney. American International Group (AIG). (September 14, 2010- May 1, 2014) Extensive review and analysis of contracts. Research of California statutory and case law for purposes of defense of client. Provide legal counsel to AIG Claims adjusters regarding litigation of construction defect claims. Negotiation and settlement of cases in mediation and court settings. Represent and defend insured clients in litigation. Communication with AIG Claims adjusters and insured clients on status of cases and strategy for defense or settlement. Trial preparation including but not limited to discovery, depositions, site inspections, and motions. Supervision and direction of paralegal and support staff to achieve efficient claims handling. Conduct discovery including retention of experts and coordination of site inspections to evaluate claims as well as propounding and responding to discovery. Preparation of substantive content to Claims adjusters regarding legal issues and trends which affect handling of claims. Management of heavy caseload volume. Participation in corporate guidelines to promote cost efficiency, success and effectiveness of claims handling. Litigation Associate. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard Smith LLP. (August 20, 2007- August 31, 2010) Insurance defense litigation of construction defects, personal injury and mold claims. Communication with insurance adjusters and insured clients on strategy and status of case resolution. Law and motion practice. Handled heavy caseload from case intake through resolution of case including mediation or preparation through trial. Conducted discovery to investigate claims including written discovery and management of expert retention. Marketing of law firm in the community to provide law firm visibility and enhance business opportunities.

Associate Attorney. Borton, Petrini LLP. (September 5, 2006-August 6, 2007) Case management and evaluation of business litigation, premises liability and construction defect matters. Handled mediation and settlement of cases. Experience with depositions, discovery, court appearances and law and motion practice. Coordinated expert assessment of claims.

Associate Attorney. Law Offices of James C. Kuppenbender. (March 1, 2006-September 1, 2006) Writing of pleadings, motions, discovery and other court filings. Legal research and writing of corporate, business and real estate issues. Review and analysis of documents and contracts for legal compliance. Manager of Major Gifts and Leadership Giving. United Way California Capital Region. (January 5, 2000-August 2, 2002) Cultivation and management of donations at the $1,000.00+ and $10,000.00+ levels. Identification and creation of community service opportunities in alignment with major donors' interests. Promotion and marketing of philanthropic efforts in the Sacramento region to serve the community. Coordination with community service groups to increase awareness of services provided to underserved and vulnerable populations. Program Coordinator. Asian Pacific Community Counseling. (July 1998-December 1999) Assistance with grant writing and applications. Communication with clients and community regarding mental health services provided. Planning and organization of community events to raise awareness of mental health, substance abuse, and breast cancer programs.

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