Congratulations to Chris Kwok, Director on AABANY’s Board and Chair of the Issues Committee and Co-Chair of the Asia Practice Committee, on being published in the New York Law Journal. Below is a quote from his article, which can be accessed by clicking the link above. Please note that to read the entire article, you must have a New York Law Journal subscription.
Given the historical exclusion of minorities from the legal profession, the lack of diversity in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is not surprising. The diversity and inclusion issue is magnified by the unique features of the ADR field. Neutrals with diverse backgrounds can help administer justice in today’s increasingly diverse society, as they are a reflection of the people they serve. Of course, mere diversity is not enough; the meaningful inclusion of those diverse candidates in the industry is the next chapter of the ADR story.
November’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, November 14 at 3 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 13 lawyers and 9 interpreters who volunteered their time to help 29 clients:
Gaye L. Chun
Kwok Kei Ng
Derek Ting-Che Tai
Emily Xianxiao Li
Vicky Qiuyan Zhao
Teresa Wai Yee Yeung
Eric W. Dang
Special thanks to Johnny Thach and Roger Chen for coordinating the clinic, Social Worker Ann Hsu, and the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Karen Kithan Yau, Ming Chu Lee, and Asako Aiba for their leadership.
If you are interested in volunteering at next month’s Pro Bono Clinic on December 12, please contact Asako Aiba at [email protected]. AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic occurs every second Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
On November 14, 2018 the White House nominated Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The nomination follows President Trump’s announcement of Rao during the White House Diwali celebration yesterday. If confirmed, Rao would be the first Asian Pacific American woman and the second South Asian American to sit on the D.C. Circuit. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) applauds the announcement and encourages the Senate to swiftly confirm her.
“Neomi Rao is an experienced public servant and legal thinker,” said Daniel Sakaguchi, president of NAPABA. “Respected amongst her peers, she has the temperament to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Her nomination represents a historic step forward for representation of Asian Pacific Americans and women on the bench.”
Rao is currently the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. A national expert in the area of administrative law, she is a tenured professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School and founder of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State. She previously served in the Office of the White House Counsel and as a staffer for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
AABANY congratulates the AABANY members who
have been named Top Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in the New York Metro
Both recognitions of Super Lawyer and Rising Star
involve a very selective and intense process in which the selected
attorney is nominated and approved by his or her peers in the same area
Selections are made on an annual basis. Only 5% of
attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% of attorneys
under 40 years of age are selected as Rising Stars. The attorney must
prove to be ethical, have excellent client records and proven results.
The 2018 digital edition of Super Lawyer and Rising Star can be found by
following the link in the title.
Congratulations to you all on your efforts and achievements!
New York Metro Super Lawyers
Eugene L. Chang, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Kenneth Chin, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Sylvia Chin, White & Case LLP
Jane Chuang, Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP
Huhnsik Chung, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Eve C. Guillergan, Eve Guillergan PLLC
Andrew T. Hahn, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Lan Hoang, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Benjamin C. Hsing, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Annie Huang, Robins Kaplan LLP
Richard Kim, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
David K. Lam, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Glenn Lau-Kee, Lau-Kee Law Group, PLLC
Kenneth E. Lee, Levine Lee LLP
Lawrence G. Lee, Lynch Daskal Emery LLP
Lisa S. Lim, Akerman LLP
Raymond Y. Lin, Latham & Watkins LLP
Marie Ng, Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
Tai H. Park, Park Jensen Bennett LLP
Eric Su, FordHarrison LLP
Vinoo Varghese, Varghese & Associates, P.C.
Ona Wang, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Allen Wong, Raimond & Wong LLC
Arjay G. Yao, Morris, Duffy, Alonso & Faley
Tsui H. Yee, Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee, P.C.
Pauline Yeung-Ha, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
Andrew J. Yoon, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
New York Metro Rising Stars
Keala Fumiko, Chan Hubbard
Joanna K. Chan, Cohen & Gresser LLP
Emily S. Chow, Ginsburg & Misk
Anthony K.C. Fong, Anthony K.C. Fong, Esq.
Zheng Gao, Kevin Kerveng Tung, P.C.
Ligee Gu, Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
Yin Huang, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP
Hanh Huynh, Rubin LLC
Jing Jin, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Joyce E. Kung, Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C.
Tiffany Ma, Young & Ma LLP
Claudia Pak, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Anna J. Wang, Robinson & Cole LLP
Jennifer H. Wu, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Shengyang Wu, Caesar and Napoli, P.C.
Ruofei Xiang, Mazzola Lindstrom LLP
Stephenie Yeh, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP
Vanessa Y. Yen, King & Spalding LLP
William Yeung, Law Office of Yeung & Wang PLLC
Michael D. Yim, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
Ji-Young (Rachel) Yoo, Law offices of Rachel J. Yoo, LLC