Congratulations to Vincent Chang, one of CUP’s Catalysts for Change in Law

We received word today from James Francis, Board Chair of the Council of Urban Professionals, that Vincent Chang, past AABANY president and current co-chair of the Judiciary Committee, has been named one of CUP’s 15 Catalysts for Change in Law.  This is the first time that CUP is awarding this recognition and we are pleased and proud that Vince has made the list along with 14 other highly distinguished and accomplished members of the New York legal community. Please join us in congratulating Vince.  You can post your congratulations to Vince (and any of the other change catalysts) in the Comment section.

The formal recognition of all the Catalysts for Change in Law will take place at the Third Annual CUP Lawyers Forum on October 25, at which Don Liu will be a keynote speaker.

Below is the text of the announcement:

The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), announces and congratulates our inaugural list of 15 CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2012 | Law – wave-making, tree-shaking executives and entrepreneurs who are transforming the legal sector, driving economic growth, and giving back to their communities through board service, mentorship and philanthropy:

Debo Adegbile
Acting President and Director-Counsel
Legal Defense Fund
Beatrice Hamza Bassey
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Fernando Bohorquez
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Vincent Chang
Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
Eunu Chun
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Anne Cooney

Managing Director, General Counsel
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Dean Garfield
President and CEO
Information Technology Industry Council
Tracy Richelle High
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Hakeem Jeffries
Congressman Elect
New York’s 8th Congressional District
Jaime Mercado
Corporate Partner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
John Page
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Golden State Foods
Luis R. Penalver
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLC
Wanji Walcott
Managing Counsel
American Express
Joseph West
President and CEO
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Adrienne Wheatley
Latham and Watkins LLP

Please join us in recognizing this list of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2012 | Law at our 3rd Annual Lawyers Forum, taking place next Thursday,  October 25th!

You also do not want to miss the dynamic fireside dinner chat between our Keynote Speaker Don H. Liu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at the Xerox Corporation, and our Moderator,  Werten F.W. Bellamy, Jr., President of Stakeholders, Inc.

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CUP 2nd Annual Lawyers Forum 10/27

The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) invites you to its Second Annual Lawyers Forum, taking place on October 27 at the Eventi Hotel (Ventana Ballroom) starting at 6:30 pm (cocktails; dinner follows at 7:30 pm).

Here’s more about the event from Elisa Espiritu, Director of Leadership Development:

The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) works to connect, empower and mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. We are a network of over 800 members across New York that works through a series of programs and forums to offer professional development, access to powerful decision makers and institutions, and civic engagement and service opportunities for diverse leaders. Specifically, we match our members with impactful nonprofit and public sector board placements; we train and empower emerging leaders through our Fellows Program; we work to generate access to capital for minority and women led businesses; and we educate and mobilize our communities through our dynamic Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series.

The 2nd Annual Lawyers Forum will once again convene over 120 senior level professionals of color and women partners from law firms as well as general counsels and associate general counsels from New York based investment firms and corporations for a dynamic evening of networking, high level discussions, and business generation. Major themes of the evening include key strategies and approaches to building a division and leading a team, revenue generation, the importance of cultivating and maintaining a network, and the effect of the recession on diversity and inclusion.

Our keynote speakers for this year are John Page, Corporate Vice President, General Counsel for Golden State Foods and President-elect of the National Bar Association; and Louise M. Parent, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for American Express, who will give remarks during dinner in a moderated ‘fireside chat’ format.

For more information, click on the image below.

2nd Annual CUP Lawyers Forum