21st Anniversary Banquet Photos Now Available




Director and Actor C.S. Lee Keynotes KABA’s Anniversary Banquet at the Union League Club of Chicago


On October 25, 2014, the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago (“KABA”) hosted its 21st Anniversary Banquet at the Union League Club of Chicago, featuring keynote speaker Charlie S. (“C.S.”) Lee, a director and actor best known for his role as Vince Masuka on the Showtime series Dexter. Special guests included U.S. Senator Richard (Dick) Durbin and Justice Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court. Ji Suk Yi, the news and social media producer on Windy City LIVE, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. In his keynote, C.S. Lee encouraged the audience to pursue their passions and discussed the common goal shared by actors and lawyers: to understand and connect with an audience.

For more information on the evening, the KABA Press Release is available here.

Photo gallery of KABA’s 21st Anniversary Banquet is available here.

KBC TV news coverage of the KABA 21st Anniversary Banquet on October 25, 2014, is available here.


Director and Actor C.S. Lee addresses the crowd at KABA’s 21st Anniversary Banquet

Director and Actor C.S. Lee (Photo: © 2014 KABA Chicago/Anthony H. Nguyen Photography)


 Incoming 2014-2016 KABA Executive, Board, and Advisory members

Incoming 2014-2016 KABA Executive, Board, and Advisory members(Photo: © 2014KABA Chicago/Anthony H. Nguyen Photography)


Front row (left to right): Hannah Yoo, Board Member (Ernst & Young), Dennis C. Lee, President (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP), Paula S. Kim, Advisory Board Member (Polsinelli PC), Kristin Yoo, Advisory Board Member, Joon Kim, Board Member (Kirkland & Ellis LLP).

Second row (left to right): Jaesang Lee, Clinic Director (Kim & Associates, PC d/b/a Dream Law), Ji Suh Faloon, Board Member (Gordon & Rees LLP), Sunghee (Sunny) Sohn, Secretary (Franczek Radelet PC), Margaret (Peggy) Rhiew, Vice-President (Dykema Gossett PLLC), Sangmee (Sam) Konicek (Polsinelli PC), William Yu, Advisory Board Member (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP).

Third row (left to right): Lia Hyunji Kim, Treasurer (Cheng, Cho & Yee PC), David Kim, Vice-President (Griffith Laboratories), Eunkyung Kim Shin, Board Member (Baker & McKenzie), Kyle Shires, Board Member (Jenner & Block LLP).

Back row (left to right): Andy Kang, Board Member (Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago), Peter C. Kim, Advisory Board Member (Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP), Hangrak (John) Choi, Board Member (Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP).

KABA wishes to thank our 2014-2015 sponsors: