Please join AABANY in congratulating Military & Veterans Affairs Committee Co-Chair Dong Joo Lee on his recent selection to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserves. He will be one of ten Asian-Americans in the entire Navy JAG Corps to be at this rank.
Dong was on active duty for almost seven years, serving in various duty stations including Guantanamo Bay, Korea, and the Pentagon. Upon leaving active duty, Dong remained in the JAG Corps as a part-time reservist and currently drills out of Washington Navy Yard. As a civilian, he worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, clerked at the Eastern District of New York for Judges Dora L. Irizarry and Roslynn R. Mauskopf, and is now a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Dong has been, and continues to be, a great Co-Chair for the MVA Committee and an active supporter of AABANY and other sister bar associations. Congratulations, Dong!
Congratulations to Consovoy McCarthy Park on celebrating their one-year anniversary! AABANY’s very own Michael Park, who is a Co-Chair of the Career Placement Committee, is a named partner at the firm.
“This firm really is a team,” said Park. “We draw on the experience and expertise of each member and rely on each other a great deal. And since we are also good friends, we are having a blast working together.”
Each year Asian Americans for Equality organizes the only annual Asian American conference in
New York City to convene more than 250 policy makers, advocates, community leaders, philanthropists, and community development practitioners from across New York City and the country to discuss emerging issues facing Asian, Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities.
The conference will feature a day full of panels and speakers.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Location: New York University’s Kimmel Center
For more information about this event and a detailed agenda of the day, please CLICK HERE.
Additionally, AABANY would like to congratulate our very own Anita Wu, who will be honored with a Pioneer Spirit Award at this event. Anita is a Co-Chair of AABANY’s Government Service and Public Interest Committee. She currently works at Manhattan Legal Services. Congratulations, Anita! Thank you for your dedication to AABANY and your service to the public!
Dwight Yoo, AABANY’s Co-Chair of Corporate Law Committee and partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP, has been featured in CUP’s Catalyst Spotlight in their May e-news. He talks about his greatest accomplishment, mentorship, and how he came to work in law. Click on the link to read more.
AABANY congratulates Rio Guerrero, Founding Chair of AABANY’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, on recently being appointed to serve as a Co-Chair of the NAPABA Immigration Committee. Also, as a 1998 Brooklyn Law School alumni, Rio has been invited as a guest speaker for the April 4th APALSA 25th Annual Dinner at Brooklyn Law School.
Karen Lim, AABANY Director and founding co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, was recently named a Partner at Fross Zelnick. Please join us in congratulating her on this great achievement. The full text of the firm’s press release announcing Karen’s elevation can be found by following the link in the title.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT KAREN LIM has become a partner of the firm. Karen’s practice focuses on the selection, clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks in the U.S. and globally; managing worldwide trademark portfolios; and preparing agreements and licenses pertaining to intellectual property.
Nassira Hamdi was supposed to walk out of an immigration court in Federal Plaza this week with an approval for a green card. But that court, like 14 others across the U.S., is closed due to the shutdown.
Tsui Yee, Partner at Guerrero Yee and Co-Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, was recently quoted in this WNYC news article on the impact of the government shutdown on pending immigration cases. Tsui was quoted as follows:
In New York State, over 50,000 cases are currently pending. The Department of Justice, which oversees immigration courts, is currently only continuing hearings for immigrants who are detained. Hamdi’s attorney, Tsui Yee said several of her other clients’ appointments have also been canceled.
“We have been waiting for this day for months, if not years,” she said. “Each of my clients’ cases took, I would say on average, three to four years to make its way through the entire court process. … So it’s just very frustrating.”