Employee News and Updates

Senior Counsel Derek Howard recently joined the Board of Directors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. Founded in 1962, the Consumer Attorneys of California’s mission is to keep courts open to everyone, not merely the wealthy. Consumer attorneys have led efforts to bring the tobacco industry to heel, make cars safer, protect individual privacy, defend wage-earners against bosses who exploit them, and help working people whose life savings have been ravaged by unscrupulous financiers.

La Verne Ramsay joined the firm as a Senior Associate in our Immigration Practice Group. Ms. Ramsay handles all aspects of employment-based and family-based immigration, and post-permanent resident applications, including re-entry permits and naturalization applications. Prior to joining Minami Tamaki LLP, Ms. Ramsay practiced immigration with several firms, including a boutique immigration firm and a large full service immigration firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Ramsay received her Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1998.

Kevin Allen joined the firm as an Associate in its San Francisco Office. Mr. Allen practices civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, wage and hour issues and class action litigation. He attended law school at the University of Santa Clara where he graduated in 2005 in the top 10 percent of his class. Prior to joining Minami Tamaki LLP, Mr. Allen worked at a prominent class action firm where he directed the day-to-day litigation efforts in more than 25 class actions involving wage and hour issues.

Natalie Joy Ang joined the firm as an Associate in our Immigration Practice Group. Ms. Ang’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment-based immigration, representing startups and Fortune 500 companies. She also handles family-based immigration matters, consular processing, re-entry permits and naturalization. Prior to joining Minami Tamaki LLP, Ms. Ang worked at a large global immigration firm, focusing on employment-based U.S. immigration matters. Ms. Ang received her Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.

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