Board Officers

Jasmine Hernandez, President

Jasmine Villaflor Hernandez is as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Presently, she serves in the Child Advocacy and Protection Unit. Prior to joining that division, she served as a first chair in its Juvenile Justice Bureau where she prosecuted misdemeanors and felonies committed by persons under the age of eighteen years old.

An active member of the Chicago legal community, in addition to her work with the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, Jasmine is also an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Filipino American Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association (“CBA”). Jasmine is an editorial board member of the CBA’s monthly publication, The Record. She is a past president of Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago.

Prior to joining the Juvenile Justice Bureau, Jasmine litigated misdemeanor jury and bench trials. She also served as an Administrative Supervisor and Compliance Officer for the Office of the Chief Judge, First Municipal District. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. She also earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Radhika Lohia, First Vice-President

Radhika Lohia is an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office since 2012. Presently she works in the Juvenile Justice Division, where she handles juvenile delinquency cases. She also serves as a trustee for the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago’s Foundation.

Courtney Fong, Second Vice-President

Courtney Fong is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Castle Creek Arbitrage LLC and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. In addition to his role with AABA, Courtney is the co-chair of NAPABA’s Investments and Corporate Transactions Committees and serves on the Board of the NAPABA Law Foundation.

He is the immediate past president of CABA Chicago and a former board member of FALA Chicago. Courtney is serving a 3-year term to the ABA Standing Committee on CLE where he sits on its Co-Sponsorship and Diversity Waiver subcommittees. He also serves on the ABA Board of Governors Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund Committee and was named a Fellow by the ABA Section of Business Law.

Courtney is a graduate of Northwestern University and received his JD and MBA from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Natalie C. Chan, Secretary

Natalie C. Chan is an associate in the Employment and Labor group at Sidley Austin LLP, where she counsels employers and litigates on a broad array of employment and labor matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and restrictive covenant issues. Natalie also advises clients on related issues arising in M&A and other corporate transactions, and assists employers in drafting and reviewing employment-related agreements and policies. At Sidley, Natalie maintains a robust pro bono practice and is actively involved in recruiting and mentoring diverse law students. Natalie earned her J.D., Order of the Coif and magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law, and her B.S. in Journalism, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University.

Yankun Guo, Treasurer

Yankun is Regulatory Counsel at Opportunity Financial, LLC. Previously, she worked as a legal and compliance consultant at CME Group. Yankun received a B.S. in Actuarial Science and a B.A in Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. She is also on the board of the Chinese American Bar Association.