Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association

SCCLA Officers


Jason L. Liang
President

Jason Liang is a partner at the law firm of Liang Ly LLP.  He represents corporate and individual clients in various complex civil and criminal matters.  In 2007, Jason began his career at Jones Day, where he worked on high profile, complex trial and appellate matters.  He was a member of the trial team that defended the former sheriff of Orange County in a 10-week jury trial in federal court.  In 2013, Jason joined the boutique litigation firm of Murphy Rosen LLP where he continued to represent corporate entities and individuals in complex civil disputes.  His experience includes litigating issues involving trade secret and intellectual property theft, defamation, breach of contract, fraud, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO Act”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Economic Espionage Act, conspiracy, anti-trust and unfair competition laws, and cross-border disputes involving Chinese law.  He graduated with honors from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.    



Elizabeth Yang
President-Elect

Elizabeth Yang (楊安立), founder of the Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang, has 13 years of legal experience and is recognized by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star. Her law firm specializes in Intellectual Property law (patents, copyrights, trademarks), business law, family law & estate planning. At the age of 19, Elizabeth earned her Electrical Engineering & Computer Science degree from the University of California Berkeley. After working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on the Mars Exploration Rover and while working at Raytheon Company as a radar designer, she simultaneously earned her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of La Verne. In 2017, Elizabeth published her first best-selling book, "The Big Secret" alongside Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. In 2018, she published her second book, "Stress-Free Divorce" to assist parties going through this very difficult time of their lives. Elizabeth is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and lives in Monterey Park with her husband and two children.




Celene Chan Andrews
Vice President

Celene Chan Andrews is a partner at Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP. With over $160 million in settlements, Celene is admitted to practice in California and Hawaii. She litigates class actions, mass torts, construction defect, and personal injury cases. Celene graduated cum laude from UCLA and received her JD from UC Hastings. She externed for Hon. David A. Ezra (U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii) and clerked for Hon. Alan S. Gold (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida). Celene values giving back to her community with the same passion she brings to representing her clients. She was awarded Volunteer of the Year, Legal Eagles Pro Bono Clinic (2013-14). She serves as Co-Chair of the Communications/Website Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Litigation Section Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Mass Torts and Class Actions Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Celene is a Top 10 Under 40 attorney in California (National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys), Top 40 Under 40 Attorney (National Trial Lawyers), Super Lawyers Rising Star, Up-and-Coming 50 (Women Southern California Rising Stars), and Up-and-Coming 100 (Southern California Rising Stars).



Nina L. Hong
Treasurer

Nina L. Hong is a partner at the national law firm of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. She often plays the role of “Outside General Counsel” to business entities and advises on matters such as formation and governance of business entities, debt and equity financings, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Hong currently serves on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association (Business Law Section), and she is the Vice President of the Century City Bar Association. For the past several years, Thomas Reuters has recognized Ms. Hong as a “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys. She received her B.A. from Columbia College, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.



Nadine Shu Rong Tan
Secretary

Nadine is an associate at Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian. Her varied experience includes litigating breach of contract, wrongful termination, corporate governance, professional negligence, and PAGA and class action disputes; she also advises on general employment and compliance issues. Prior to joining Parker Milliken, Nadine clerked for the Hon. S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

She graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and received her B.S. from the University of Southern California, magna cum laude. She currently co-chairs SCCLA’s Communications Committee and serves on Parker Milliken’s Recruiting Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.



Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 711114

Los Angeles, California 90071-1114

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