Mansi H. Shah
is a trailblazer
tech and the APA
community in her
among the technology companies she
represents. With a talent for litigating
complex disputes, Ms. Shah has achieved
numerous victories for her clients and is
known for her professionalism, cre-
ative approach to solving challenges,
and zealous advocacy. She has proven
herself not only a respected IP lawyer,
but also a dedicated advocate, mentor,
and leader within with the APA, legal and
Ms. Shah is a member and leader in
several organizations, including SABA
North America, SAWAN, IABA-Chicago,
and SABA Northern California, as well as
a myriad other organizations. A champion of diversity and inclusion initiatives,
she—as a partner at the IP law firm
Merchant & Gould and founding member
of its Silicon Valley office, as well as one
of the few APA female partners—has personally helped improve the APA/female/
persons of color partnership statistics in
the firms where she has worked. A dynamic yet humble leader, Ms. Shah’s tireless efforts at mentoring those in the legal
profession and in the business world, and
raising awareness of the challenges they
face, have truly benefited and lifted the
greater APA community.
Brian W. Song is a
partner in the New
York office of Bak-erHostetler. Mr.
Song has broad ex-
perience as a gen-
litigator, but focuses his practice on secu-
rities litigation and white collar criminal
defense. He currently represents the SIPA
Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L.
Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Mr. Song began his legal career in
the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s
Corps and served on active duty from
2003 to 2007. He has continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve and
currently serves as a defense appellate
counsel for the Defense Appellate Division, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. In
2014, Mr. Song founded AABANY’s Military & Veterans Affairs Committee. He is
also a co-chair for NAPABA’s Military &
Veterans Network Committee. He serves
on the New York City Bar Association’s
Committee to Enhance Diversity in the
Profession and is also actively involved
with the Council of Urban Professionals,
completing their 10-month fellowship
program in 2014, and serving on the
Fellows’ Board. Mr. Song received his BS
from the Johns Hopkins University and
his JD, cum laude, from Boston University
School of Law. He also received an LLM
in securities law and financial regulation
with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center.
Yanin Senachai is
a staff attorney at
Los Angeles, where
she started as a
Skadden Fellow in
2012 with a project focusing on combating
wage theft and labor exploitation of Asian
undocumented low-wage workers.
Ms. Senachai represents low-wage
workers in administrative and civil claims
for unpaid wages, retaliation, employment
discrimination and human trafficking.
She also assists victims of trafficking and
workplace crimes in petitioning for immigration relief.
Ms. Senachai earned her law degree
from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she won the
2012 Francine Diaz Memorial Award, the
Jim Fahey Safe Homes Fellowship for
Women and the Berkeley Law Foundation
Phoenix Fellowship for her commitment
to social justice. In 2016, she received the
Dale Minami Public Interest Fellowship,
named after the Asian American civil
rights litigation leader.
Prior to law school, she coordinated
a national resource center at the Asian
& Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic
Violence. Ms. Senachai earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University.
She is a proud board member of the Thai
American Bar Association.