NYLJ Distinguished Leaders 2017: Andrew T. Hahn Sr.
Congratulations to Andy Hahn, Partner, Duane Morris, and former AABANY, KALAGNY and NAPABA President, on being named one of the New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leaders of 2017.
Q: What does it mean to be a leader?
A: Being an effective leader means self-sacrifice. It means that the leader places the needs of his or her constituents and/or organization over personal, self-interest. While the leader can delegate duties and responsibilities, he or she must also lead by example. This will entail the expenditure of much time and effort for the greater good. A good leader also must possess wisdom and judgment to do the right thing.
To read more of the Q&A with Andy Hahn, click the link in the title. Please join us in congratulating Andy on this spectacular and well-deserved recognition.
Meet the Affinity Bar Group Presidents
AABANY President Susan Shin was featured in The New York Law Journal:
Susan Shin, 43, is a partner at Arnold & Porter practicing complex business litigation. She is a 2001 graduate of Columbia Law School. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter she clerked for Eastern District Judge Raymond J. Dearie.
Shin’s term began on April 1.
Additional officers are president-elect Dwight Yoo; immediate past president William Wang; vice president of programs and operations Marianne Chow; vice president of finance and development William Ng; treasurer Amy Ngai; and secretary Ligee Gu.
During her term, Shin plans to work with other officers, the board of the association and committee chairs to invigorate and actively engage the association’s roughly 1,100 members to take part in the association’s theme for 2016: “Speak up, Rise up, and Lift up,” which calls on members to work together, help each other advance and succeed, be vocal in affecting positive change at firms, companies and organizations at which we work and devote time to mentor and train young Asian American lawyers.
AABANY member Alice Hsu, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, has been named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2014 Rising Stars. This year, the 42 Rising Stars were selected from over 230 nominees by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. To read more, click here.
Please join AABANY in congratulating Alice on this well-deserved honor.
NYLJ: Panel Clarifies Scope of Automatic Contract Renewals
A state law that requires advance warning before enforcing automatic renewal provisions of many contracts applies to a doctor’s contract with a company for b…
Congratulations to AABANY member Tristan Loanzon on making the front page of the New York Law Journal on May 7. He won a unanimous decision before the First Department, reversing the lower court and clarifying the scope of automatic renewal clauses in contracts. Tristan is quoted in the article, noting the significance of the decision in the healthcare and financial fields where clauses for automatic renewal are common. To read the article, follow the link in the title. (Subscription may be required.)
2014 Rising Stars: Congrats to Vinoo Varghese
The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2014 Rising Stars by a panel of 20 esteemed judges. Our panel reviewed more than 230 no…
We are pleased to share the news that past Board member Vinoo Varghese was recently named one of the New York Law Journal’s 2014 Rising Stars. Congratulations, Vinoo! To see the other Rising Stars for 2014, follow the link in the title.
The New York Law Journal’s May 1st issue, titled “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” featured AABANY members Clara Ohr (Assistant General Counsel-Trading at Hess Corporation) and Randall Eng (Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department).
AABANY President Clara Ohr’s article is entitled, “Helping Every Vote Get Cast,” on the importance of voter participation and how we as lawyers can safeguard the rights of all eligible voters. Randall Eng’s “Courts Play a Vital Role in Assuring Fairness” offers his perspective on the judiciary’s roles in New York. We thank Clara Ohr and Randall Eng for offering their well-informed opinions to shed light on different sides of voters’ rights issues.
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Helping Every Vote Get Cast
Clara J. Ohr, president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, writes: Let us do what we can as lawyers to help strive toward a representative de…
Congrats to AABANY President Clara Ohr who was published this week, May 1, in the Law Day section of the New York Law Journal. To read the article, click on the link in the title.
Vinoo Varghese in NYLJ: Lawyer Claims D.A. Subpoena Could Impact Defense Counsel
Update from Vinoo Varghese on further developments in connection with his being subpoenaed recently as a defense attorney in a pending matter: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) and the Legal Aid Society (LAS), as amicus curiae, are seeking a declaratory judgment that the act of subpoenaing a defense attorney during the pendency of an open case is per se wrong. These groups have opposed the sealing of this matter on First Amendment grounds.
Here is a quote from the article and LAS amicus brief:
“It is hard to imagine a grand jury summons with a more chilling effect on the unique constitutional role of defense counsel and on every attorney who performs it,” wrote Steven Wasserman, a staff attorney at Legal Aid.
Click on the link in the title to read the full article.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is now representing Vinoo Varghese pro bono in supporting his opposition to the Manhattan DA’s attempt to subpoena him to testify against his client’s interests.
The NACDL has a “Lawyers Assistance Strike Force [which] has a clear mission of representing and counseling criminal defense lawyers who are members of NACDL when they are imperiled with the risks of contempt, disqualification or subpoena for privileged information.” http://nacdl.org/lasf/
Here is the link to NYLJ article of 11/12/13 and here is a link to NYLJ article of 11/4/13.