On June 13, the Asian American Law Fund of New York and the Asian American Bar Association of New York held their 2013 Summer Reception at Edwards Wildman’s New York office.

At this annual event, AALFNY presents the recipients of the Community Service Scholarship Awards. This year’s recipients were: Lucy Zhang, Duke ‘15, interning with New York Legal Assistance Group’s Total Life Choices department; Mieon Han (Fordham ’14), interning with MinKwon Center for Community Action. Also present was Nabila Taj, this year’s recipient of the AALFNY SABANY Public Interest Fellowship, interning at Queens Legal Services.

Also in attendance were many interns from this year’s class of the Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program, co-sponsored by AALFNY, AABANY, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Black Bar Association of Bronx County, Puerto Rican Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

The special honoree was Glenn Lau-Kee, past President of AABANY and the President-elect of NYSBA, the first Asian American to hold that position. In June 2014, Glenn will take his place as the first Asian American President of NYSBA.

We thank all the contributors for making it possible for AALFNY and AABANY to support the scholarship fund and the JMB JIP. Thanks to all the attendees who came and helped make this year’s summer reception enjoyable and successful.

Huhnsik Chung Appointed Partner-in-Charge of Edwards Wildman’s New York Office

Huhnsik Chung

Congratulations to Huhnsik Chung on being named the Partner-in-Charge of Edwards Wildman’s New York office!  Here’s the full text of the release from Edward Wildman:

Edwards Wildman is pleased to announce that Huhnsik Chung, a partner in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Department, has been named partner-in-charge of the firm’s New York office. In that capacity, Chung will continue the growth of the office, promote the firm’s brand in the New York market, and foster a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Huhnsik is a seasoned litigator who, for more than two decades, has successfully resolved complex, high-value disputes on behalf of the insurance industry in domestic and international arbitrations and judicial proceedings. In addition to cultivating an outstanding reputation in his field, Chung has maintained his close ties to South Korea since moving to New York as a child. Working with diverse teams of lawyers, Chung continues to assist Korean clients globally on all types of matters. He will maintain his practice as he assumes his leadership of the New York office.

Under the leadership of Chung’s predecessor, Patti Kantor, the New York City office of Edwards Wildman has seen impressive growth in a number of practice-area disciplines. After four years of leading the New York office, Kantor recently was elected to the firm’s Executive Board and, as a result, will transition the office leadership position to Chung.

“I am confident that Huhnsik will continue Patti’s strong leadership of our New York City office,” said Robert L. Shuftan, the managing partner of Edwards Wildman. “The respect which Huhnsik commands in New York and throughout the firm will allow him to continue to develop  the kind of workplace and practices in New York City which are important to fully service our clients’ needs.”