I’ve written and edited award-winning articles and features on legal issues, interviewed executives and Academy Award-winning filmmakers, and written press releases that earned media attention.

Here’s a brief sampling of my work as a writer, editor, moderator and project manager.


SPJ NorCal panel

I organized and moderated this panel discussion – Journalists in Content Strategy, Comms and Marketing, working closely with the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter (SPJ NorCal) and our host, Northwestern.

I’ve also moderated dozenes of roundtable discussions for California Lawyer on a wide range of topics, including employment law, intellectual property, securities litigation, white-collar defense, environmental law, land use, real estate, and diversity in the legal profession.

Managing Editor

I manage the AWI Journal, a quarterly publication the Association of Workplace Investigators, a nonprofit organization. I am also the managing editor of South Bay Accent, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine.

Legal Issues

Published Articles


Breaking Through the Concrete Ceiling – Cover story about women and minority general counsel in the Fortun 500 and Fortune 1000, Diversity & the Bar, the publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Winter 2017.




Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 11.33.06 AMChallenging Prop. 8 – Feature story on how activists filed a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban; California Lawyer, January 2010, winner of 2011 Gold Azbee Award from the Association of Business Publications Editors.

Latham Chair Robert Dell Looks Back – Interview with head of Latham & Watkins; California Lawyer website, December 2014.

Real Law in the Virtual World – Feature story on lawyers, law firms and corporations in Second Life; California Lawyer, January 2008.

Articles assigned and edited

Jeff Adachi

Mr. Public Defender – This profile about San Francisco public defender by Dashka Slater won a national gold Azbee Award.

In Pro Per – Three first-person essays, which I edited, won a regional gold Azbee Award in the regular department category. The award-winning essays:
Life Beyond a Big Firm, Bridal Advocacy, The Rule of Law.

Press Release

Science in the City Summer Camp – Press release for weeklong summer camp organized by The Social Engineering Project, a nonprofit organization, July 2016. Result: News story on KTVU (local Fox news).

Documentary Film


More Publicity Means More Protection  – An interview with director Sonia Kennebeck about her documentary film on three whistleblowers of the U.S. drone program and victims of a drone attack; Senses of Cinema, September 2016.

Have You Heard from Johannesburg?  – Article on the seven-part documentary film series on the global anti-apartheid movement and interview with director Connie Field; Documentary.org, April 2010.

A Sea Change – Film program note for San Francisco International Film Festival.


Bamboozled on the Bayou – Cover story about Spike Lee’s four-hour film on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; Documentary, August 2006.

To contact Chuleenan…

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