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AABANY in the News (2014)
  • November 21: Judge Toko Serita discusses victims at risk and Human Trafficking Intervention Court in The New York Times.
  • November: Don H. Liu is featured in Super Lawyers: Business Edition 2014.
  • October: Susan Shin is named Working Mother's 2014 Working Mother of the Year at Arnold & Porter.
  • July 17: World Journal reports on the Joint NYCLA/AABANY Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee, first Asian American president of the New York State Bar Association.
  • July: Don Liu makes the front cover of InsideCounsel with CFO  Kathryn Mikells.
  • June 10: Vince Chang is quoted in Law360's "NY Swap Contract Ruling Means Defenses Hinge on On S-Word''"
  • May 20: Justice Jeffrey K. Oing is featured in Law360.
  • May 15: Glenn Lau-Kee is profiled in New York State Bar News.
  • May 7: Tristan Loanzon's First Department Victory Noted on Front Page of NYLJ
  • May 2: Helen Wan's The Partner Track is featured on CUNY TV, with comments from Yang Chen, Clara Ohr, and Ona Wang.
  • May 1: Clara Ohr and Randall Eng feature articles in New York Law Journal, Law Day, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters."
  • May 1: Alice Hsu & Vinoo Varghese are named among New York Law Journal's Rising Stars 2014.
  • March 31: Don Liu & Sandra Leung are named in The National Law Journal's Special Report: America's 50 Outstanding General Counsel. 
  • March 31: Lily Fan is interviewed for the online magazine Woman Around Town about her theatrical production projects.
  • February 13: Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track, was featured The Washington Post.


(Photo: Uli Seit for The New York Times)

Judge Toko Serita discusses victims at risk and Human Trafficking Intervention Court in New York Times article by Liz Robbins, “In a Queens Court, Women in Prostitution Cases are Seen as Victims.”

“This court is not devised to solve the problems of trafficking,” Judge Serita said of the program, “but to address one of the unfortunate byproducts, which is the arrest of these defendants on prostitution charges.”

Click here to read more insights from Judge Serita and others.


In Tim Harper’s recent ”Diversity, not Divinity” in Super Lawyers, Harper tells the story of AABANY Advisory Committee Member and Xerox Executive Vice President and General Secretary and Secretary Don H. Liu, from boyhood businesses, to the realization that he liked sinning far too much, to become a minister, and to his leadership at Xerox today. Click here to read more.


Board Director and Arnold & Porter Partner Susan Shin has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as 2014 Working Mother of the Year. Susan Shin and her firm were recognized at the Working Mother “100 Best Companies” Gala Awards dinner held October 15, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. To read the touching article about Susan’s dedication to her family and advocacy for underprivileged children in New York, click here.

Click here for the World Journal report on the Joint NYCLA/AABANY Reception for Glenn Lau-Kee, first Asian American president of the New York State Bar Association. The original article is in Chinese; click here for AABANY's translated version of the article in PDF form.
 Congratulations to Advisory Committee Member Don Liu, General Counsel and Secretary of Xerox, for making the front cover of InsideCounsel Magazine with CFO Kathryn Mikells. InsideCounsel explores the complementary relationship that they have been able to develop in the budding years of their professional marriage. To read the feature article on the symbiotic GC-CFO relationship, “Balance of Power” by Erin Harrison, please click here

 Past President Vince Chang, partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, is prominently quoted in Law360’s “NY Swap Contract Ruling Means Defenses Hinge on ‘S-Word,’” by Pete Brush. Among other insights, Vince shared his insight: "The absence of one word — literally one word — makes a big difference in how these things are litigated," said Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP complex litigation partner Vincent Chang. “If you already are in litigation, you’d better check to see if [security]is in there.” Click here to read more.

 "The No-Nonsense New Yorker: Justice Jeffrey K. Oing," by Gavin Broady of Law360, highlights Justice Oing's capacity to both efficiently finish the job and make litigants feel like they've been heard. Click here to read the article on the website (subscription required) or click here to read a PDF version.
Congratulations to Glenn Lau-Kee who will become the first Asian American President to lead the New York State Bar Association. He has been interviewed for a profile in the May/June issue of New York State Bar News. To read a high-resolution PDF of the feature, click here.
 Congratulations to AABANY member Tristan Loanzon on making the front page of the New York Law Journal on May 7. He won a unanimous decision before the First Department, reversing the lower court and clarifying the scope of automatic renewal clauses in contracts. Tristan is quoted in the article, noting the significance of the decision in the healthcare and financial fields where clauses for automatic renewal are common. To read the article, click here. Subscription may be required.

Helen Wan's The Partner Track touches upon how race, gender, and class inform success and happiness for lawyers. In this episode CUNY TV’s Asian American Life, in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, featuresThe Partner Track with comments on breaking the bamboo ceiling by AABANY President Clara Ohr, AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen, and Ona Wang, Partner, Baker Hostetler. 

The NYLJ’s “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” featured AABANY members Clara Ohr (Assistant General Counsel-Trading at Hess Corporation) and Randall Eng (Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department). AABANY President Clara Ohr’s article is entitled, “Helping Every Vote Get Cast,” on the importance of voter participation and how we as lawyers can safeguard the rights of all eligible voters. Randall Eng’s “Courts Play a Vital Role in Assuring Fairness” offers his perspective on the judiciary’s roles in New York. To read all Law Day articles, click here.

AABANY member Alice Hsu, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Vinoo Varghese, former Board Director and principal at Varghese & Associates, has been named one of the New York Law Journal's 2014 Rising Stars. This year, the 42 Rising Stars were selected from over 230 nominees by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. To see the other Rising Stars, click here.

AABANY Advisory Committee members Don Liu of Xerox and Sandra Leung of Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company were recognized as being among America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel! Both Don Liu and Sandra Leung have been recognized as AABANY’s Annual Dinner Honorees in 2009 and 2010, respectively. AABANY also extends congratulations to other AABANY Annual Dinner Honorees in the 50 Outstanding General Counsel list: Ivan Fong (1998), Thomas Sager (2010), Susan Blount (2012), and Randal Milch (2014). To see the other outstanding General Counsels, please click here.

Lily Fan who was recently interviewed for the online magazine Woman Around Town about her theatrical production projects. As noted in the article, Lily worked for two prominent firms as a litigator and served as counsel to the New York State Senate. To read the article, please click here.

The Washington Post featured Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track. Wan speaks about the bamboo ceiling and about how her own experiences as an Asian American in the corporate world inform Ingrid's character.

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