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AABANY in the News (2012)

AABANY in the News (2012)

  • October 23/26, 2012: Vinoo Varghese's brief gets press coverage from two major publications in one week, from the New York Times andthe New York Law Journal.
  • October 12, 2012: Immediate Past President Linda Lin speaks at press briefing about the impact of lung cancer on the APA community
  • July 2012: Manhattan DA’s Office Warns of Fraud Associated with Deferred Action (Singtao Daily)
  • May/June 2012: Linda Lin Appointed to City Council Districting Commission (multiple news outlets)
  • April 20, 2012: Yang Chen quoted in "Asians Lead City In Growth Rate" (WSJ)
  • April 17, 2012: U.S.-Asia Lawyer Cooperation Forum Held (World Journal)
  • April 4, 2012: Chinese Community Immigration Fraud Case: Vance Urges Victim to Report Crimes (Epoch)
  • April 9, 2012: "Watch Out, Billable Hour: Alternative Fee Arrangements Continue to Grow" (WSJ Blog).
  • April 8, 2012: "Keeping Students’ Mental Health Care Out of the E.R." (NYT)
  • March 2012: Aric Wu, partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Crain's Best 40 Under 40 2012.
  • February 22, 2012: AABANY Women’s Committee member, Helen Wan to publish novel with Macmillan/St. Martin's Press.
  • January 13, 2012: Vinoo Varghese quoted in "Guilty Plea in Hirst Fakes" (WSJ)
AABANY extends congratulations to Board member Vinoo Varghese, principal at Varghese & Associates PC, who submitted a brief ( for amici curiae National Legal Aid & Defenders Association (NLADA) and the Bronx Defenders in the case of United States v. Rajaratnam, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The brief was quoted in the October 23 New York Times article, "Appeal in Insider Trading Case Centers on Wiretap.” Click on the image to see the article. Vinoo's brief was featured again on October 26 in the New York Law Journal. Get access to the the NYLJ article here.
Immediate Past President Linda Lin spoke at a press briefing on Friday, October 12, to spread awareness about the impact of lung cancer on the APA community: The Chinese press, Epoch, Singtao and World Journal, covered the story. Click on the image to see the articles.
Following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, unscrupulous fraudulent lawyers have used the opportunity to make a profit. Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Immigrant Affairs Program, Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Catholic Charities held a Fraud Prevention Seminar on July 29 to provide information for the community. Immigrant Affairs Program Director Rosemary Yu reminded the audience that the government will start accepting Deferred Action applications on August 15 and to beware of fraudulent lawyers who say otherwise. Read the rest of the article in Singtao Daily.
Linda and Justin in SingTaoLinda Lin, counsel at Liberty International Underwriters and Immediate Past President of AABANY, was appointed to City Council Districting Commission on May 3, 2012. Since then, she has been featured in Singtao Daily twice (see picture to left), as well as in OurChinatown, The Village Voice, Times Ledger, Queens Tribune, and on WNYC News Blog.
AABANY is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Yang Chen, was quoted in this very informative article published on April 20 in the Wall Street Journal: "It certainly shows the great potential within the Asian community for being more engaged civically,” said Yang Chen, executive director of the Asian American Bar Association. "It would be a shame if we weren’t able to mobilize because it is an election year and it is a chance for the Asian community to have their voice heard.”Yang
As business exchanges between China and the United States becomes increasingly frequent, and following the trend of Chinese companies undertaking public listings and financing projects in the United States, the U.S.-Asia Lawyer Cooperation Forum was held at the New York County Lawyer’s Association in downtown Manhattan on the 16th, with members of the Chinese and American legal communities speaking, drawing a number of Chinese and American attorneys. Read an English translation of the full article here.
On April 4 The Epoch reported New York County Prosecutor Cyrus R. Vance Jr.'s announcement from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on April 3 that 39-year old Queens woman Jennifer Lam, suspected in the immigration fraud case, has pled guilty, admitting to the two charges of third degree grand larceny and practicing law without a license, and is expected to be sentenced on June 13, 2012. Read an English translation here (courtesy Frank Luo).
Don LiuDon Liu, GC of Xerox and member of AABANY's Advisory Committee, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal Blog article about alternative billing arrangements: "For us, it’s no longer a necessity just because of the recession. It’s now part of the normal process[.]”
Nelson Mar, attorney at Legal Services NYC-Bronx and an AABANY member, was mentioned in an April 8, 2012, New York Times article about the Seise family and their son Gabriel, who Nelson represented when he was sent to the emergency room for acting up in class. Gabriel did not need to be sent to the emergency room but should have received mental health services which were unavailable at his school due to budget cuts.NYT: Keeping Students’ Mental Health Care Out of the E.R.
Aric Wu Crain's Best 40 Under 40 2012Aric Wu, litigation partner at Gibson Dunn's New York office and AABANY member, was recognized by Crain's as one of its Best 40 Under 40. Aric is co-chair of the firm's subprime working group and helped Gibson Dunn's litigation department to be recognized by The American Lawyer as its 2011 Litigation Department of the Year.
AABANY Women’s Committee member Helen Wan has a book coming out next year entitled, The Firm Outing (Macmillan/St. Martin's Press). The Publishers Weekly announcement can be found here. It is a story of a young Asian-American woman lawyer who encounters the Glass Ceiling, and what she decides to do about it. AmLawDaily's The Careerist recently spoke to Helen Wan about her upcoming book. Read more here.
The January 13, 2012, edition of the Wall Street Journal included a story on AABANY Director and criminal defense attorney Vinoo Varghese and his client Richard Silver who took a guilty plea in a case involving forged appraisal documents for fake Damien Hirst prints. Not mentioned in the article is the excellent result that Vinoo obtained for his client who was looking at a possible 7-year prison term. Vinoo negotiated that down to 60 days in a vocational program or 12 weekends in jail. (Click on the photo, r., to read the article.)Vinoo Varghese

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