Association of

Past Presidents

1. Paul W. Lee* (1984-1985)

Paul is of counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where he concentrates on corporate and securities law and represents high technology and financial services companies. Paul has over 35 years of experience advising boards of directors and representing large and small public and privately held companies in connection with business, securities and M&A transactional matters.

Paul has served on the American Bar Association Board of Governors and is a 2007 recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. He is currently a member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. He is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts.
In August 2009 he was named a NAAAP 100 leader by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. He has also received the Good Guys Award from the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. Paul serves as Chairman of the Board of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and in Boston, he is Board President for the Asian Community Development Corporation. He is a past chair of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission, and is a 2013 Fellow in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. 

Paul is a graduate of Columbia University (B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

2. Diane Young-Spitzer* (1986 partial term)

3. Marian Tse* (1986-1987)

4. Deborah Lau Kee* (1987-1988)

5. Harry Yee* (1988-1989)

6. Jane Hong (1989-1990)

7. Andrew Leong (1989-1994)

8. Kenneth Luke (1993-1996)

9. Rebecca Lee* (1996-2000)

10. Perry Wu (2000-2002)

11. Theodore Chuang (2002-2003 partial term)

12. Myong Joun (2003-2005)

13. Jeffrey Hsi (2005-2006)

14. Ingrid Chiemi Schroffner (2006-2008)

Ingrid is Associate General Counsel at the Executive Office of Health and Human Service. As Associate General Counsel at EOHHS, Ms. Schroffner is responsible for court hearings, conducting meetings and discussing legislative changes, working on resolutions within families involved in probate cases and handling complex disputes including probate matters, fiduciary duties and corporate governance issues. Prior to joining EOHHS, Ms. Schroffner practiced probate/family law at Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston. Prior to Burns & Levinson, Ms. Schroffner clerked for Chief Justice Warner of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and for the Massachusetts Superior Court.  Ms. Schroffner received her JD from Boston College Law School in 1995 and her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1992. She is the Co-Chair of the MassHealth Diversity Counsel (since 2014), Chair of the EOHHS Legal Intern Program (since 2010), President-Elect of the BC Law Alumni Board, and previously served as Council Member for the Boston Bar Association ("BBA"). She has also been in the steering committee for the Family Law Section of the BBA and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts.

15. Charlotte J. Kim (2008-2010)

Charlotte Kim is a partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on global corporate finance with particular expertise in the energy, healthcare, life sciences and biotech, software, retail, manufacturing, aviation, materials science, foodtech, agtech, and technology sectors. Charlotte has structured, negotiated, and closed more than 180 transactions with a total value exceeding $20 billion. Previously, Charlotte was a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart in Boston. Earlier in her career, she practiced at both Chadbourne & Parke and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. Before attending law school, Charlotte was a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, Belgium.

16. Sarah G. Kim (2010-2013)

Sarah Kim is General Counsel at the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts, where she works on legal matters pertaining to the Massachusetts Treasury, including its subsidiary agencies and affiliated programs. Previously, Sarah served as the Assistant Attorney General in the Fraud & Financial Crimes Division at the MA Attorney General’s Office. Before entering public service, Sarah worked for ten years at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she focused her practice on securities enforcement, securities litigation, and broker‐dealer defense. Sarah is a member of the Boston Bar Association Council, a long‐time member of the board of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, and volunteer for Ricesticks & Tea Food Pantry. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Villanova University School of Law.

17. Peggy Ho (2013-2015)

Peggy L. Ho is Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff - Legal & Head of Government Relations at LPL Financial. LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer and supports over 14,000 financial advisors nationwide. 

Peggy holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, a M.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an A.B. in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Council, is chair of the LPL Financial Political Action Committee and is Secretary for the Committee for the Choral Endowment at Harvard University. She was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker in February 2016 to serve as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission.

Peggy served as Secretary of AALAM from 2009-2012 and President of AALAM from 2012-2015 and most recently served as co-chair for the Boston Host Committee for the 2015 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference.

18. Eugene Ho (2015-present)

Eugene H. Ho is Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP, where he maintains a sophisticated and diverse transactional practice. Over his years of practice,  Eugene has gained significant transactional experience in all aspects  of mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commercial loan transactions, and private offerings. Eugene received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.

Outside of his law practice, Eugene is a member of the Board of Directors of Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) and chair of its Finance Committee. Eugene is also a member of Bentley University's Arts and Sciences Advisory Council

Eugene lives with his wife, Natalie, and their rescue dog, Mildred, in the South End of Boston. He loves to travel and is in constant search of the next great undiscovered destination. When he's not traveling, Eugene spends most of his free time watching sports, reading about sports and talking about sports.

Eugene has been a member of the AALAM Board since 2010. He was Treasurer of the organization from 2011 to 2013 and Vice President in 2014. Eugene is deeply honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve as President of AALAM. 

* Founder

The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.

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