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).


Additional information about AABANY is available at www.aabany.org

Follow our blog at www.blog.aabany.org

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Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aabany

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2016 Annual Dinner

2016 Annual Dinner

This past Annual Dinner, we were privileged to award three inspirational honorees: Jenny R. Yang, An-Ping Hsieh, and Preet Bharara. We invite you to view the video playlist of the friends and colleagues that were kind enough to share the stories, successes, and journeys.

Jenny R. Yang
Chair, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Women’s Leadership Award

An-Ping Hsieh
Vice President & General Counsel, Hubbell Incorporated
Corporate Counsel Leadership Award

Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Public Service Leadership Award

Thanks to all those who attended the Annual Dinner in person and celebrated the strides that AABANY has made in getting a seat at the table, meeting amazing trailblazers such as the ones honored, and changing the game. Special thanks to all those featured, videographer Peter Chin, Lotas Productions, and the Annual Dinner Video Committee, chaired by Marianne Chow: Diane Gujarati, Naf Kwun, Amy Ngai, Ligee Gu, and Irene Tan. 

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We are pleased to share the 2015 Annual Dinner photographs taken by the talented Corky Lee. Thank you to everyone involved – sponsors, organizers, and all those who attended. You are truly what makes our membership so incredible. We hope you’ll be with us year-round as we chart new frontiers.

To read David Lat’s recap of our night to remember, click here.

To view Karen Zhou’s photos, click here.

To see the previous photo slideshow courtesy of Yang Chen, click here.

Honorees:

Jenny R. Yang
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AABANY Women’s Leadership Award

An-Ping Hsieh
Vice President, General Counsel, Hubbell Incorporated
AABANY Corporate Counsel Leadership Award

Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
AABANY Public Service Leadership Award

These photos are also available on our Facebook page, so feel free to tag yourself and others!

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Check out the latest photos from photographer Karen Zhou of our 2015 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on February 25, 2015! Once again, it was a pleasure charting new frontiers with you. 

To read David Lat’s recap of our night to remember, click here.

To see the previous photo slideshow courtesy of Yang Chen, click here.

Honorees:

Jenny R. Yang
Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AABANY Women’s Leadership Award

An-Ping Hsieh
Vice President, General Counsel, Hubbell Incorporated
AABANY Corporate Counsel Leadership Award

Preet Bharara
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
AABANY Public Service Leadership Award

These photos are also available on our Facebook page, so feel free to tag yourself and others!