AABANY’S 30th Annual Dinner Celebrated By More Than 700 Attendees

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, AABANY hosted its 30th Anniversary Annual Dinner: United in Action and Vision: Towards 2020 Together at Cipriani Wall Street. The dinner attracted over 700 attorneys, judges, prosecutors, in-house counsel, government officials, and dignitaries and sponsorships from more than 55 law firms and corporations.

This year AABANY was proud to honor:

Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, with the Public Service Leadership Award

Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion for Morgan Stanley, with the Women’s Leadership Award

Deneen Donnley, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of USAA, with the Corporate Leadership Award

Davis Polk & Wardwell with the 2019 Law Firm Diversity Award

In addition, we were also pleased to present scholarships to this year’s class of Don Liu Scholars.

We thank all of the AABANY Annual Dinner Planning Committee members and volunteers for their hard work in making this year’s celebration a huge success.

We extend sincere thanks to all of our sponsors. Their generous sponsorships make it possible for us to pursue our mission to advance the interests of the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community and the communities we serve and support our many activities and signature events throughout the year.

Lastly, we thank everyone that attended the 30th Annual Dinner and celebrated with us.

More photos to come. Stay tuned!

AABANY Wins Third Place at the Battle of the Bars Trivia Night!

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On Tuesday, June
8th, AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee participated in a Battle of the Bars: Trivia Night, along with thirteen other bar associations in the New York metropolitan area. In a spirited night of pub trivia,
we are proud to announce that AABANY came in third place in the
competition. As a prize for this victorious win, a donation was made to a legal charity
of AABANY’s choice – the Don H. Liu Scholars Program. We are extremely proud of our team effort and thank all the members of AABANY team that night.

Congratulations to LeGal for finishing first and the Brooklyn Bar for winning second place! Thanks to AABANY Young Lawyer Committee Co-Chair Tiffany Miao and Frank Francis of Severance Burko Spalter Masone PC for coordinating the trivia night. 

We would also to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible:


Write-up by AABANY Intern Quentin Wong.