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Press Releases 2018

NEW YORK - July 17, 2018 - the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) and Manhattan Legal Services (MLS) to host a Know-Your-Rights Presentation and Clinic on rent overcharge on August 1, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at VNSNY Chinatown Community Service Center, 7 Mott Street. The event is free and open to any community member. Click here to read the full press release. 

NEW YORK - June 27, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Susan L. Shin, Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP and former AABANY President (2016-17), on being named one of three recipients of the New York City Bar Association’s prestigious 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. This award, created in 2006, recognizes the efforts that attorneys dedicate to creating and sustaining a more inclusive environment within their organizations and the legal community at large. Susan and her fellow awardees will be honored at the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 27, 2018. Click here to read the full press release. 

NEW YORK - June 25, 2018- The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates the Honorable Lillian Wan on being confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 20, 2018, to sit as a judge on the New York Court of Claims, where she will rule on cases involving claims against the state or its agencies. As Senator Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stated at the confirmation, Judge Wan will be “making history” by serving as the first Asian American woman on the Court of Claims. Click here to read the full press release

 

NEW YORK – May 25, 2018. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce that New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood will be the keynote speaker at AABANY’s Annual Judges’ Reception to be held on May 31, 2018 at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY, starting at 6 pm.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - Apr. 16, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) congratulate AABANY Board Member Irene Tan, and KALAGNY President and past AABANY Board Member and Committee Chair Karen Kim, who will be honored as Distinguished Alumni by Brooklyn Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (“APALSA”) at the APALSA’s annual alumni dinner on April 20, 2018.  Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - March 13, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates John Kuo, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Varian Medical Systems, on being a Legends in Law Award honoree at the upcoming Burton Awards. The winners of the Legends in Law Award were announced at Lincoln Center on February 28. The award is part of the prestigious Burton Awards, which were established in 1999 to recognize a wide range of excellence in the legal profession. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - March 13, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates AABANY member and Issues Committee Co-Chair Chris M. Kwok on joining JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. Mr. Kwok will be based in the JAMS New York Resolution Center and will serve as a mediator (調解人) in Business/Commercial and Employment matters. Mr. Kwok is the first Asian American and Chinese American mediator in the JAMS New York office. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - Feb. 22, 2018 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (“Paul, Weiss”) has been selected to receive the 2018 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award.  Paul, Weiss will receive the award at AABANY’s Annual Dinner on February 28, 2018, at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, in New York City. Click here to read the full press release.

NEW YORK - Feb. 21, 2018 - On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) will be hosting its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, in New York City. The Annual Dinner is one of the signature events of the Asian Pacific American legal community and we are expecting to draw approximately 700 attorneys, judges, supporters and other business and community leaders. The theme for the 2018 Annual Dinner is “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession.” Click here to read the full press release.