Andy Hahn Discusses Biases, Barriers, and the Bamboo Ceiling within the Asian American Legal Community
In an interview with Bloomberg last week, former AABANY President Andy Hahn examined the obstacles that face Asian Americans in the law, from high attrition rates and underrepresentation to pervasive stereotypes and biases. On the heels of Justice Goodwin Liu’s study, “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law,” the interview explored Andy Hahn’s own experiences, from his time as an army lawyer to his tenures as president of both AABANY and NAPABA, and how those roles have made Andy intimately familiar with the challenges of Asian Americans in the law. Despite large growth since the 1990s, the Asian American legal community faces gross underrepresentation today, from clerkships and judgeships to partner and management roles. This has led Andy to his own “crusade” to galvanize Asian Americans into participating in the law. Follow the link in the title to read the full article published in Bloomberg Law.
Andy’s work as a leader in the legal profession has not gone unnoticed, as the New York Law Journal recently honored him with the 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award. To read the press release congratulating him for this achievement, click here.
Watch this episode of CUNY TV’s Asian American Life, featuring Helen Wan talking about The Partner Track with comments on breaking the bamboo ceiling by AABANY President Clara Ohr, AABANY Executive Director Yang Chen, and Ona Wang, Partner, Baker Hostetler.
Author, Northern Virginia Native Helen Wan on the ‘bamboo ceiling’
A Northern Virginia native’s novel about Asian Americans in the corporate world touches a nerve.
Helen Wan, AABANY member and author of the novel The Partner Track, has been featured in a Washington Post profile published on February 13. Congratulations to Helen! To read the article, follow the link in the title.
Reaching Out and Reaching Up: Jonathan Li
Jonathan Li, Hofstra Law Student, NAPALSA (National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association) Northeast Regional Director and President of the Inter-APALSA Council, writes on the NAPALSA website about the issues confronting Asian Americans in the workplace and what law students need to do to overcome them. Click on the link in the title to read what he has to say.