The 10th Annual GAPABA Gala



Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Ivan Fong is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Medtronic and a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee. He leads the global legal, compliance and government affairs teams and serves as corporate secretary to the Medtronic Board of Directors.

Ivan brings extensive experience as a corporate general counsel and trusted advisor, partnering to provide strategic and practical solutions to support business growth and help mitigate enterprise risks. Recognized as one of “America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel” and one of the “Twenty Most Influential General Counsel” by the National Law Journal, he has a track record of guiding CEOs, business leaders and boards through complex legal and policy issues; building and leading high-performing, high-trust teams; and driving inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

Prior to joining Medtronic in February 2022, Ivan was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Policy Officer and Secretary of 3M. Under Ivan’s leadership, 3M’s legal department was named Best Legal Department / Legal Department of the Year by the American Lawyer. Prior to joining 3M in 2012, Ivan served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Cardinal Health; Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GE Vendor Financial Services; and Senior Counsel, E-Commerce and IT of General Electric. Ivan was also previously Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and a partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ivan is a member of the board of directors of Cboe Global Markets, a leading provider of global market infrastructure and trading solutions and products. He also serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and on the boards of Equal Justice Works, a national nonprofit that launches recent law school graduates in public interest careers, and Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media Group.

Ivan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering and chemical engineering practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; his J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was president of Stanford Law Review; and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.


Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel


Board Member & Chair of Nominating Committee, Portland General Electric (NYSE)

Marie Oh Huber is SVP, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of eBay, where she leads the global legal, government relations and public policy functions for eBay.  Marie has over 25 years of strategic business, legal and public policy experience in three global Fortune 500 tech, ecommerce and life sciences companies.

Marie joined eBay almost a decade ago from Agilent, where she served for six years as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. There she also led communications, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and government affairs.  Previously, she served as a senior M&A/corporate counsel at HP and started her career at large law firms in New York and San Francisco.

Marie is also an experienced board member.  She serves on the board of Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) where she chairs the nominating/governance/sustainability committee, the University Council at Yale and the Northwestern Law Board.  She previously served on the board of Adevinta ASA (OSE: ADE), a European-based digital classifieds company, the James Campbell Company, a commercial real estate company, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the country, where she chaired the search committee for the current CEO and the nominating committee. 

Marie has a B.A. in Economics from Yale, studied at the London School of Economics and received her J.D. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 


Founder and President

The RMN Agency

Raj M. Nichani, Esq., the founder and president of The RMN Agency, is passionate about helping attorneys and law firms find the right fit for each other. Prior to forming The RMN Agency, he was a vice president for two well-known legal recruiting firms. Raj is responsible for placing attorneys with law firms and corporations in a variety of national markets including Atlanta, New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston.

After graduating from law school in 2000, Raj practiced as a litigator with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in New York City. But, it was the legal job search experience that had Raj relocating from New York back to Atlanta, where he’d received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University that changed his perspective on legal recruiting.

Raj earned his Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law with cum laude honors, where he was Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Technology. He wanted a change after the events of 9/11, so he decided to return to Atlanta where he was hired as a securities litigator at Sutherland (now Eversheds-Sutherland). That recruiter engaged in practices that could have derailed Raj’s chances for a good placement had luck and a good reputation not been in his favor. But, it is also the basis for the ethical practices in legal placement that Raj and RMN follow today.

Raj moved to Rogers & Hardin LLP, which was a better recruiting experience that actually led to his decision to transition into legal recruiting. That’s because Raj realized that while he liked practicing law and greatly respected lawyers that do, he didn’t love practicing law. And it was not until recently that he realized that he loved what he did, which was placing lawyers in their ideal positions.

Raj is also as committed to the legal and charitable communities as he is to legal recruiting. He is a member of both the New York and Georgia Bars, and is a past president of both GAPABA and the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA-GA).


Chief Judge

U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Chief Judge Srinivasan was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in May 2013 and became Chief Judge in February 2020. Born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, he received a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

In 1998, he joined the law firm O’Melveny & Myers. From 2002 to 2007, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General. In 2007, he returned to O’Melveny & Myers as a partner, later becoming chair of the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court practice. From 2011 until his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Srinivasan served as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also taught appellate advocacy at Harvard Law School as well as a seminar on civil rights statutes and the Supreme Court at Georgetown University Law Center.



Ramos & Law, LLP

Chinny is committed to advocating for injured workers and creating personalized solutions for her clients. She exclusively handles workers’ compensation cases at her boutique firm, Ramos & Law. Her background as a workers’ compensation paralegal, conflict resolution scholar, and teacher uniquely postures her to empathize with clients, draft creative solutions, and effectively negotiate with adverse parties.

Chinny currently serves on State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors as a member at large, and the Attorney Wellness Committee. She is incredibly passionate about attorney well-being and founded the Attorney Wellness Committee for GAPABA in 2023. Previously, she served as co-chair for the GAPABA Women’s Leadership Network. Chinny also serves on the Workers’ Compensation Board for the Atlanta Bar Association where she chairs the Service Project section.

Chinny is the recipient of the Best Under 40 Award, awarded by the National Asian American Bar Association (NAPABA) to those who have achieved distinction in their practice and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Asian American community.  She has also received the Ingrid Rosenthal Scholarship, awarded by the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), and the Rising Star Award, given by the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. Additionally, she is a graduate of the NAPABA Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association L.E.A.D. Program. 

Chinny is first-generation Filipina American, and a proud “Grady baby.” She attended Kennesaw State University for undergrad and graduate school and graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2014. She frequently lectures on workers’ compensation law and attorney well-being. Outside the office, she enjoys tennis, yoga, and hiking with her husband and rescue dogs.


Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Newell Brands, Inc.

Brad Turner is the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Newell Brands, Inc., leading the company’s legal, ethics and compliance, corporate development  and sustainability functions. Prior to this role, Brad served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Newell Brands.

Since joining Newell Brands in 2004, Brad has served in several roles including Vice President, Securities Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Group General Counsel for the company’s Office Products group and Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Newell Brands, he was an associate focusing on mergers & acquisitions and corporate securities with Troutman Sanders LLP (now Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP)


Brad is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and is a past chair of the executive committee of the corporate counsel section. He also is past president of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association and is a member of the Terry College of Business Alumni Board at the University of Georgia.

Brad earned Law and Accounting degrees from the University of Georgia, both with magna cum laude honors.



MSNBC | NBC Anchor

AARP Caregiving Champion, Gender Equality Activist, Philanthropist

Richard Lui's career in politics and political news spans 25 years, including news anchor for MSNBC, NBC News and CNN Worldwide. In 2007, he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in America. Most recently, Lui reported on the ground on the Paris and San Bernardino Terror Attacks, and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest. He's received Emmy and Peabody awards and the Champion in Media Award at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner Award at the National Press Club.

Business Insider named Lui one of 21 careers to watch alongside Warren Buffett and Sheryl Sandberg. Over the course of 30 years, Lui has launched six technology brands over three business cycles, most recently with an artificial intelligence company in Silicon Valley. After MBA at Michigan Ross School of Business, he joined Citibank where he co-created a fintech payment model he holds a patent for. He was a management consultant at Mercer for an IBM joint venture. Lui sits on four boards of directors / advisers in spaces ranging from international relations to artificial intelligence.

Lui was awarded Civil Rights awards, including the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award, Asian American Journalists Association's Civil Rights Award, and the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Courage Award. He is also ranked globally in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter, and more lightheartedly, for four years ranked by Mediaite as one of the "50 Sexiest in TV News."

During the last 15 years, Lui's reporting has focused on politics, covering every U.S. national election since 2004. He has interviewed hundreds of politicians, from Detroit Mayor to U.S. President. He has been a contributing columnist for USA Today, Politico, Seattle Times, Detroit Free Press, Huffington Post, and others.

Lui's passion for politics started in the 70s, when he debated California's controversial Proposition 13 on bus rides to school. His interest turned into a job at the age of 19: campaign manager for San Francisco College Board incumbent Alan Wong. After the election, Lui returned to college. His plan was to write on policy and the affairs of state, subscribing to the Washington Post when it had to be mailed to the west coast.

In the 1990s, Lui reported for news radio KALX during a unique time in California politics. Two of his first stories as a journalist were Dianne Feinstein's first successful U.S. Senate campaign and the Rodney King verdict and riots.

Later in the 2000s, Lui reported from Asia during an increasingly heated political climate. Two Muslim countries in Southeast Asia transformed: Indonesia's Sukarno family was defeated after rule spanning over half a century; and Malaysia's prime minister, after almost a quarter of a century handed over power. Lui also reported on Taiwan's controversial election between pro- and anti- China political parties. He was at Channel NewsAsia, an English-only news network in 20 countries and territories.

Lui is a Policy Fellow at the University of California Riverside where he explores the cross of public policy and media, Global Ambassador for Plan International, one of 200 active US State Department Traveling Speakers, and spokesperson for NGOs focusing on gender equality and human trafficking including the UN's HeForShe campaign.


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