WASHINGTON, D.C.—A team of Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers was among the hundreds taking part in the 29th Annual National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention, held Nov. 2-5 in Washington, D.C.

Alysja Carlyle, Vivian Coates, Tony Chen, Kevin Lyn, Alex Park, Gemma Saluta, Sid Shenoy and Joann Waters represented the firm at the event. Noel Francisco, Solicitor General of the United States, served as the keynote speaker.

The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

Alysja Carlisle advises corporate clients in general corporate matters such as contracts, acquisitions, and merger and sale transactions. She also assists entrepreneurs and start-up companies in formation and private Regulation D offerings.

Vivian Coates represents public and private companies and venture capital/private equity firms in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. She also counsels companies on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and commercial lending transactions. Her experience extends to securities law matters, corporate governance, executive compensation, and employment matters.

Tony Chen focuses his intellectual property practice on patent preparation and prosecution, primarily in the electrical, software and related technical fields. He also counsels clients on patent infringement and validity matters as well as patent portfolio management.

Kevin Lyn is an experienced Intellectual Property attorney who helps clients prepare, prosecute and commercialize patents. He has counseled clients on matters related to mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, business method, software and Internet-related technologies. Lyn is the Co-Chair of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Diversity Committee.

Alex Park’s practice focuses on advising and guiding clients on their critical business and capital market transactions and general corporate and securities matters, with a particular emphasis on real estate, technology, government contracts and start-up enterprises.

Gemma Saluta defends large insurance carriers in first-party bad faith litigation. She has handled claims involve property, liability, automobile, directors’ and officers’, errors and omissions, and UM/UIM policies. She has defended cases involving dishonesty exception, insured contract provisions, water exclusions, alleged misconduct of third-party vendors, claims handling, wrongful procurement, and valuation of settlements.

Sid Shenoy advises both public and privately held companies on a variety of corporate and securities matters. He routinely assists public companies regarding their periodic reporting, compliance and disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters.

Joann Waters brings a client’s perspective to Womble Bond Dickinson’s Case Management Facility due to her defense work for a Fortune 500 company before joining the CMF practice team as a liaison attorney to a major pharmaceutical client.

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