On Tuesday, May 30th, AABANY co-hosted Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s For the Public Good, a discussion among three prominent Asian Pacific Americans serving in each branch of the federal government. In a conversation moderated by Susan L. Shin (Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Immediate Past President of AABANY), the panel included: Joon Kim, Acting U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York; the Honorable Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District; and Representative Grace Meng for the 6th District of New York and the Vice-Chair for the Democratic National Committee. 

Each panelist discussed his or her differing career path in public service. In addition to explaining their origins of their interest in furthering the public good, the panelists also recounted the challenges they faced as Asian Pacific Americans. The panel noted the lack of Asian Pacific Americans, or minorities in general, within government. They encouraged the steps that the audience – law students and partners alike – could take to achieve greater minority representation within the highest echelons of government.

AABANY would like to thank all three esteemed panelists and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer for hosting the discussion in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Write up by AABANY intern Quentin Wong. See the live-tweet from the event below.