On December 7, 2016, Sullivan & Cromwell graciously hosted our Committee Co-Chairs Info Session & Meet-and-Greet Reception. Around 35 people attended this event. Representatives from many AABANY committees were in attendance to answer questions from those who wanted to find out more about what being a committee chair entailed, including:

  • Young Lawyers Committee (Co-Chair Gabe Arce-Yee) 
  • Litigation Committee (Co-Chairs Dai Wai Chin-Feman & Carolyn Cornell)
  • GSPI Committee (Co-Chairs James Cho & Anita Wu)
  • Commercial Bankruptcy and Restructuring Committee (Co-Chair Ligee Gu)
  • Immigration and Nationality Law Committee (Co-Chair Poonam Gupta)
  • Issues Committee (Co-Chairs Song Kim & Chris Kwok)
  • Newsletter Committee (Chair Naf Kwun)
  • Judiciary Committee (Co-Chair Rob Leung)
  • Career Placement Committee (Co-Chair Rob Leung)
  • Real Estate Committee (Co-Chair Margaret Ling)
  • Membership Committee (Co-Chair Tristan Loanzon)
  • Pro Bono and Community Service Committee (Co-Chair Sam Lui)
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Committee (Co-Chair David Lu)
  • Student Outreach Committee (Co-Chairs Christina Nguyen and Victoria Liu)
  • Women’s Committee (Co-Chair Karen Shen)
  • Mentorship Program (Co-Chair David Sohn)
  • Military & Veteran Affairs Committee (Co-Chair Brian Song)
  • LGBT Committee (Co-Chair John Vang)
  • Prosecutors Committee (Co-Chair Kin Ng)
  • Asia Practice Committee (Co-Chair Margaret Ling)
  • In-House Counsel Committee (Co-Chair Duane Morikawa)
  • Professional Development Committee (Chair Francis Chin)

During the reception, committee co-chairs made themselves available to answer any questions members might have. Members who were interested in particular positions appreciated the opportunity to speak directly to current co-chairs. Everyone enjoyed the chance to get to know other committee members and co-chairs in an informal environment.

AABANY encourages members to apply for co-chair positions for the 2017-2018 term. Please feel free to reach out to Naf Kwun ([email protected]) and Marianne Chow ([email protected]), Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations, if you are interested in chairing or co-chairing any particular committee.

We look forward to working together with our future leadership! Thanks to Sullivan & Cromwell for hosting us. (And thanks to Kelly Smith, Manager of Diversity Programs, Sullivan & Cromwell, for the photo.)