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Press Releases 2020

NEW YORK, September 15, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) is proud to announce that the Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan will be the recipient of the Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award at AABANY’s Eleventh Annual Fall Conference, on September 25, 2020, at the end of the first day of the conference. Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK — September 11, 2020. The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) proudly announces that its former Board Director, the Honorable Diane Gujarati, has been confirmed as the first South Asian Article III Judge in New York. Read the full press release here. Read the full press release here. 

NEW YORK - August 25, 2020 - The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) honors the historical significance of Senator Kamala Harris’ acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination for Vice President on August 19, 2020. Senator Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, is the first woman of color to accept the nomination for vice president from a major political party.  Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK - July 2, 2020 - During this period of upheaval caused by the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) will be reopening its pro bono legal clinic in a remote capacity to continue aiding the Asian Pacific American community with legal issues including: immigration, housing, employment, family, and elder law. To promote the remote clinic as well as other rich resources relating to the Covid-19 pandemic that AABANY has developed, student volunteers will be going door-to-door this Friday, July 3, to share informational flyers with Asian neighborhood small businesses and residents in Manhattan and Queens. Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – May 19, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”), in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will be presenting on May 21 a “Fortune 500 General Counsel Panel: Leadership During Crisis” as part of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) General Counsel Webinar Series. The event will feature a panel of prominent general counsel covering a range of industries to discuss topics that range from advice to aspiring general counsel, crisis management with a focus on the response to the pandemic, collaboration with the board and c-suite, demonstrating legal department value, diversity and inclusion initiatives and maximizing the value that outside counsel brings to companies. Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – April 10, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) congratulates Luna Ngan Barrington of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP on her elevation to partnership and Jeffrey Mok of Fish & Richardson P.C. on his elevation to principal, on January 1, 2020. Congratulations to Dohyun Kim of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for her elevation to partnership on April 1, 2020. Read the full press release here. 

NEW YORK – March 5, 2020 – On the heels of its success in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is getting ready to expand its Pro Bono Legal Clinic to Queens. Read the full press release here


NEW YORK – February 21, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that it has been honored for the third time with the New York State Bar Association Bar Leaders Innovation Award for the Pro Bono Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. AABANY received its honor in the category of medium-sized bar associations (500-1,999 members). Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – February 20, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Grace Cho (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2022), Raymond Magsaysay (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Class of 2022) and Andrew Tran (Boston University School of Law, Class of 2022) as this year’s recipients of the Don H. Liu Scholarship, all of whom will be honored at AABANY’s Annual Dinner on February 26, 2020. Read the full press release here.

NEW YORK – January 27, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce that the Network of Bar Leaders will present the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. Award to the Honorable Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Southern District of New York. Judge Chin’s leadership in the legal community, his dedication to promoting diversity, and his impact as a trailblazer in the Asian American community and for serving as an exemplary role model and inspiration to generations of law students and lawyers make him a highly deserving recipient of this honor. Read the full press release here.


NEW YORK – January 17, 2020 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Kenneth Chin will be presented with the New York State Bar Association’s Diversity Trailblazer Award at the John E. Higgins, Esq. Diversity Trailblazer Award Ceremony on Jan. 27, 2020. Ken is a Partner and the Banking and Finance Chair at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and longstanding member of AABANY. The award recognizes Ken for his transformative work to promote and achieve diversity and inclusion at his firm and in New York's Asian American community.  Read the full press release here.