AABANY LGBT Committee Co-Hosts Asian American/South Asian Lawyers Networking Reception 2023

Nearly 50 members of the bar “came out” to celebrate the diversity within the LGBT, Asian American, and South Asian communities with the LGBT Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and host Linklaters LLP.  A companion reception is planned for Washington DC hosted by Blank Rome LLP on Nov. 16. RSVP here

LGBT Asian American and South Asian attorneys in corporate, commercial, government, and public interest practice gathered to build peer-support and expand their network.  David Lat, Founder, Original Jurisdiction and Above the Law, shared welcoming remarks. Thank you for joining us again.  

Law firm sponsorships will help “Build Back the LGBTQ+ API community Better!”  in collaboration with the Asian American Federation.  Two years of lockdowns, a year of anti-Asian violence, and a record number of state anti-LGBT bills, have stunted the LGBTQ Asian community’s growth. Sponsors will support a series of training workshops for the LGBTQ Asian American community.   Thank you for all your support!

AABANY is Proud to Launch The Whole Lawyer Podcast, Hosted by Jane Jeong

AABANY is proud to launch its official podcast series, The Whole Lawyer Project, hosted by Jane Jeong, which showcases Asian American attorneys and leaders throughout the nation and the human stories behind their success. 

For Jane, learning about the human stories  —  and sacrifices  — behind our external success is a personal passion and mission. As a member of AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee, Jane previously wrote about her pursuit of wellness in the legal profession on the AABANY blog, where she published  The Ten Tips Our Asian Parents Never Told Us, Upside Down, and The (COVID) Days of Our Lives

Most recently, Jane shared her story with Law360, in an article entitled The Pursuit Of Wellness In BigLaw: Lessons From My Journey (subscription required). In a heartfelt account, Jane opened up about mental health and wellness issues in Big Law  —  including her personal experiences with the pressures of the industry, the costs of perfectionism, reaching an emotional breaking point and, as a potential blueprint for others, how she has set boundaries and made changes to her daily routine to take care of herself. “I conflated sacrifice with success and exhaustion with excellence. I just continued to reach and reach — demanding that I become the perfect attorney I knew I was not, waiting for the day I could finally stop acting and just be,” she writes. 

Together with Jane, AABANY is proud to further explore the human side of lawyering in The Whole Lawyer Project. The inaugural episodes of the podcast, which feature immediate past AABANY President Brian Song and AboveTheLaw Founder, David Lat, can be found under the tab for The Whole Lawyer Project on the AABANY blog. It can also be found on Spotify and iTunes. For anyone hoping to gain further insight into the human stories behind our external success, it is well worth a listen.

Whole Lawyer Project 02 – David Lat

The Whole Lawyer Project
The Whole Lawyer Project
Whole Lawyer Project 02 - David Lat

Hosted by Jane Jeong

We are excited to present to you AABANY’s The Whole Lawyer Project, which highlights Asian American attorneys and leaders throughout the nation and the human stories behind their success. Today, I am happy to introduce David Lat, the founding editor of Above the Law, as well as a legal recruiter at Lateral Link. Before launching Above the Law, David attended Harvard College and Yale Law School. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for a federal appeals judge, an associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

On this episode, David shares his storied journey from an Assistant U.S. Attorney to legal blogger, his experience managing traditional Asian parental expectations when leaving the law, his advice for any lawyer who wants to explore their creative pursuits (tip: carve out the time and have an accountability buddy), and his advice for anyone who is thinking of entering (or leaving!) the legal profession. You can check out David’s latest brainchild at https://davidlat.substack.com/.

What Being A Lawyer Means To Jean Lee, Newly Appointed MCCA President And CEO

What Being A Lawyer Means To Jean Lee, Newly Appointed MCCA President And CEO

Above the Law and Dealbreaker Present “Town Maul 2016″

February 18th, 2016 at 7:00PM
Croton Reservoir Tavern, 108 West 40th Street NYC
Get Your $10 Ticket Here

We want to invite you out for a night of drinking and yelling that we’re hosting alongside our bros at Dealbreaker.

Joining Dealbreaker’s Thornton McEnery and Above the Law’s Elie Mystal on the panel will be Cornell Law School professor Robert Hockett and Reuters’ hedge fund reporter Lawrence Delevigne. Come drink and bitch and moan about the vague and irrational threats being thrown at Wall Street by the menagerie of candidates currently running. Think of it as a boozy safe place to defend your role in the destruction of America. And tell your friends! Tickets are $10.


Thanks to our friends at SoFi who are covering the drinks!

Check out Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice, Oct. 2

On October 2nd, 2015, Above the Law will host its inaugural Academy for Private Practice conference at the Westin Times Square in New York City. 

A full-day conference, APP will offer practical solutions and expert insight on meeting the challenges of starting and optimizing a solo or small firm practice. Whether you are a Biglaw attorney seeking to break out, an entrepreneurial solo looking to innovate and grow, or a law student aiming to bring value to potential employers, this event is for you.

From the outset, attorneys striking out on their own face an array of urgent questions. APP attendees will learn how to reengineer workflows to avoid time consuming and duplicative tasks so they can focus on what actually matters: client service and business development.

What you can expect:

  • Keynote speakers include Ed Waters, CEO of Fastcase and Monica Bay, journalist, lawyer and consultant
  • Expert insight on how to best leverage technology to automate and streamline your processes to increase profitability, improve client relations, and decrease stress
  • Interactive workshops that combine case studies and practical tips on blogging for business, financing, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, technology integration, research resources, and more
  • Panels with experienced authorities such as Carolyn Elefant, Jeff Bennion, Niki Black, Gaston Kroub, and Nicole Bradick focused on business development, maximizing resources, and workflow in the cloud
  • • 5.5 CLE credits FREE

Space is limited for this event and registration is expected to fill up quickly. Click here to register.

ATL Academy for Private Practice (APP)

ATL Academy for Private Practice (APP)

Take The ATL/MoFo Communication Challenge!

Take The ATL/MoFo Communication Challenge!

Above the Law’s Converge Conference – March 18, 2015

On March 18, 2015 in New York City, Above the Law will host CONVERGE — a conference designed for attorneys as well as law firm communications, marketing, business development, public relations, and technology professionals.

CONVERGE will feature a series of panel discussions on a full range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal industry, including:

  • privacy
  • reputation
  • communications strategies
  • emerging technical trends

Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, will deliver the opening remarks for the conference. Panels will be CLE-accredited by Marino Legal and CONVERGE’s continental breakfast and luncheon will offer a great opportunity to network with other attendees.

We are proud to co-sponsor this event, and happy to share a 15% discount code for all AABANY members. Early Bird prices last until Feb. 13. To register, please click here.

For 15% off registration, please use Promo Code: AABANY15 on EventBrite.

We look forward to converging on the intersection of technology, digital technology, and the practice of law!