The 2013 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference hosted by Weil Gotshal featured a packed afternoon with several CLEs to keep attendees busy. Session 3 commenced at 2:30 pm and CLE topics included: “How do GCs Manage Crisis and Government Investigations,” “E-discovery and the New Ethical Rules for Non-Litigators,” “The Right to Vote: Asian Americans and the Struggle Over who Can Vote and How,” and much more, including the afternoon portion of the all-day Trial Advocacy Program (TAP).

“How do GCs Manage Crisis and Government Investigations” was one of our most popular CLE programs. The panel was moderated by Don Liu, Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Xerox. Panelists included Stuart Alderoty, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at HSBC, Bruce Bettigole, Partner at Sutherland, Katy Choo, Chief Investigative & Anti-Corruption Counsel at General Electric, and Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Session 4 started at 4PM with well-attended CLEs: “The Partner Track: Fiction v. Reality,” “Common Sense Immigration Reform,” and “General Counsel Roundtable.”

Outside of the CLE programs, Robert Leung, Michael Park, and Gurinder Singh, of the newly formed AABANY Career Placement Committee, held one-on-one meetings throughout the day, in the morning and afternoon, with many individuals interested in the participating in the committee and the AABANY Career Exchange.

Many thanks to all of our speakers and moderators for contributing their time in preparing for and serving on their panels. AABANY would like to thank all staff, volunteers and attendees for participating in the conference.

Upcoming Ethics CLEs

Get those elusive Ethics CLE credits at our upcoming programs – and it’s free for AABANY members (fee charged to non-members).

The IP Committee presents: Intellectual Property Ethics for In-House Counsel (1.5 Ethics), May 17. RSVP here.

Government & Public Sector Committee presents: Everyday Ethics for the Government and Public Sector Attorney (2.0 Ethics), May 23. RSVP here.

Solo & Small Firm, Real Estate and Immigration committees co-sponsor two programs,  each about ethical lawyer marketing and sustaining your practice (each 1 Ethics + 1 Law Practice Management) May 23rd (RSVP here)  and June 6th (RSVP here).

You can fulfill your ethics CLE requirements this year with these great AABANY programs!

Advanced registration for our CLE programs is required at our website www.aabany.org .

This is a reminder that the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs opportunity for free leadership training will start this Saturday the 14th, 11:00 am at the Harlem Y. We are STILL accepting applications, so please forward this application link to anyone who is interested in this wonderful opportunity!


The workshops will cover: community organizing, government structure, fundraising, and networking. Micro-grant funds will be available to participants for community improvement projects. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 14, 11 am – 2:00 pm: Harlem YMCA Outreach Center, 180 W 135th St

Saturday, April 21, 11am – 2pm: Harlem YMCA Outreach Center, 180 W 135th St

Wednesday, May 2, 6-10pm: Harlem State Office Building, 163 West 125th St., and Jackie Robinson Center, 181 West 135th Street

Wednesday, May 9, 6-9pm: Jackie Robinson Center, 181 West 135th Street

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to apply!!!!



Sarah Flatto | One NYC One Nation Coordinator | NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
p: (212)341-9075 | c: (646)409-3116 | nyc.gov/immigrants