Once again, congratulations to Kathy Hirata Chin, New York City Bar Diversity and Inclusion Champion! 

Kathy was among the distinguished honorees chosen by the New York City Bar Association as 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Winners! The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community. To read more about the award, click here.

The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champions were: 

  • Kathy Hirata Chin, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Hon. Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge, New York City Courts and Director, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
  • Darryl Gibbs, Lead Director and Associate General Counsel, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
  • Taa Grays, Assistant General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, MetLife

The 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award went to Anna Brown,
Special Attorney and Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Shearman & Sterling LLP. 

Group photo, from left to right: Benson Cohen, Chair of Nominating Committee for City Bar Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award; Darryl Gibbs; Taa Grays; Hon. Fern Fisher; Kathy Chin, City Bar Diversity & Inclusion Champions; and Gabrielle Brown, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at New York City Bar Association.

Photo of Kathy Hirata Chin by Kevin Wong. Group photo courtesy of AABANY President Will Wang.