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AABANY in the News (2015)
  • December 11, 2015The Connecticut Law Tribune featured "Scholar Program for Future Asian-American Lawyers Expands," by Megan Spicer, an article about the recent expansion of the Don H. Liu Scholars Program.
  • October 22, 2015: Magistrate Judge is featured in World Journal's "EDNY Adds Another Asian Female Judge," with quote by President Will Wang. 
  • October 3, 2015: Andy Hahn is quoted in The Economist in "The model minority is losing patience." 
  • October 2, 2015: Vinoo Varghese is quoted in New York Law Journal's Question of Partial Verdict Raised by Dewey Judge.
  • September 2015: Austin So is featured in Practical Law Journal 
  • August 3, 2015: Glenn Magpantay discusses racism and discrimination in the APIA LGBT community on NBC's Comcast Newsmakers. 
  • August 3, 2015: Joon H. Kim is profiled in Bloomberg Business
  • June 30, 2015The American Lawyer spotlighted Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin’s work in leading historical trial reenactments.
  • June 30, 2015: The Korea Times covers the 7th Annual Prosecutors Reception, which honored Joon H. Kim and the family of Detective Wenjian Liu. 
  • June 30, 2015: The World Journal covers the 7th Annual Prosecutors Reception, which honored Joon H. Kim and the family of Detective Wenjian Liu. 
  • June 23, 2015: Board Director and Real Estate Committee Co-Chair Margaret Ling is profiled in New York Real Estate Journal. 
  • June 16, 2015: Meng Ru is chosen as one of New York Law Journal's Rising Stars.
  • June 15, 2015: New York Law Journal recognizes Kathy Hirata Chin among New York City Bar Diversity & Inclusion Champions.
  • June 2, 2015: Austin So is named one of The Legal Intelligencer's Diverse Attorneys of 2015.  
  • May 28, 2015: Above the Law follows Career Placement Committee Co-Chair Michael Park's next career move to Consovoy McCarthy. 
  • May 8, 2015: Vinoo Varghese's case in the Second Circuit is detailed in Law360
  • May 1, 2015: The New York Law Journal's Special Law Day Issue on 800 Years of Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law featured articles from President Will Wang, Hon. Randall Eng, and Glenn Lau-Kee.
  • April 26, 2015: New judges Hon. Raja Rajeswari and Hon. Kathryn Paek are noted in AM New York's "Diverse Group of Judges Sworn in by mayor Monday."
  • April 20, 2015: Dev Sen is featured in American Lawyer's "Boies Schiller Bolsters Corporate Group with O'Melveny Hire," by Brian Baxter. 
  • April 15, 2015: Judge Doris Ling-Cohan is named one of 75 Outstanding Women Lawyers by National Law Journal.
  • March 30, 2015: Kathy Hirata Chin is featured as one of New York Law Journal's Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015.
  • March 6, 2015: Vincent Chang is quoted in New York Law Journal article "Head of National Bar Exam Group Defends UBE," by Andrew Denney.
  • March 2, 2015: David Lat of Above the Law congratulates AABANY on a successful 26th Anniversary Dinner. 
  • February 2015: Lisa Lim of AABANY's Real Estate Committee is named one of '15 Women to Watch in Real Estate' by SOKOL Media. 
  • January 21, 2015: Our collaboration with the Chinese Business Lawyers Association is covered by several media outlets. 


 

The Connecticut Law Tribune featured "Scholar Program for Future Asian-American Lawyers Expands," by Megan Spicer, about the recent expansion of the Don H. Liu Scholars Program into seven states and Washington, D.C. Click here to read the article. Click here to read a PDF of the article. 

 

Magistrate Judge is featured in World Journal's "EDNY Adds Another Asian Female Judge," with quote by President Will Wang. To read the article, click here. To read the translation by AABANY Member Lucia Yang, click here.

 

Andrew Hahn is quoted in The Economist’s “The model minority is losing patience,” published in print October 3, 2015.

Read his comments and more by clicking here.

Pictured: Andy Hahn (left) mentoring law students at the 2015 AALFNY/AABANY Summer Reception

Vinoo Varghese is quoted inNew York Law Journal's "Question of Partial Verdict Raised by Dewey Judge," published on October 2, 2015. Read his comments here.

Pictured: Vinoo (second from left in top row) during a 2015 Fall Conference Committee Dinner

Congratulations to Austin So, Co-Chair of AABANY’s In-House Counsel Committee and NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor, on being profiled in the September 2015 Practical Law Journal. Click here to view a PDF of the feature.

Glenn Magpantay, Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and the Chair of AABANY’s LGBT Committee, answered some important questions on the intersectionality of being both queer and a minority on NBC’s Comcast Newsmakers. As Glenn so poignantly put it, “Yes, we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”

 

Joon H. Kim was profiled by Bloomberg Business’s “Bharara’s Deputy Wall Street Cop Brings CV Pairing Citi, Gotti,” by Greg Farrell and Patricia Hurtado. 

To read more, click here.

Nell Gluckman, of The American Lawyer, recently spotlighted Hon. Denny Chin and Kathy Hirata Chin’s work in leading historical trial reenactments in, “Cadwalader Partner, Federal Judge Broaden Scope of Reenactments.”

Click here to read the article. (Subscription may be required.)

 

AABANY's Prosecutors Committee held their 7th Annual Reception, honoring Joon H. Kim and the family of fallen hero Detective Wenjian Liu.

The Korea Times, a Korean-language newspaper, covered the reception. To view the article, click here. AABANY translation available here. Photo by The Korea Times.

 

The World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper, also covered the 7th Annual Prosecutors Reception mentioned above. To view the article, click here. AABANY translation available here. Photo by World Journal.

 

AABANY Board Member and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Committee Margaret Ling was recognized by the New York Real Estate Journal as one of the 2015 Women in Real Estate. To read more about Margaret and her many accomplishments, click here.

She also shares her favorite quote:

“The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the Four S’s: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy and Serenity.” ~ Emily Post

Meng Ru was selected as one of New York Law Journal's 2015 Rising Stars.

She is a member of AABANY and is a co-founder of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. Click here to read their feature. Photo by Jian Song.

 

The New York City Bar Association recognized Kathy Hirata Chin among others at their Diversity & Inclusion Honorees. Click here to see the New York Law Journal photograph source. To learn more about Kathy's honor, click here. Picture by Rick Kopstein.

 

Austin So is named one ofThe Legal Intelligencer's Diverse Attorneys of 2015. Every two years, The Legal Intelligencer solicits nominations for game changers and outstanding minority attorneys. To read more, click here.

 

Above the Law follows Career Placement Committee Co-Chair Michael Park's next career move to Consovoy McCarthy:

Michael H. Park, a white-collar and securities litigator and former clerk to Justice Alito, is leaving Dechert, where he has been a partner resident in New York since 2012. He’ll be joining the high-powered boutique of Consovoy McCarthy as a name partner — the firm will become Consovoy McCarthy Park after his arrival — and launching the firm’s New York office. 

Click here to read the full article. 

Vinoo Varghese successfully petitioned for a new trial in the Eastern District of New York in a criminal tax trial. Click here to read the article. (Subscription may be required.)

 

In this year’s issue of the New York Law Journal’s Law Day, AABANY President Will Wang, AABANY Past President and current NYSBA President Glenn Lau-Kee, and AABANY Member Hon. Randall Eng were all published among other important voices discussing 800 Years of Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.

Click here to see a PDF of the Special Report.

Mayor De Blasio swore in 28 city judges. Among the new judges were Hon. Raja Rajeswari and Hon. Kathryn Paek. To read AM New York’s coverage by Ivan Pereira on how the faces behind the bench are about to get more diverse, click here.

Dev Sen, was elected to the Boies, Schiller & Flexner partnership. Check out this American Lawyer article, “Boies Schiller Bolsters Corporate Group with O’Melveny Hire” by Brian Baxter by clicking here.

Pictured: Dev wins the Planet Depos raffle at our 7th Annual Winetasting in June 2014

Judge Doris Ling-Cohan has been named one of the 75 most accomplished female attorneys today by the National Law Journal!  Click here and watch out for the more in-depth May 4 issue! (Subscription may be required.)

 

Kathy Hirata Chin, Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and driving force behind AABANY’s historical trial reenactments, was named one of the Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015 inThe New York Law Journal’s Special Report on March 30, 2015.

This issue recognizes the determination of attorneys who make it possible for other attorneys to succeed. The honorees assess the effectiveness of the diversity programs within their firms and to keep what worked, toss the rest, learn from mistakes and, if necessary, start over. To read about Kathy’s great work and the notable accomplishments of other leaders, click here.

Pictured here: Kathy leads the Wards Cove v. Atonio at Cadwalader, May 2015

 

AABANY Past President Vincent Chang is quoted in New York Law Journal article "Head of National Bar Exam Group Defends UBE," by Andrew Denney. 

NYCLA released a report on Tuesday recommending a one-year delay for implementing the test..., but Vincent Chang... testified Wednesday that the organization feels that a 2016 implementation may be on the “early side”... delaying it until 2017 would give law schools more time to adjust curricula and law school students to “adjust their expectations.”

 

One of our many distinguished guests, David Lat, Editor-in-Chief of Above the Law and author of Supreme Ambitions, attended and 26th Anniversary Dinner: Charting New Frontiers. To read his wonderful recap of the evening, click here.

Selfie by David Lat, ft. Paula Edgar (left) and Elizabeth Derrico (right) during our Anniversary Gala on February 25, 2015

 

Lisa Lim of AABANY's Real Estate Committee is named one of '15 Women to Watch in Real Estate' by SOKOL Media in their February 2015 Issue.

Lisa Lim is a Partner at Akerman LLP, in its New York office. Lisa is a member of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee. To learn more about Lisa’s recognition, click here and read the article on page 22. 

  


                                 


On January 21, we had the pleasure of co-sponsoring the Chinese Business Lawyers Association’s "Trade Disputes Involving the United States and China" event. 

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