Board Officers

Ankur Srivastava, President

Ankur is a prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that Ankur worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Sidley Austin. Ankur is a past president of the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago, a founding member of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association’s Chicago chapter, an advisory board member of the Awassa Children's Project, and an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Law School. Ankur is a 2002 graduate of Northwestern University and a 2005 graduate of Yale Law School.

Jasmine Hernandez - First Vice-President

Jasmine is an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney’s Office in its Juvenile Justice Bureau. In addition to her work with AABA, Jasmine is immediate past president of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago, editorial board member of the CBA Record, as well as a member of the Women's Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. She earned her B.A. from Boston University and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from University of Illinois School of Labor and Employee Relations.

 

Radhika Lohia - Second Vice-President

Radhika 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. Radhika is currently the President of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association and serves as the secretary of the national board. She also serves as a trustee for the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago’s Foundation

Yankun Guo - Secretary

Yankun is a consultant in Corporate Compliance 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, she received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.  She is also on the board of Advance Chicago, the young associates board of Asian American Advancing Justice. 

Ameya Patankar - Treasurer

Ameya is an attorney at the law firm Piccony & Patankar P.C.   Prior to his current position, Ameya worked at Ernst & Young LLP and the Northern Trust Corporation.  Ameya received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and an LLM in Taxation from Northwestern University School of Law.