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AABANY Announcements August 31, 2015

In this edition

  1. Early Bird Deadline for Fall Conference This Friday, Sept. 4
  2. "How to Do a Pitch" Panel, Sept. 9
  3. Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, Sept. 10
  4. Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY, Sept. 13 
  5. 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Sept. 16
  6. Tested Film Screening, Sept. 21
  7. AABANY Goes to Allegiance -- Join Us!
  8. Congratulations to Irene Chiu
  9. Congratulations to Parkin Lee
  10. Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau
  11. AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program
  12. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  13. NAPABA News
  14. EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy
  15. Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge
  16. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  17. Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate
  18. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  19. Fellowship Announcements
  20. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  21. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  22. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Early Bird Deadline for Fall Conference This Friday, Sept. 4

AABANY’s 6th Annual Fall ConferenceCharting New Frontiers, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, this year's host sponsor.

THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. REGISTER NOW.

AABANY proudly presents a full day of CLEs and panels, covering a wide range of substantive law issues. Among the day's events are the Pathway to the Judiciary Panel and the invite-only In-House Counsel Forum. We invite attendees to participate in the popular Law Firm Pitch Sessions. All attendees are also invited to our Cocktail Reception at the conclusion of the day, where we will also be kicking off our 2015-2016 Mentorship Program. 

We are also offering Law Student Group rates and a Membership & Registration Combo package.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Vice President of Finance and Development Will Ng at william.ng@aabany.orgTo view the 2015 Fall Conference Sponsorship Materials, click here. If you are interested in sponsoring a Committee Dinner, click here

We look forward to mixing, mingling, and connecting with you as we continue charting new frontiers!

"How to Do a Pitch" Panel, Sept. 9

DateWednesday, September 9, 2015
Time7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019)

This event will feature a dynamic panel of senior in-house attorneys who will discuss what companies are looking for in an outside counsel, how to get and prepare for a pitch, the "dos and don'ts" of pitching and other insights into the client development process.   This panel will offer practical strategies for attorneys who want to become more savvy and effective in developing new business and marketing your firm.  

Presenters will include:

Moderator:  
Larry G. Wee, Corporate Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Panelists:
Clara J. Ohr, 
Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, LUKOIL Pan Americas, LLC
Sonia Low, General Counsel, 
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. 
Austin K. So, Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, 
Heraeus Incorporated
Bobby Liu, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, M.D.Sass

Beverages and refreshments will be served. Click here to register.


Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, Sept. 10

AABANY's Tax Committee would like to invite you to a peer group tax seminar on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Joe’s Shanghai (24 West 56th Street), starting at 7:30 PM. 

This peer group dinner discussion will take the format of a reading group. Shiukay Hung (MoFo) and Rich Williams (Dentons) will kick off the discussion with a high level summary of an article which discusses some structuring points relevant to an investment in U.S. real property by PRC investors via a Hong Kong subsidiary and then will take questions from the group. Please RSVP by September 3rd.

For more information and to register, click here.

Register to Run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with AABANY, Sept. 13

This year, AABANY's Women's Committee, Young Lawyers Committee and Pro Bono Committee are joining forces to form an AABANY Team to participate in the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Central Park. We are welcoming members to join in this fundraising effort to sponsor research, education and services in finding a cure for breast cancer. Go team AABANY!

Date and Time: Sunday, Sept. 13
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Registration: We will have a limited number of AABANY designed baseball caps for early registrants. You can choose to “join a team” on the Race for the Cure site and search for “Asian American Bar Association of New York”
Registration Fee: $40. The fee covers the costs of producing the race, including your own t-shirt and bib.

For more information, click here.

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Sept. 16

Join the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Celebration, featuring our very own Hon. Denny Chin (driving force behind AABANY's popular trial reenactments)!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York

The Judicial Friends and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association are recognizing and celebrating 50 years of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 150 years of Juneteenth.
Moderator:

Errol Louis – Journalist, Inside City Hall

Panelists:

Judge Denny Chin – United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Justice Paul Wooten – New York State Supreme Court
Honorable Patricia Gatling – New York State Deputy Secretary Civil Rights
President Marc Morial – National Urban League

For more information, click here.

Tested Film Screening, Sept. 21

When: Sept. 21, 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Time Warner Screening Room @ Time Warner Center - 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues 

In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5% at the city’s most elite public high schools. Meanwhile Asian Americans make up as much as 73%. This documentary follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse 8th graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. Tested includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth.

6:00 pm screening of the documentary immediately followed by Q&A
7:30pm Reception with Director, Cast & Crew

To register, click here.

AABANY Goes to Allegiance -- Join Us!

Did you know that George Takei (yes – Capt. Sulu, civil rights and gay rights activist, and Facebook phenomenon) was interned with his family during World War II? From that personal and life-changing experience he has developed a musical called “Allegiance” to tell a story from the American experience that most Americans don’t know about or would prefer to forget.

Click here to take the survey!

For more information about George Takei’s new musical Allegiance, visit: http://allegiancemusical.com/ Let us know if you’d like to join AABANY for a theatre outing between Oct. 6 and Nov. 8 by filling out the questions in the survey!

If you have any questions, contact simone.nguyen@aabany.org for more information.

Congratulations to Irene Chiu

AABANY congratulates Irene Chiu, VP and General Counsel of GCA Therapeutics, who was honored by the National Diversity Council (NDC) as one of the recipients of the Most Powerful and Influential Women Award at their Tri-State Diversity & Leadership Conference held on August 27, 2015, at the New Yorker Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Ms. Chiu was the only Asian Pacific American honoree for this year’s award.

The NDC is the first non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment.

The Most Powerful and Influential Women Award carries the following criteria:

  • Provides leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
  • Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career
  • Has clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community
  • Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence

Ms. Chiu received the Emerging Leader Award from AABANY at its Annual Dinner in 2011. (Photo credit: Steve Wu.) Her latest recognition demonstrates that she remains a leader and exemplary role model for APA women and lawyers.

Please join us in congratulating Irene Chiu on her achievement and well-deserved honor.

Congratulations to Parkin Lee

Thanks to Kevin Gao for sharing the following announcement with us from FundFire:

Article published on August 25, 2015
By Richard Henderson

Real estate asset manager Rockefeller Group Investment Management (RGIM) has appointed Parkin Lee as president and CEO after the departure of Dennis Irvin, who has held the post since 2007.

RGIM elevated Lee from the role of senior v.p. and chief legal officer. The firm is part of a real estate investment platform that manages $23 billion in assets, according to information from the company.

The full article can be found here. (Subscription required.)

Parkin Lee is a longtime member of AABANY and serves on our Advisory Committee. Please join AABANY in congratulating Parkin and wishing him all the best in his new role as CEO of Rockefeller Group Investment Management.

Sign Up for AABANY Speakers Bureau

AABANY has launched the Speakers Bureau and is seeking to develop a robust roster of AABANY members who are interested in sharing their legal knowledge and expertise and connect them with relevant speaker requests from AABANY Committees, bar associations and other organizations.

This is an excellent opportunity to not only hone your presentation skills but also to raise your profile as an expert in your practice area.

If you are interested in participating in the Speakers Bureau, please complete this form http://bit.ly/aabanyspeakers and/or send your CV to main@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact main@aabany.org.

AABANY 2015 Membership Committee Delegate Program

Membership Secretary Irene Tan is seeking interested law students to serve as Membership Committee Delegates for AABANY. As a Membership Committee Delegate, law students will participate on the Membership Steering Committee and have the opportunity to work with senior leadership to develop and execute key strategic membership initiatives for the organization.

Membership Committee Delegates are required to attend a minimum of four AABANY-sponsored events in a semester where the Membership Committee Delegate will assist with checking in attendees at events, distributing marketing materials, and promoting the organization. Membership Committee Delegates will be invited to participate on other Membership projects on an ad hoc basis.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting more involved in the organization. Membership Committee Delegates will attend AABANY events for free, quickly develop an expansive network within the organization, and contribute to and collaborate on membership initiatives for one of the largest minority bar associations in New York.

Those interested should contact Membership Secretary Irene Tan at irene.tan@aabany.org.

Career Placement Intake Form Now Online

Interested in moving your legal career forward?

Help AABANY’s Career Placement Committee help you. Launched at the 2013 Fall Conference, the Career Placement Committee seeks to match qualified AABANY members with available legal positions. AABANY members who are actively seeking or are considering seeking a new position are encouraged to complete the Career Placement Committee Intake Form at http://bit.ly/cpc_intake2015 and email resumes/CVs to resume@aabany.org.

All information disclosed will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Career Placement Committee at careers@aabany.org.

 

NAPABA News

EDNY Magistrate Judge Vacancy

There is one (1) full-time United States Magistrate Judge position vacancy at the Brooklyn Courthouse of the Eastern District of New York located at 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201 effective October 1, 2015. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging, and will include: (1) conduct of preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and (5) assignment of additional duties not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Applications are due Sept. 11, 2015. For more information, click here.

Seeking Volunteer Attorneys to Assist Appellate Judge

Judge seeks volunteer attorneys with experience in criminal, landlord-tenant, or consumer debt matters. Judge presides on appellate cases and also handles some trial court matters.

Full-time or four days per week preferred, but flexible schedule can be arranged. A wonderful learning and mentee opportunity for volunteer, and an excellent resume-enhancer. Although not guaranteed, many of our former volunteers have moved onto paying legal positions. Opportunity to enhance research/writing and oral skills.

Willing to fill out paperwork for fellowships, if necessary. Rolling deadline. Opportunities open year round.

Please send cover letter, resume and references by email to Lynn Cho at LCho@NYCourts.gov

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2015 Legal Internship Program. Open to college students, law students and law grads, AABANY is looking for a few talented, energetic and motivated interns to help plan and organize AABANY programs and events, provide research and administrative assistance and perform other tasks and assignments to advance and promote AABANY’s mission. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. For full details and information on how to apply go to bit.ly/Lgl_Intrn_Details.

Please direct any questions to Executive Director Yang Chen at yang.chen@aabany.org.

Read the Latest Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:

  • 2015 Fall Conference Sneak Peek
  • Obergefell v. Hodges: A Victory for Asian Pacific Americans
  • Letter from Pres. Will Wang
  • Launch of U-Visa Pro Bono Program a Success
  • APA Heritage Month Recap

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

The NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellowship Program applications are due Sept. 18, 2015. More information on our Fellowships page. Fellowship announcements can be found on AABANY's website under Resources, in the sub-menu item "Fellowships." To see current announcements for Fellowships go to http://bit.ly/aabany_flwshps.

Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept. 4: AABANY Fall Conference Early Bird Deadline. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 9: How to Do a Pitch, 7pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here. 
  • Sept. 10: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 10: Tax Committee FIRPTA Dinner Discussion Group, 7:30pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 13: AABANY Runs the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 7am-12pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 16: Government Service & Public Interest Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 19: AABANY Fall Conference, 8am-10pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Sept. 11: Law Student Reception Hosted by MetLife, 3pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 16: NYCLA Labor Relations & Employment Law Committee Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 18: National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Labor Relations Counsel, New York State Bar Association of New York, New York
  • Director of Government Affairs, Prudential, Washington, D.C.
  • Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau, Office of the District Attorney - Richmond County, Staten Island
  • Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, Cheyenne

For more information on these listings and other open positions go to the AABANY Career Center. Members must be signed in to have access to the Career Center. Either search by keyword or just hit "Search" at the bottom of the form to see a complete listing of jobs.

For past weekly announcements, see the archives page.