Allen & Overy Hosts AABANY’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Members

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, AABANY held its Annual Meeting of Members at Allen & Overy. President Brian Song called the meeting to order and established quorum. Elections were held for the 2020 Board of Officers and Directors, along with a vote on bylaw revisions to clarify and extend term limits.

President Brian Song presented the Year in Review while Executive Director, Yang Chen, presented the report of the Committees. After the reports, awards were presented to honor AABANY leaders and committees for their dedication to AABANY over the past year. While these presentations were occuring, Immediate Past President James R. Cho and President-Elect Sapna Palla tallied the votes.

The following officers were elected and will begin their term on April 1, 2020:

Terrence L. Shen
President-Elect

Tiffany Miao
Vice President, Programs and Operations

David Sohn
Vice President, Programs and Operations

Margaret Ling
Development Director

William Hao
Treasurer

Christopher Bae
Secretary

Beatrice Leong
Membership Director

The following candidates were elected as Directors to serve two-year terms starting on April 1, 2020:

Jasmine Ball
Una A. Dean
Edward Y. Kim
Naf Kwun
Won Shin
Kazuko Wachter

Congratulations to all the Officers and Directors who were elected to the Board.

The bylaw revisions were passed.

The following awards were presented:

Committee of the Year: The Young Lawyers Committee

For their outstanding contributions in promoting AABANY’s mission and their service to our members and the community at large.

Program of the Year: The AABANY Trial Reenactments Project under the auspices of the Professional Development Committee 

For enhancing and contributing to public understanding and awareness of major contributions by Asian Americans to the social, political and legal history of the United States.

Member of the Year: Beatrice Leong

For her contributions to the growth of AABANY’s membership under her leadership as Membership Director.

Congratulations to all the honorees for the recognition of their achievements and hard work during the 2019 fiscal year.

We would like to thank our members for attending and participating in the annual meeting, and we also thank John Hwang and Allen & Overy for hosting the meeting in a beautiful space, treating us to a delectable selection of food and drinks.

Welcome to the FY 2018 AABANY Board of Directors

AABANY’s 2018 Fiscal Year began on April 1. We are pleased to welcome this year’s Board Officers and Directors.

Officers

James Cho, President
Brian Song, President-Elect
Dwight S. Yoo, Immediate Past President
Jeff Ikejiri, Vice President of Programs and Operations
Charles Chen, Vice President of Programs and Operations
Edward Kim, Treasurer
Margaret Ling, Development Director
Francis Chin, Technology Director
David Sohn, Membership Director
Dai Wai Chin Feman, Secretary

Directors

Jung Choi
Marianne Chow
Diane Gujarati
Suzanne Kim**
Chris Kwok**
Naf Kwun
Bobby Liu*
Sonia Low*
Sapna Palla
Terrence Shen*
Manisha M. Sheth*
Irene Tan*
Larry Wee*
Andy Yoo**

Executive Director

Yang Chen

Officers serve one-year terms and Directors serve staggered two-year terms, except as noted below. Single asterisk next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is in their second year. Double asterisks next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is serving only a one-year term.

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating the new and returning Board Officers and Directors as they embark on another year of leading AABANY as an active and vibrant bar association promoting the interests of APA lawyers and the community they serve. 

This year’s theme, announced at the 2018 Annual Dinner, is “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession.” We hope all our members and anyone interested in promoting our mission will help our new Board in fulfilling that theme.

Welcome the New AABANY Officers & Board of Directors!

President

Clara J. Ohr
Hess Corporation

President-Elect

William Wang
Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP

Immediate Past President

Mike F. Huang
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Vice President, Programs and Operations

Gurinder Singh
Miller Canfield P.L.C.

Vice President, Finance and Development

Bobby Liu
M.D. Sass Investors Services, Inc.

Treasurer

Jane Chuang
Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP

Membership Secretary

Irene W. Tan
AIG Property Casualty

Recording Secretary

Naf Kwun
Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP

Board of Directors

Francis H. Chin
Brooklyn Law School

James P. Chou
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Steve Chung*
NBC Universal

Jean Lee
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Robert W. Leung
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Karen Lim
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

James Lin
New York County District Attorney’s Office

Linda S. Lin
Liberty International Underwriters

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Susan Shin*
Arnold & Porter LLP

Pauline Yeung-Ha*
Grimaldi & Yeung LLP

Yang Chen (Ex Officio)
Executive Director, AABANY

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The Officers will be serving for one year while Directors serve for two years. Most of our Directors are in their second year while those with an asterisk next to their names are beginning their two-year term this year. AABANY’s year runs from April 1 to March 31.

Please join us in welcoming our Officers and Directors for 2014-15. 

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On January 24, 2013, AABANY held its Annual Meeting. It was hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in their New York office, and the firm generously provided space, food and drinks for all our attendees.  At the meeting, many AABANY members and friends got to meet and mingle before the business portion of the Annual Meeting began. President Jean Lee led the meeting and invited members to cast their votes for officers and directors if they had not already done so. While the votes were being counted, she gave an overview of AABANY’s active and productive year in 2012. Executive Director Yang Chen reported on the activities of AABANY’s numerous committees, after which he announced the Outstanding Committee of the Year award. This year’s top committee was the Women’s Committee for the excellent variety of substantive programs and networking events that greatly enhanced AABANY and its mission. President-elect Mike Huang gave closing remarks and would have announced the results of the election had they been ready at that time, but they were not, so the audience was invited to continue enjoying food, drink and each other’s company. At about 8:45 pm, the results were ready, and Mike proudly announced that the following Officers had been elected:

  • Clara Ohr, President-elect
  • James Yu, Vice President of Programs and Operations
  • William Wang, Vice President of Finance and Development
  • Jane Chuang, Treasurer
  • Karen Kim, Recording Secretary
  • Judy Kim, Membership Secretary

The following Directors were elected:

  • James Lin
  • James Chou
  • Francis Chin
  • Linda Lin
  • Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

AABANY’s Year-End Report for 2012 was distributed at the meeting along with the current issue of AABANY’s newsletter, The AABANY Advocate. To review a copy of the Year-End Report online go to http://bit.ly/ann_rpt13.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Annual Meeting, and thanks to everyone who submitted proxies to help us obtain quorum. We hope to see you at our upcoming events in 2013, in particular our 24th Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street coming up on February 27.

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Congratulations to the New Officers and Directors of the MBBA

We received the following from Deborah Martin, Executive Communications Consultant for the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.  Congratulations to Nadine Fontaine, Taa Grays and all the incoming Officers and Directors!

On behalf of President R. Nadine Fontaine, the Officers and the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, we are pleased to announce the new slate of Officers for the 2012-2013 term.  The officers are as follows:
 
Officers for 2012-2013 
President: R. Nadine Fontaine
President-Elect: Taa Grays
VP of Membership: Judith J. Jenkins
VP of Finance: Wanyne Melbourne
VP of Programs (New York): Jason M. Clark
VP of Programs (Brooklyn): Melnia Cordis
Treasurer: Richard D. Boyd
Recording Secretary: Kersuze Morancy
Corresponding Secretary: Brian Aquart
 
We ask that you please update your records accordingly. For the complete roster of board of directors, we invite you to visit our website at www.mbbanyc.org

If you should have any questions, comments or just wish to drop the MBBA a note, please email us at info@mbbanyc.org. Thank you for your continued support of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.