Over the last three decades, Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing minority group in the legal profession. For example, Asians make up slightly over 10% of the students at Harvard Law School (ILRG Report, 2020) and at the top 30 law schools (Goodwin Liu, 2015). However, they continue to be significantly underrepresented in the profession’s top leadership positions. As of today, there are only about 25 Asian American General Counsels in the Fortune 500. NAPABA Coffee House is a series of one-on-one conversations with some of these trailblazing individuals.

In Season One, we speak to:

  • Episode 1: Lola Lin (Howmet Aerospace)
  • Episode 2: John Chou (AmerisourceBergen)
  • Episode 3: Marie Oh Huber (eBay)
  • Episode 4: Alan Tse (JLL)
  • Episode 5: Don Liu (Target)
  • Episode 6: Sam Khichi (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
  • Episode 7: Sandy Leung (Bristol Myers Squibb)
  • Episode 8: Caroline Tsai (FIS)
  • Episode 9: Amy Tu (Tyson Foods)

We hope that this collection of their journeys and insights will serve as a virtual mentorship resource for the APA lawyers and law students coming up behind them.

Presented by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) in collaboration with the HLS Center on the Legal Profession. Produced by Genevieve Antono (HLS ’22) as her CLP Student Fellowship Project. Hosted by Lawrence Tu (HLS ’81), whose former roles include serving as Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel at CBS Corporation, Dell and NBCUniversal. With sincere thanks to the NAPABA 50×25 Initiative.

Watch the entire series on the CLP YouTube Channel below:


Leadership in Corporate Counsel

Executive Education
June 4, 2024 - June 7, 2024