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Candidate for
Director, National

Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched
Los Angeles

Western Region
Thai American Bar Association

Statement of Interest

I am the current National Director of Thai American Samakkee Coalition and would like to run again for this position.  I have been involved with Samakkee since the 2016 Samakkee Summit in Los Angeles, where I was on the host planning committee.  I then served on the Bylaws committee to form the Thai American Samakkee Coalition entity.  I have served as Samakkee's National Director for the past year and have the experience to carry out the duties of this position for the next term.


Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched is a business litigator in the downtown Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 2009 and her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Northwestern University in 2005. As an undergraduate, Judy was actively involved in the Asian Pacific American community and served as president of Northwestern’s Thai Club. Before law school, Judy taught Thai Classical Dance at the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute in Chicago and various universities. At USC, she was Internal Vice-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Judy served as the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County’s President in 2015 and now sits on its Advisory Board. Judy is one of the Founding Members of the Thai American Bar Association, was the founding President, has served on TABA’s Advisory Board, and is currently serving on TABA's Board. Judy is the current National Director of Samakkee.

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