AABANY turned out in force for the 24th Annual NAPABA Convention held at the JW Marriott and hosted by APABA-DC, from November 15-18. The theme was “Reaching Monumental Heights." Five AABANY members were recognized as being among this year’s class of NAPABA Best Lawyers Under 40: Steve Choi, Rio Guerrero, Blossom Kan, Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal and Vinoo Varghese. (Read the press release here on this blog.) Membership Secretary Judy Kim was officially sworn in as Northeast Regional Governor. (Read that press release here on this blog.)
Many AABANY members and leaders took part as moderators and speakers on various panels, including: Vincent Chang, Yang Chen, Hon. Denny Chin, Francis Chin, Kathy Hirata Chin, Eve Guillergan, Alexander Lee, Lauren U. Y. Lee, Vinny Lee, Robert Leung, Michael Lewis, Peter Ligh, Linda Lin, Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, Don Liu, Tony Lu, Glenn Magpantay, Hugh Mo, Kin Ng, Chul Pak, Maria Park, Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, Vinoo Varghese, Jessica Wong, Michael Yap. (Apologies if we left anyone out.)
The slideshow above includes shots from the Heart Mountain re-enactment and the Saturday evening gala at which NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 were honored.
Approximately 1800 attendees took part in the NAPABA Convention. The keynote speaker at the Gala on Saturday evening was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a conversation co-moderated by the Hon. Denny Chin, past AABANY president who was a colleague of Justice Sotomayor when they both served in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Congratulations to everyone who participated! Thanks for helping AABANY to reach monumental heights at the NAPABA Convention!