Congratulations to AABANY Member Lisa S. Lim, Partner at Akerman LLP

Congratulations to AABANY Member Lisa S. Lim, Partner at Akerman LLP

CUP Fellow Spotlight – Brian Song, AABANY Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair

CUP Fellow Spotlight – Brian Song, AABANY Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair

Press Release: Past President Jean Lee Named 2014 CUP Catalyst Change Agent in Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 3, 2014   

Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(718) 228-7206

(“AABANY”) is proud to announce that Jean Lee, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and AABANY President 2012-2013, has been selected as a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Catalyst: Change Agent 2014 | Law. Ms. Lee and her fellow CUP Catalyst Change Agents in Law will be honored at CUP’s Fifth Annual Lawyers Forum taking place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Eventi Hotel in New York, NY.

CUP Catalysts in the legal sector have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community. CUP is a 21st century leadership development organization with over 1,500 individual members, a national network of 20,000, and 70 corporate partners in law, financial services, media & entertainment, digital & technology, and non-profit and public sectors. CUP recognizes its Catalyst Change Agents to provide more role models for young urban professionals at the top levels of various industries to help mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders.

“We are thrilled that CUP has decided to honor one of AABANY’s own, Jean Lee, as a Change Agent 2014 in Law,” remarked AABANY President Clara Ohr. “In addition to serving as a past AABANY President, Jean has tirelessly dedicated her efforts to promoting diversity in the legal profession through her leadership in other bar associations like the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), spearheading new programs for minorities in her workplace, and individual mentoring of numerous junior lawyers and students of color.”

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (718) 228-7206, 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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On June 26, 2014, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of Jersey, Inc. (APALA-NJ) celebrated its 17th Annual Gala at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, NJ with the theme “Celebrating 30 Years: Building on Excellence." 

Congratulations to APALA-NJ’s Honorees: Aney K. Chandy (VP, Labor & Employment Counsel, Toys ‘R Us, Inc., Eric G. Fikry (Partner, Blank Rome, LLP), and Grace H. Park (Acting Union County Prosecutor, State of New Jersey). AABANY also extends congratulations to the 2014 recipients of the APALA-NJ/APALA-NJ Foundation scholarships.

AABANY looks forward to working with the 2014-2015 Executive Board and congratulate them on a successful gala:

President – Jhanice V. Domingo, Counsel, Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, PC
President-Elect – Theodore K. Cheng, Partner, Fox Horan Camerini, LLP
Vice President – Rachit J. Choksi, Associate, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC
Treasurer – Vik Jaitly, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Secretary – Christine H. Kim, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

Congratulations to Alice Hsu!

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AABANY member Alice Hsu, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, has been named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2014 Rising Stars. This year, the 42 Rising Stars were selected from over 230 nominees by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. To read more, click here.

Please join AABANY in congratulating Alice on this well-deserved honor.

Congratulations to Vincent Chang!

AABANY member and Past President (2007) Vincent Chang, Partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche LLC, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. The presentation of the award will take place at the Gala Award Dinner on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City. 

We commend the Asian American Business Development Center on their selection. Please join AABANY in congratulating Vincent on this well-deserved honor. 

2014 Rising Stars: Congrats to Vinoo Varghese

2014 Rising Stars: Congrats to Vinoo Varghese

Congratulations to Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan

Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, a member of AABANY’s first Board elected in 1991, has been appointed to the Appellate Term of the First Department. This court hears appeals from New York’s Civil and Criminal Courts.

Justice Ling-Cohan is the first APA woman to serve on an appellate panel in New York state. In 2002, she became the first APA woman elected to New York State Supreme Court. In 2005, she authored the groundbreaking decision in Hernandez v Robles, becoming the first New York state trial judge to rule in favor of same sex marriage.

Please join AABANY in congratulating Justice Doris Ling-Cohan on this major milestone in her judicial career.