FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2017
NEW YORK – July 27, 2017 – The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) and the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) congratulate Andrew T. Hahn, Sr. on being named a 2017 Distinguished Leadership honoree by the New York Law Journal, the most circulated legal periodical in the U.S. This honor is a part of the New York Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards event, which recognizes outstanding attorneys and judges every year. The Distinguished Leadership award honors lawyers whose leadership skills have proven to be exceptional in their effectiveness and the inspiration they provide to others. Mr. Hahn and the other Distinguished Leadership honorees will be featured in a special section of the New York Law Journal and honored at a dinner at Tribeca Rooftop on October 17, 2017.
A partner at Duane Morris LLP, Mr. Hahn is an experienced litigator who has been named a Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area and is “top-rated” by Super Lawyers. Focusing on commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, franchising, insurance and software licensing matters, Mr. Hahn has also provided his expertise in class actions relating to products liability and toxic torts, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy and banking. Over the years, Mr. Hahn has served as President of the National Asian and Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and as Chairman of KALAGNY, and has also served as AABANY’s Judiciary Committee Chair, Board Director, and in 2004, served as AABANY’s President. Mr. Hahn has previously been recognized as a “Top 100 Under 50” Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine, and received KALAGNY’s Trailblazer Award in 2008.
As a Korean-American who has practiced in the legal profession for over 30 years, including within the military and in private practice, Mr. Hahn has witnessed various forms of open and implicit discrimination in the workplace and in the Courts. Throughout his career, he has promoted diversity at every opportunity, working to dismantle stereotypes and eradicate glass ceilings on the way to the ultimate goal of fair treatment of each individual.
“KALAGNY takes great pride in its nomination of Andy Hahn for the New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leadership Award,” states KALAGNY President Karen Kim, “and we welcome this opportunity to celebrate Andy’s extraordinary ability to lead and inspire. Andy has been involved with KALAGNY since its inception and continues to share his time, expertise and guidance with our organization. We congratulate him whole-heartedly on being a Distinguished Leadership honoree and thank him for his devotion to the legal profession, KALAGNY and the greater community.”
“AABANY is proud of Andy Hahn for this well-deserved recognition,” states AABANY President Dwight Yoo. “AABANY, its members and the community have all benefited from Andy’s leadership over the years, and we are excited and pleased that the New York Law Journal has recognized his contributions as a leader in the profession with the Distinguished Leadership Award.”
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The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) is a professional membership organization of attorneys and law students concerned about issues affecting the Korean American community in greater New York. Incorporated in 1986, KALAGNY seeks to encourage the professional growth of its members as well as provide legal support for the Korean American community.
To achieve these goals, KALAGNY provides its members with training and resources useful for professional advancement; expands access by Korean Americans in greater New York to legal services and education; and provides a forum for the expression of opinions concerning social, political, economic, legal and other issues of concern to our members. KALAGNY is a New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
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