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AABANY Announcements March 1, 2016

In this edition

  1. Thank You for Attending Our 2016 Annual Dinner
  2. Read the AABANY 2015 Year End Report
  3. Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, Mar. 1 
  4. Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Mar. 2 
  5. Strategic & Tax Considerations in International IP Licenses & Portfolios, Mar. 7
  6. ABA International Law Spring Meeting, Apr. 12-16 -- Early Bird Deadline Extended, Mar. 7 
  7. Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, Mar. 9
  8. 2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, Mar. 14
  9. Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Avoid Them, Mar. 16
  10. Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, Mar. 17
  11. Discovery Ethics Issues Confronting Experienced Practitioners, Mar. 22
  12. Congratulations to Austin So
  13. Congratulations to Yasuhiro Saito
  14. Call for AABANY Committee Chair Nominations
  15. Highlights: Week of Feb. 22
  16. Volunteer at AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic
  17. Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?
  18. Career Placement Intake Form Now Online
  19. NAPABA News
  20. Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge
  21. AABANY Seeks Legal Interns
  22. Read the New Issue of the Advocate
  23. This Week on WE Blog @AABANY
  24. Fellowship Announcements
  25. Upcoming Events on the AABANY Calendar
  26. Other Events on the AABANY Calendar
  27. Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

Thank You for Attending Our 2016 Annual Dinner

Thank you to all those who celebrated with us during our 2016 Annual Dinner: Speak Up | Rise Up | Lift Up at Cipriani Wall Street! It was truly a wonderful event honoring trailblazers in our community and exploring how we can all rise as a community. As stated by Incoming President Susan Shin, “It’s not a race. We can all rise by lifting up one another.”

Michelle Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Women’s Leadership Award

Ivan Fong
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel at 3M Co. 
Corporate Counsel Leadership Award

Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen LLP
Law Firm Diversity Award

Nora Boujida, Manleen Singh, & Jin Uk Kim
2016 Don H. Liu Scholars

Thank you to every single person who made our event possible: our sponsors, trailblazers, leadership, community partners, members, and friends.

See highlights here. Stay tuned for photos and videos from our beautiful event. To read David Lat’s recap of our event, check out his write-up on Above the Law. 

Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, Mar. 1

For all those public-minded folks out there, our Government Service & Public Interest (GSPI) Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service (PBCS) Committee will be holding a joint meeting. The committee meeting will be held on March 1, 2016 at 6:30pm at the LSNYC office located at 40 Worth Street, Suite 606, New York, NY 10013. You will need to bring photo ID to get through security.

We will be sending out a more detailed agenda closer to the date. Food will be provided so please sign up for the meeting ahead of time!

To register, click here.

Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, Mar. 2

When: Mar. 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: District Social (252 West 37th Street)

Non-members and members, get to know AABANY for the first time or get to know AABANY better!  Join us for a fantastic happy hour at District Social on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM.  Get to know the AABANY Membership Committee, the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, the Government Service and Public Interest Committee, and the Young Lawyers Committee.

Hope to see you all there!

Hosted by the AABANY Membership Committee, the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, the Government Service and Public Interest Committee, and the Young Lawyers Committee.

Click here to register.

Strategic & Tax Considerations in International IP Licenses & Portfolios, Mar. 7

When: March 7, 6:30pm-8pm
Where: Seward & Kissel LLP (One Battery Park Plaza)

This program will provide an overview of various strategic considerations in IP licensing and portfolio management, including related tax considerations. A moderated discussion will highlight IP ownership and license structures in the EU and Asian jurisdictions (with a particular emphasis on China) and some of their tax implications. The employment of EU patent box regimes as part of U.S. multinationals’ global tax planning will also be discussed. Finally, the panelists will discuss recent developments in US law as they relate to IP considerations discussed earlier in the presentation.

Moderator: Lee V. Pham, Director of Global Intellectual Property Strategy, American Express

Speakers:

  • Susie Cheng, Partner, Leason Ellis LLP
  • Jeff J. Kang, Associate, Seward & Kissel LLP

Refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration through the AABANY website is required by Friday, March 4, 2016, as space is limited. Members, click here to register.

ABA International Law Spring Meeting, Apr. 12-16 -- Early Bird Deadline Extended, March 7

The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend our 2016 Spring Meeting in the beautiful and bustling city of New York from April 12-16, 2016. Join over 1,500 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for over three days of networking and programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues.

AABANY is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the Cooperating Entity rate. Registration rates are further discounted for full-time law students, full time government/academic/NGO, corporate counsel, and young lawyers (35 and under).

EARLY BIRD DEADLINESave on your registration by taking advantage of early bird rates before March 7th! 

Click here to register and for more information on programming, hotel accommodations, and the latest updates on the 2016 Spring Meeting. Click here for more information.

 

Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, Mar. 9

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian American Bar Association of New York and the NYU School of Law Women of Color Collective invite you to attend:

Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color

With alarming levels of anti-immigrant sentiment and pivotal racial and economic justice issues on the line, we are in the midst of a presidential campaign with much at stake for communities of color. Though we’ve made important strides to defend the voting rights of our communities, there is still much to be done.

Our panel will speak about the challenges and issues creating barriers to the minority vote leading up to the 2016 general election. Attendees will hear about the work being done on the ground to break down those barriers, as well as the opportunity to learn about ways to practically engage in the work to protect and promote voting rights.

Featured Panelists:
Jerry Vattamala (Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund)
Natasha Korgaonkar (NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund)
Joanna Cuevas-Ingram (Latino Justice)

To be followed by a networking reception. To register, click here.

2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, Mar. 14

Monday, March 14, 2016 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / Bryan Cave
Co-sponsored by FALA New York and AABANY

Anna Mercado Clark (Phillips Lytle LLP) and Rodrigo Tordecilla (Bryan Cave) will discuss some of the most impactful amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that recently took effect on Dec. 1, 2015. Patricia Astorga will moderate the panel.

This CLE is FREE for paid FALA New York Members*, AABANY Members, and those who do not need a CLE certificate. For all others, the CLE will be $20.

Please RSVP to Rodrigo Tordecilla at rodrigo.tordecilla@bryancave.com, and include in your email whether you are a paid member of either AABANY or FALA New York, or if you are attending for CLE credit.

Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them CLE, Mar. 16

Please join Skadden Arps' Policy Committee of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department for Common Disciplinary Problems and How to Prevent Them on March 16, 2016 at 5:30pm-8:15pm. 

This very special, complimentary CLE program will provide examples and information about conduct by attorneys that has often been the subject of disciplinary proceedings. The seminar features a highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty and a fast-paced, interactive program format. The program is designed for both newly admitted attorneys seeking an overview of common disciplinary problems and experienced attorneys seeking to refine and update their knowledge as well as to avoid disciplinary complaints.

Past AABANY President Vince Chang is speaking on this distinguished panel.

Click here for more information. 

Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, Mar. 17

Join the AABANY LGBT Committee for a group discussion of LGBT Asian/South Asian attorneys on “Being Out and API at Work” in the legal community.  Attendees can share their experiences and challenges with others at law firms, in-house corporate counsel, public interest organizations, and government practices.

 

DATE/ TIME:

Thurs, March 17

7:00 to 9:00 PM 

 

LOCATION:

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 
800 Third Avenue, 13th Floor 
New York, New York 10022

 

Refreshments will be provided. Click here to register.

 

Discovery Ethics Issues Confronting Experienced Practitioners, Mar. 22

The AABANY Litigation Committee is proud to present “Discovery Ethics Issues Confronting Experienced Practitioners,” a CLE presentation featuring SDNY Magistrate Judge James C. Francis.

When: March 22, 6pm-8:30pm
Where: BakerHostetler (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

The increasing sophistication of technology has made discovery more complex and challenging. Consequently, understanding the quality and thoroughness that a document production or other discovery vehicle must have to comply with your ethical obligations and the applicable federal and state rules has become a tricky road to navigate. To offer guidance on this and other timely topics, the Litigation Committee has put together an esteemed and experienced panel of experts comprised of the Honorable James C. Francis, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, and litigator Karin Scholz Jenson.

Moderated by experienced trial lawyer Tristan Loanzon, the panel will explore timely topics on ethics and modern discovery.

Click here to learn more and register.

Congratulations to Austin So

Austin So has done it again and takes home yet another award -- the Community Service & Leadership Award given by the Korean American League for Civic Action. He will be presented his award at KALCA's 16th Annual Gala on March 18, 2016. Please join us in congratulating Austin on his honor. 

Tickets are available for KALCA's Gala: A Call to Action. We encourage you to support Austin and the good work done by this important organization. For more information about the Gala, click here.

Congratulations to Yasuhiro Saito

Congratulations to Yasuhiro Saito, Honoree at the St. John's APALSA Annual Lunar New Year Dinner on March 3, 2016. 

St. John's APALSA celebrates Bringing Together the Ambitious, the Loyal, and the Distinguished. Join attorneys and St. John's law students for  a one-hour networking reception over drinks, hors d’oeuvres, great conversation, and a sit-down three-course meal to honor 1992 alumnus and longtime AABANY supporter Yasuhiro Saito, Partner at Saito Sorenson Lurie LLP.

For more information, click here.

Call for AABANY Committee Chair Nominations

AABANY welcomes nominations to fill one or more Committee Chair position(s) for the following AABANY Committees for the 2016-2017 term:

 

Each Committee Chair or Co-Chair position will be for a one-year term starting April 1, 2016.   All interested candidates should submit a current resume, biography or CV by email to committee.support@aabany.org by no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2016
There may be a need for additional Committee Chairs for our other Committees for the 2016-2017 term, so please feel free to email committee.support@aabany.org if you are interested in being a Committee Chair of a Committee in case there are vacancies in the future.  For a description of each AABANY Committee and its current Co-Chairs, please go to:http://www.aabany.org/?page=CommitteesPage.

 

Highlights: Week of Feb. 22


Volunteer for AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Clinic

On the second Wednesday of every month, AABANY holds a free legal clinic at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. Please also consider volunteering at these clinics. The next clinic will be held on March 9, 2016. Email june.lee@aabany.org to join the effort. 

To read the press release announcing the beginning of these legal clinics, click hereCheck out the highlight from the first of many clinics.

Community members seeking legal advice can call (212) 226-6280 to make appointments.

Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities with AABANY?

This past year, the Government Service Public Interest (GSPI) and Pro Bono and Community Services (PBCS) Committees have been committed to providing AABANY members a greater range of pro bono opportunities.

These committees are surveying everyone’s interest in the pro bono initiatives that they are developing, so that they can determine how to best allocate AABANY resources. Training will be provided to you prior to your participation and will likely offer CLE credits. Click here for the survey: http://bit.ly/gspi2015

You can read in the Summer 2015 issue of the AABANY Advocate about a success story from the U Visa Representation Project, representing domestic violence survivors. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/uvisaproj

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

Wanted: Volunteer Attorney/Law Grads for Appellate Court Judge

Seeking hard-working volunteers to work on appellate matters. Great resume builder, as position entails researching and writing memos/draft opinions on civil and/or criminal matters. Part or Full-time. Willing to fill out forms for law school fellowship, if applicant is eligible.

Please send resume and short writing sample: 

c/o Rebecca I Wohl, 
Court Attorney to Justice Doris Ling-Cohan
Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, First Dept.

by email to:
Rebecca I Wohl
riwohl@nycourts.gov

Immediate openings, and availability is open ended. Applications accepted year-round. 

AABANY Seeks Legal Interns

Applications are now being accepted for AABANY’s 2016 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 New Issue of the Advocate

In this Issue:
  • Austin So: Champion of Diversity and Inclusion
  • 2016 Law Firm Diversity Award: Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen LLP
  • Letter from Outgoing President Will Wang
  • Letter from Incoming President Susan Shin
  • AABANY Launches Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • AABANY's Asia Practice Committee Has Arrived
  • AABANY Fourth Quarter 2015 Review

 

This Week on WE Blog @AABANY

Fellowship Announcements

The Office of the New York State Attorney General's Division of Appeals and Opinions is offering a two-year fellowship in government appellate litigation in its New York City Office. One fellowship is available. The Fellowship is a compensated, full-time position for a college graduate who is considering whether to pursue a career in law. A commitment through June 2018 is required. 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

  • Mar. 1: Government Service & Public Interest Committee and Pro Bono & Community Service Committee Meeting, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 1: Starting an EB-5 Practice, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 2: Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 7: Strategic & Tax Considerations in International IP Licenses & Portfolios, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 8: AABANY Board Meeting, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 9: Voting Rights in an Election Year for Communities of Color, 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 14: 2015 FRCP Amendments: Everything You Need to Know, 6:30pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 17: Being Out and Asian Pacific Islander at Work, 7pm-9pm. For more information, click here.

Other Events on the AABANY Calendar

  • Mar. 3: Federal Bar Council's 2016 Judges Reception, 6pm-8pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 3: St. John's Annual Lunar New Year Dinner, 6pm-8:30pm. For more information, click here.
  • Mar. 16: Common Disciplinary Problems & How to Prevent Them, 5:30pm-8:15pm. For more information, click here.

Recent Job Postings on the AABANY Career Center

  • Compliance and Internal Control Officers, Roosevelt Island Operating Cooperation, New York
  • Head of Contract Desk, LUKOIL Pan Americas LLC, New York
  • Deputy Bureau Chief, Litigation Bureau, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Albany
  • Intake Paralegal, Bronx Legal Services, New York

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.