Lady Lawyers Luncheon: Regulators' Point of View

  • August 17, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing 1001 Bishop Street 20th Floor Conference Room
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Lady Lawyers Luncheon:

Regulators' Point of View

Monday, August 17, 2015 at Noon

Offices of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, ASB Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, 20th Floor conference room

Sponsored by Hawaii Women Lawyers and the Hawaii State Bar Association


Please join us on Monday, August 17 from Noon to 1:15 p.m. for a discussion with regulators of businesses in Hawaii:  Catherine Awakuni Colón, Daria Loy-Goto, and Ty Nohara.  The discussion will include answers to the following questions:  What is the mission of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and some of its challenges?  What are their current and long-term regulatory and enforcement priorities?  How do they decide what matters to pursue or prosecute?  What effect, if any, does the political environment have on the work of the Department as a whole?

Catherine Awakuni Colón is the Director of the DCCA.  Her experience includes serving as the Cable Administrator for the DCCA's Cable Television Division, as the Executive Director for the DCCA's Division of Consumer Advocacy, and as Chief Legal Counsel and Commission Counsel at the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Daria Loy-Goto is the Complaints & Enforcement Officer of the Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO), which is a statewide agency under the DCCA that oversees the various licensed professions and vocations in Hawaii.  She was previously a staff attorney and the supervising attorney at RICO.

Ty Nohara is the Commissioner of Securities and head of the Business Registration Division.  She has worked as the Chief Compliance Officer at Cadinha & Co., LLC, as a Securities Enforcement Attorney and Acting Senior Securities Attorney at the DCCA, and as Assistant Vice President and Compliance Officer for First Hawaiian Bank.

Invite a friend or colleague - the more, the merrier!  Please register online no later than Friday, August 14 to let us know you are coming.  Bring a bag lunch or snack; beverages will be provided.  And bring some of your business cards for networking, to help introduce yourself to others.  Members of Hawaii Women Lawyers who attend are eligible to enter a drawing for 2 free movie tickets!

Mon., Sept. 14, 2015:  Development and Recognition Opportunities

  • Jan Harada, President and Chief Executive Officer, Helping Hands Hawaii
  • Patricia Mau-Shimizu, Executive Director, Hawaii State Bar Association

Mon., Oct. 5, 2015:  Alternatives to Law

  • Donna Tanoue, Vice Chairman, Bank of Hawaii
  • Sen. Laura Thielen, Hawaii State Senate

Mon., Nov. 9, 2015:  Report from the Lean In Circles

  • Joanne Grimes, Carlsmith Ball LLP
  • Chenise Iwamasa, Chang, Iwamasa & Chiu LLP
  • Alika Piper, Klevansky Piper LLP

Ideas for future topics and speakers at Lady Lawyers Luncheons are always welcome!

Please email Ellen Carson at or Connie Chang at with any suggestions.