Press Release: Past President Jean Lee Named 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent in Law

Friday, October 3, 2014   

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(718) 228-7206

(“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Jean Lee, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and AABANY President 2012-2013, has been selected as a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst: Change Agent 2014 | Law. Ms. Lee and her fellow CUP Catalyst Change Agents in Law will be honored at CUP’s Fifth Annual Lawyers Forum taking place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Eventi Hotel in New York, NY.

CUP Catalysts in the legal sector have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community. CUP is a 21st century leadership development organization with over 1,500 individual members, a national network of 20,000, and 70 corporate partners in law, financial services, media & entertainment, digital & technology, and non-profit and public sectors. CUP recognizes its Catalyst Change Agents to provide more role models for young urban professionals at the top levels of various industries to help mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders.

“We are thrilled that CUP has decided to honor one of AABANY’s own, Jean Lee, as a Change Agent 2014 in Law,” remarked AABANY President Clara Ohr. “In addition to serving as a past AABANY President, Jean has tirelessly dedicated her efforts to promoting diversity in the legal profession through her leadership in other bar associations like the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), spearheading new programs for minorities in her workplace, and individual mentoring of numerous junior lawyers and students of color.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).


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