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Meet Your Board: Victor Hwang


BASF recently asked Board Member Victor Hwang some questions about his work with BASF and more.

BASF: What is the accomplishment you are most proud of during your term as a director?
Victor Hwang (VH): Trying to serve as a conduit to raise issues of concern of the minority bars to BASF.

BASF: What do you like to do in your spare time?
VH: In my very limited spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three kids, reading, and playing volleyball. 

BASF: What was the last book you read?
VH: I’ve been reading a lot of John Lescroat legal fictions because of his familiarity with 850 Bryant.

BASF: How do you manage work/life balance?
VH: I don’t even try.  I do a lot of business in poker games at my house and my kids have learned to shuffle and deal cards.

BASF: How does networking factor into building your business?
VH: As the civil rights prosecutor for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, it is important for me to be tapped into the issues and concerns of the community. Being connected to communities and those who serve them at a grassroots level allows me to build the trust I need to hear about cases that might not be ordinarily reported to the police and to work with victims who face language, immigration, or cultural barriers.  

BASF: How has The Bar Association of San Francisco helped you in your practice?
VH: It’s always interesting to learn how the “other side” thinks.  Folks at 850 Bryant tend to be very insular and meeting people in civil practice, in federal practice, at large law firms or who practice in other settings always provides a refreshing perspective.

Thanks to Victor for his service to BASF!

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