Officers and Directors

IP & Product Counsel, The Climate Corporation, San Francisco, CA

With a focus in intellectual property (IP) and as a registered patent attorney, Laurie has counseled high-tech clients including independent inventors, start-ups and public companies, providing support to all levels of management.  As IP & Product Counsel for The Climate Corporation, Laurie’s work with R&D, product, engineering, and marketing teams encompasses a wide range of legal matters including licensing, contract negotiation, privacy laws, federal regulations, HR & employment law, and international expansion. 

Laurie has advised clients on patent portfolio development and strategies in various technological fields including software, high-performance computing, storage, wireless network devices, e-commerce, cloud computing/SAAS, social media, mobile applications, and computer and video gaming. Laurie graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and earned a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. Prior to practicing law, Laurie worked as a Criminalist Intern for the SFPD Crime Laboratory. 

Laurie lives in Daly City with her husband, Al, and the loves of her life – Kyle Rebecca (6) and Immanuel Agape (8 months).  Outside of work, she is committed to serving the community through volunteer work for non-profits.  In addition to FBANC, Laurie is a founding member of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) and serves as a Board Member for the Mission Hiring Hall.  She is also a committee member and immediate past Co-Chair for the In-House Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA).

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U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor

Marc Pilotin is the Counsel for Wage & Hour Litigation in the Office of the Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor. In that role, Marc directs the DOL Western Region’s litigation combatting wage theft and other unlawful employment practices that violate workers’ rights.  Before joining DOL, Marc was an associate at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein litigating antitrust, employment, and false claims act cases. Before attending law school, Marc was a fourth-grade teacher in South Los Angeles.

Marc is a lecturer at Berkeley Law and has presented on various topics, including wage-and-hour law for the American Bar Association.  he has also served as court-appointmed counsel in civil rights cases.  In the community, he has served as Chair of the Oakland Public Ethics Commission and as a director of the ACLU of Northern California.

Marc graduated from Berkeley Law in 2009 and received his master's and bachelor's degrees from UCLA.

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Mari Bandoma Callado

Dolan Law Firm, PC

Mari Bandoma Callado is a senior associate attorney at the Dolan Law Firm, PC.  She represents plaintiffs in employment and personal injury matters.  Since 2017, Super Lawyers has recognized Mari as a Rising Star among Northern California attorneys. Mari has served on the FBANC board since 2013.  In addition to co-chairing FBANC’s Women’s Committee, Mari is also a member of FBANC’s Judiciary and Scholarship Committees.  Mari is honored to have received FBANC’s Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship in 2011 and co-emceed the 2012 FBANC Installation Dinner.

In addition to her work with FBANC, Mari regularly volunteers at Legal Aid at Work’s Workers’ Rights Clinic.  She is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association’s Education Committee as well as the Barrister’s Committee.  Mari also serves on the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Diversity Committee as its Membership and Outreach Co-Chair.

Mari graduated from UC Hastings  in 2012 and was recognized for her Pro Bono work.  During law school, she served on the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal and was President of the Pilipino American Law Society and Employment Law Students Association. She earned her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and minor in Education from UC Berkeley in 2006.

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Nelson Lam

DLA Piper

Nelson Pineda Lam is an associate attorney at DLA Piper.  His practice focuses on employment law and product regulatory compliance.  In his employment practice, he advises companies on how to handle everyday employment matters – hiring, termination, and everything in between – as well as transactional due diligence and litigation stemming from harassment, discrimination, and wage-hour complaints. In his products practice, he counsels companies on product regulatory compliance and has significant experience with California Proposition 65 litigation.

Nelson is committed to pro bono work.  He has represented a victim of domestic violence and successfully obtained a permanent restraining order against the abuser.  He has also represented high school students facing expulsion charges.

Nelson graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law cum laude in 2015.  During law school, he was the President of the Pilipino American Law Society. He was a recipient of the FBANC 2015 Legal Scholarship.

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Jennifer Sta.Ana

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor

Jennifer has had a long-standing commitment to serving the Filipino community. Jennifer completed a Master’s from Georgetown and pursued a Ph.D. at Northwestern (which she did not complete), studying the neo-colonial effects of international development standards onto the Philippines. However, she left academia to directly help workers disenfranchised by a political economy that caters to the neoliberal dictates of the powerful.

Most recently, Jennifer was a workers’ rights  attorney at Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP. Prior to the firm, Jennifer worked as a Bay Area Legal Incubator Attorney at the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic, helping low-wage Filipino workers with their labor trafficking and wage theft claims. Starting in late June 2018, Jennifer will work as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor, enforcing Federal laws born out of the labor and civil rights movements of our country.

Jennifer obtained her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was the first woman of color to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the USF Law Review and was an Advocate of the Year finalist. In 2015, Jennifer worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court.

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City of Hayward

Raymond R. Rollan currently serves as a Deputy City Attorney with the Hayward City Attorney’s Office, where he litigates civil rights and personal injury cases, provides legal advice to various City departments, and counsels on the City’s Public Records Act compliance, rent control, and housing affordability programs.

Prior to joining Hayward, Raymond worked as an associate at Haapala, Thompson & Abern, litigating insurance defense and public entity cases. He also clerked for Judge Kandis A. Westmore at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Raymond serves on the Board of Directors of the USF Law Public Interest Law Foundation, and as Vice-Chair of the LGBTQ Committee of the Asian American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Earl Warren American Inn of Court and of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF). In 2018, Raymond was selected as a New Leaders Council 2018 Fellow.

Raymond graduated from USF Law School in 2015, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from UCSD.

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A Leonardo

Solano County Alternate Defender's Office

Angelica O. Leonardo serves as a Deputy Public Defender with the Alternate Defender's Office in Solano County where she represents indigent clients charged with misdemeanors.  Prior to joining the Alternate Defender's Office, she practiced worker's compensation defense with Farmers Insurance Exchange. 

Angelica earned her Bachelor's Degree from UC Davis where she was actively involved in Filipino American organizations on campus.  She earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law.  In law school, she co-founded the Pilipino American Law Society (PALS) and a “boot-camp” program for incoming 1Ls from diverse backgrounds called “Connect.”  She has been part of FBANC since law school as a student volunteer, FBANC scholarship recipient and dinner emcee.  This is Angelica's 3rd year on FBANC board, having previously served as mentorship co-director the past two years.

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Boornazian, Jensen & Gerthe

James is an associate attorney at Boornazian, Jensen & Gerthe in Oakland, California, where he focuses on construction defect cases and general civil litigation.  He is also a proud member of the Alameda County Democratic Party and serves on the board of directors for Operation Dignity, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to veterans in the East Bay.  James received his J.D. from UC Hastings and his B.A. from Stanford University.  He regularly volunteers as an alumni coach for Hastings Moot Court competition teams and is privileged to serve on FBANC’s board of directors for the coming year.

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Andersen Tax

Leo Cristobal is a second-year Associate at Andersen Tax. His practice includes federal and state tax compliance, consulting, and planning for businesses and high-net worth individuals. He earned his Taxation LL.M and J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and his B.A.
from the University of California, Davis.

While in law school, Leo published for the Law Review, competed in Mock Trial, and served as co-President of the Pilipino American Law Society. He participated and later helped organize the Connect Program, a pre-law school orientation program focused on diversity and catered to law students of color. This is Leo’s second year on the FBANC board as the Co-Director of Mentorship, and he is excited to continue working with the law students in the community. Leo currently lives in Vallejo, California with his fiancée. They are getting married this November and they couldn’t be more excited!

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Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Antonio Raimundo is an associate attorney at Jackson Lewis P.C. in San Francisco.  His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters. Prior to Jackson Lewis, Antonio served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jacqueline Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to that, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Consuelo Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before his government service, Antonio worked as an associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, California, focusing on civil litigation and internal investigations.  Antonio graduated from Berkeley Law and received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

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Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer

Nalani Crisologo is an associate attorney with Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer, a civil litigation and trial defense firm.  Prior to joining this firm, Nalani served as a legal research attorney for the law and motion department of the San Francisco Superior Court.  As a research attorney, she wrote bench memoranda advising the judge on pre-trial motions, drafted tentative rulings and bench orders, and assisted with ex parte applications.

Nalani graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law cum laude in May 2016.  She earned her B.A. in Political Science with high honors at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012.  During law school, Nalani was a moot court board member, competed in two national moot court competitions, and was awarded for both her written and oral advocacy skills.  Nalani was also a senior articles editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal.

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Dentons US LLP

Natalie Garcia Lashinsky is a Managing Associate at Dentons US LLP, where her practice focuses on complex litigation, in the areas of products liability, premises liability, personal injury, real estate, and business matters. Ms. Lashinsky has been involved in all facets of civil litigation, and has significant trial experience, where she has second chaired several cases to verdict in state and federal court.

She is originally from Illinois, and obtained her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois. She later moved to California, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. During law school, she served as President and Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.

An active member of the legal community, Ms. Lashinsky has previously served on the board for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, and Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego.

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Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman, APC

Isabelle is a Managing Attorney at The Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman, APC. She is a passionate and forceful advocate for her clients. She has successfully litigated a wide range of cases, including those involving: child and elder abuse, wrongful deaths and traumatic brain injuries, as well as cases involving dangerous property conditions.

Isabelle is committed to the empowerment of women and promoting diversity and equality in the law. She is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California’s Women’s and Diversity Committees. She is excited and honored to continue her service on the FBANC Board and serve the Filipino-American Community.

Isabelle graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. Prior to entering private practice, she was a judicial extern at the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Selman Breitman LLP

Angelica A. Zabanal is an Associate of Selman Breitman LLP in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Equine Law practice groups. Angelica has represented national insurance companies in complex insurance fraud litigation. A daughter of Filipino immigrants, Angelica was raised in Hawai’i with her four siblings. She is fluent in Tagalog. Angelica obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and received her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Angelica has been an active FBANC member since 2014 and previously served as the Co-Chair of the Women’s Committee. Angelica was the Vice President of the Filipino Law Students Association while in law school. Passionate about diversity, inclusion, and social justice, Angelica is a 2018 Fellow of the New Leaders Council-Oakland Chapter. She has also previously served as a board member of the Alameda County and Mid-Peninsula (Palo Alto) chapters of the ACLU of Northern California.

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Bay Area Legal Aid

Jorgio Castro is currently a Staff Attorney in the Economic Justice Unit at Bay Area Legal Aid, and focuses his practice on Social Security disability law, assisting applicants with major mental health conditions who are among the most vulnerable people in Alameda County. Jorgio is a 2015 graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, where he focused on Health Law, publishing two scholarly research articles on mental health and the law. He served as a member of the Hastings Law Review, student government, and as External Vice President of the Pilipino American Law Students organization. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Susan Y. Illston in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. All while working two jobs on campus.

Jorgio attended UCLA and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, International Relations. He was born and raised in San Francisco, roots for the Giants and Warriors, and just adopted a rescue dog named Champ. 

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AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Lynnette is excited to lead FBANC’s Legal Clinics with co-director, Jorgio Castro.  Throughout law school, while at GGU Law and after graduation, Lynnette has proudly served the Bay Area Filipina/o community.  She first became involved with FBANC as a baby law student member and since then she regularly volunteered at FBANC’s legal clinics and events and was honored to co-emcee FBANC’s Gala in 2016.

Also noteworthy is Lynnette’s dedication and passion for public service. She worked many hours in pro bono as a law student helping survivors of domestic violence and low-wage workers. She continues to provide clients with free access to legal services as a staff attorney at the AIDS Legal Referral Panel ("ALRP") in San Francisco by protecting clients’ health and disability insurance benefits.  As a board member for FBANC, Lynnette looks forward to advancing FBANC’s mission to provide free legal clinics in the Filipino-American community. 

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Burnham Brown

Marrianne S. Taleghani, a litigation associate at Burnham Brown, is a member of the firm’s retail & hospitality and real estate group. She has represented individuals, insurance companies, corporations, and real property owners in all stages of litigation. Since becoming an attorney in 2012, she has successfully tried three cases before a jury and obtained favorable results for her clients in binding arbitration.

An island girl at heart, Marrianne was born in the Philippines and moved to Maui when she was 7-years old. At the age of 18 she ventured to Miami to attend the University of Miami where she obtained her B.A. in political science and Masters in Public Administration (not in medicine – much to her parents’ chagrin). She thereafter moved to Peru to work in an all-girls orphanage and learn Spanish for several months before starting law school at Golden Gate University. At GGU she was on the board of APALSA and later served as the chair of the Bay Area APALSA Conference. She has been a member of FBANC since her first year of law school.

Outside of lawyering, Marrianne enjoys testing new recipes, yoga, and being outdoors.

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Law Offices of William Walraven

William Walraven is the managing attorney of the Law Offices of William Walraven, a criminal defense law firm located in Oakland and San Francisco.  William is committed to providing his clients with compassionate and effective representation. Since launching his firm in 2015, William has successfully defended clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges throughout the greater Bay Area.  

A native San Franciscan, William received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and earned his JD from Golden Gate University School of Law.  He also serves on the Alameda County Bar Association Barristers Executive Committee.

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Hedemark Law

Marcell Neri is Of Counsel at Hedemark Law, a boutique law firm specializing in estate planning, probate, and real estate law. Marcell is also a licensed Realtor with Gueco Real Estate Group specializing in luxury residential real estate. Prior to joining Hedemark Law, Marcell was a healthcare and professional liability litigation associate with Hassard Bonnington LLP.

Marcell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 with a B.A. in Philosophy.  He earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2008. Marcell is admitted to the State Bar of California, the Eastern District of California, and the Northern District of California. This year will be his first year serving as an FBANC Board Member.

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