AABANY’S 30th Annual Dinner Celebrated By More Than 700 Attendees

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, AABANY hosted its 30th Anniversary Annual Dinner: United in Action and Vision: Towards 2020 Together at Cipriani Wall Street. The dinner attracted over 700 attorneys, judges, prosecutors, in-house counsel, government officials, and dignitaries and sponsorships from more than 55 law firms and corporations.

This year AABANY was proud to honor:

Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, with the Public Service Leadership Award

Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion for Morgan Stanley, with the Women’s Leadership Award

Deneen Donnley, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of USAA, with the Corporate Leadership Award

Davis Polk & Wardwell with the 2019 Law Firm Diversity Award

In addition, we were also pleased to present scholarships to this year’s class of Don Liu Scholars.

We thank all of the AABANY Annual Dinner Planning Committee members and volunteers for their hard work in making this year’s celebration a huge success.

We extend sincere thanks to all of our sponsors. Their generous sponsorships make it possible for us to pursue our mission to advance the interests of the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community and the communities we serve and support our many activities and signature events throughout the year.

Lastly, we thank everyone that attended the 30th Annual Dinner and celebrated with us.

More photos to come. Stay tuned!

PRESS RELEASE: ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK RECOGNIZES DAVIS POLK & WARDWELL LLP AS THE 2019 AABANY LAW FIRM DIVERSITY AWARD HONOREE

NEW YORK – Feb. 21, 2019 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (“Davis Polk”) has been selected to receive the 2019 AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award.  Davis Polk will receive the award at AABANY’s Annual Dinner on February 27, 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, in New York City.

Since 2014, AABANY has selected a law firm to recognize for its commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. Applications are reviewed on four main criteria, which include a formal diversity plan committed to retention and promotion of women and minorities, an established diversity pipeline of talent, external participation in diversity programs with organizations such as AABANY, and the furtherance of AABANY’s mission, which includes the active and affirmative recruitment, retention, promotion, and development of Asian lawyers in New York City.

Davis Polk’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in its traditional emphasis on excellence and respect.

The firm is actively involved in fostering an inclusive environment and culture, from its recruitment efforts that target diverse student organizations and underserved communities, to generous parental leave and reintegration programs in support of new mothers in the workplace.

“AABANY congratulates Davis Polk on receiving the 2019 Law Firm Diversity Award,” states James Cho, AABANY’s President. “We applaud the commitment Davis Polk has shown in advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and AABANY looks forward to working with Davis Polk to continue promoting these important values in the years ahead.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332- 2478, or direct any inquiries to main@aabany.org.  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 one of the most prominent and active minority bar associations in New York with more than 1,100 members, including practicing attorneys in the private and public sectors, in-house lawyers, judges, professors and law students. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

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Press Release: White & Case to Receive Law Firm Diversity Award from Asian American Bar Association of New York

NEW YORK – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that White & Case, LLP will be the recipient of this year’s Law Firm Diversity Award.

Since 2014, AABANY has annually granted this award to one law firm for exceptional commitment to the improvement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

This year, AABANY has chosen to recognize White & Case for its outstanding support of diversity and inclusion. Examples of the firm’s significant achievements in this area include its continual status as 100% LGBT inclusive (measured by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index), its relentless drive in creating new links with Asian American legal communities (as well as maintaining and enriching existing ones), and its careful attentiveness in crafting a pipeline of leadership for women and minority attorneys. White & Case’s sensitivity to diversity issues in an international context and willingness to combat them through innovative initiatives such as the Global Women’s Initiative pilot program for women lawyers working in international offices also deserves much praise and recognition for setting an example of how diversity and inclusion efforts should be spearheaded at an international level.

“White & Case shines as an example of how diversity and inclusion issues can be improved in impactful and meaningful ways in the legal profession,” states Yang Chen, Executive Director of AABANY. “Recent efforts to eliminate recruitment bias amongst partners are only a snapshot of changes that are currently taking place at White & Case. We proudly recognize White & Case as our 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award honoree.”

The award will be presented at AABANY’s 2017 Annual Dinner, taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on February 22.

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries to main@aabany.org.

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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Press Release: Asian American Bar Association of New York to Hold Annual Dinner on Feb. 22, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2017

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(212) 332-2478

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) will be hosting its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. The Annual Dinner has consistently featured a wide-range of guests, including prominent judges, elected officials and dignitaries, and attorneys from law firms, prosecutors’ offices, and government agencies.

This year, AABANY will be honoring:

Lee Cheng, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Gibson Brands, who will be receiving the Corporate Leadership Award;

Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General for the State of New York, who will be receiving the Public Service Leadership Award;

The Honorable Marilyn Go, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, who will be receiving the Impact Leadership Award; and

White & Case LLP for the 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award.

AABANY will also presenting scholarships to this year’s class of Don Liu Scholars.

For more information about AABANY or this event, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries to main@aabany.org.

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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