FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2017
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
NEW YORK – June 8, 2017 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulates Board Member Lawrence Wee on receiving one of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award from the Asian American Business Development Center (“AABDC”). This esteemed honor recognizes Asian American individuals who have achieved success across different professions. The presentation of the award will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street at AABDC’s sixteenth annual gala.
The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Gala Dinner, first established in 2001 by AABDC, has remained the only forum to highlight the achievements of Asian American business professionals across the United States. The award recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests, and all of whom have a role in driving the U.S. economy. Several distinguished AABANY members have previously received this honor, including Immediate Past President Susan Shin and former Immigration & Nationality Law Committee Co-Chair Tsui Yee.
A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, Lawrence G. Wee focuses on capital markets and finance transactions and securities regulation. Larry is recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading capital markets lawyer and by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star. Larry’s practice includes public and private equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible debt offerings and offerings of asset-backed securities. AABANY is proud to have him serve as both Board Member and Corporate Law Committee Co-Chair.
“We are proud of Larry Wee for being recognized as one of AABDC’s 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business in 2017,” stated Executive Director Yang Chen. “Having seen Larry in action as a leader in AABANY for the past few years and knowing of his stellar reputation as a corporate attorney, we commend AABDC on its selection of Larry as an award recipient this year.”
For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].
The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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