Here is a third album of photos from the 2015 Fall Conference, Charting New Frontiers, held on Sept. 19 at Cleary, Gottlieb. This set includes shots from the Inaugural Diversity Career Fair and the Cocktail Reception at which Rocky Chin received this year’s Norman Lau Kee Trailblazer Award. Thanks to Pei-Ching Chang for these terrific photos!

NJLJ Names First Annual Diverse Attorneys of the Year

NJLJ Names First Annual Diverse Attorneys of the Year


Here’s a slideshow of some additional photos from the 2015 Fall Conference, Charting New Frontiers, held at Cleary Gottlieb on Sept. 19. It proved to be our biggest and best yet, with nearly 400 attendees, including speakers, employers and job seekers for the first Diversity Career Fair, and law students coming for the student-oriented programs. Thanks again to everyone who attended and took part in this year’s Fall Conference. Thanks to Ping Zhou for the wonderful photos. 

8th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference: The Future of Collective Impact

Each year Asian Americans for Equality organizes the only annual Asian American conference in
New York City to convene more than 250 policy makers, advocates, community leaders, philanthropists, and community development practitioners from across New York City and the country to discuss emerging issues facing Asian, Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities.

The conference will feature a day full of panels and speakers.

Conference Information:

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Location: New York University’s Kimmel Center

For more information about this event and a detailed agenda of the day, please CLICK HERE.

Additionally, AABANY would like to congratulate our very own Anita Wu, who will be honored with a Pioneer Spirit Award at this event. Anita is a Co-Chair of AABANY’s Government Service and Public Interest Committee. She currently works at Manhattan Legal Services. Congratulations, Anita! Thank you for your dedication to AABANY and your service to the public!

PRESS RELEASE: NAPABA Announces Its 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40

For Immediate Release
Sept. 23, 2015

For More Information, Contact:
Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
[email protected], 202-775-9555

NAPABA Announces Its 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40

WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected 14 attorneys to receive the 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award (BU40). The BU40 recognizes talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community who are under the age of 40 and have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields while demonstrating a strong commitment to the APA community at relatively early stages in their careers.

The BU40 Award will be presented on Nov. 5, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans, to the following recipients:

  • Christine Bautista — U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Christopher Y. Chan — RedMart Limited
  • Mark J. Furuya — Clark Construction Group LLC
  • Josh M. Hsu — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Miranda L. Lam — McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Gloria Lee — Rutan & Tucker LLP
  • Christine Li — Nationwide
  • Sujit Raman — U.S. Department of Justice
  • Darren S. Teshima — Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Stacey H. Wang — Holland & Knight
  • Karen I. Wu — Perlman & Perlman LLP
  • Hli Xyooj — Farmers’ Legal Action Group Inc.
  • Amy Yoshimi Yeung — ZeniMax Media Inc.
  • Gary Zhao — SmithAmundsen LLC

“These distinguished lawyers represent some of the best in their field under the age of 40,” said NAPABA President George C. Chen. “As these 14 men and women continue to make strides in their respective careers, the pipeline for national Asian Pacific American leaders in the legal profession appears bright.”

The 2015 class of honorees continues the BU40 legacy of excellence and leadership in both the legal and APA communities. This year’s BU40 honorees have vast and varied experiences — representing clients in nationwide high-stake and complex business litigation matters, investigating violations of federal securities laws, providing legal services to family and underrepresented farmers, serving as the senior counsel to a ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and assistant general counsel for one of the nation’s oldest construction firms. NAPABA congratulates the 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40 award winners and looks forward to their future successes.


The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

To learn more about NAPABA, visit www.napaba.org, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@NAPABA).

NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2015-16 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 27th Annual NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

President Elect: Cyndie M. Chang
Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
Vice President for Membership: Tacie H. Yoon
Vice President for Programs and Operations: Pankit J. Doshi
Vice President for Communications: Sun E. Choi
Treasurer: Steven Y. Reeves
Secretary: Brad Yamauchi

In addition to these newly-elected officers, Jin Y. Hwang will serve as President and George C. Chen will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

PALS 2015 Kick-Off Reception



Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hosted By:    
Sullivan & Cromwell
125 Broad Street  
New York, NY 10004
(Between Water St. & South St.)

RSVP Today!

The Fall Kick-Off Reception is designed to assist all law students and junior attorneys of color with developing a network of attorneys committed to diversity and inclusion.

Please join us to learn more about the:  
Law Student Mentoring Program
New Summer Fellowship Opportunities
Career Panels & Networking Events
Exam Preparation Workshops
Supplemental Bar Review Course
Professional Skills Development Workshops
Retreat For New Associates of Color
Community of Practicing Attorneys Dedicated to Your Success!

Please join us to meet our students and junior attorneys, catch-up with old friends, and learn more about the PALS Mentoring Program
PALS Mission Statement:
PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.

PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization
Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities
in the Legal Profession Since 1984

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KALAGNY at Korea Day Parade

Come march with the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (”KALAGNY”) at the Korean Day Parade on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 11 a.m., and join the celebration of the robust Korean culture and people!  Join them for the Parade, then have lunch on KALAGNY.  RSVP required.  Rain or shine!  

Please click here to RSVP and KALAGNY will contact you with further details.