On Thursday, May 24, the Women’s Committee launched their inaugural Brown Bag Lunch Series with recently inducted United States Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang, the first Asian American Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York. Through these lunches the Women’s Committee aims to create an intimate space that allows for open dialogue on real issues that Asian American women face in the legal community.
Over an informal brown bag lunch at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, attendees got to hear Judge Wang’s path in the legal profession, as a litigator in BigLaw and the challenges she faced as she sought to become a partner, and the challenges she continued to face once becoming a partner, to balance family life with the demands of BigLaw partnership. Judge Wang also talked about her path to the bench. She recently issued a decision denying a motion for recusal directed against her in a medical malpractice action on the grounds that she could not be impartial because her husband is a doctor. The decision was picked up by Law360.
Thanks to the Women’s Committee for organizing this first Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Wang. We look forward to future Brown Bag Lunches. To learn more about the Committee and to get in touch with Co-Chairs Yan Sing, Jennifer Wu and Tiffany Miao, go to https://www.aabany.org/page/122?