On Feb. 11, AABANY Co-Sponsored Columbia APALSA’s “Foreign Americans”: Asian America and Race. Several AABANY members presented their legal expertise as well as pearls of wisdom they have learned over years of practice. The conference featured the following panels and concluded with a wonderful reception: 

Sight Unseen: Asian American Legal Struggles

  • Glenn D. Magpantay – Executive Director of National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
  • Anita Wu – Interim Supervising Attorney at Legal Services NYC
  • William Xu – Brooklyn Defender Services

Asian American Leadership, In and Out of the Firm

  • Concepcion Montoya – Partner at Hinshaw and Culbertson, LLP
  • Julius Towers- In House Attorney
  • David Lat – Founder and Managing Editor of Above the Law
  • June Dipchand – Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom;
  • Joon Kim – Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

“Foreign” Americans: How Asian Americans Fit into the American Dialogue on Race

  • William Wang- Assistant Attorney General in the Charities Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General
  • Rose Villazor – Professor of Law and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California at Davis School of Law
  • Rex Chen – Mentor Attorney at Safe Passage Project

Microaggressions and Discrimination in the Workplace

  • Richard Young – Partner at Young & Ma LLP
  • Ji Hye You – Partner at Schulte, Roth & Zabel
  • Thomas Y. Yee – Partner at Knobbe Martens

The “It Factor”: How Impressions Make a Difference

  • Steve Chung – Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal, past AABANY Board Member
  • Lawrence Wee – Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP; AABANY Board Member