We are excited to present to you the AABANY Whole Lawyer Project, which highlights Asian American attorneys and leaders throughout the nation and the human stories behind their success. For our inaugural episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Song, a litigation partner at BakerHostetler in New York City, the former president of AABANY, and a Lieutenant Colonel for the Judge Advocate General’s Corp of the U.S. Army Reserve. Together, we explore Brian’s childhood growing up as the child of Korean immigrants in environments where he was often the only Asian kid, and how feeling “other” impacted his own views on his Asian American identity. Brian also provides insight into his storied careers in the army and in BigLaw — including the advice he has for young lawyers and tips on how we Asian American attorneys can better speak up for ourselves.
Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud and violent crime, takes his NPR radio show Stay Tuned with Preet on the road this fall. Past episodes have covered topics such as the Kavanaugh hearings, leaks from the West Wing, and the silence of Congressional Republicans. Join Preet in NY on 10/25 with New Yorker staff writer and CNN analyst, Jeff Toobin. Next stop is a conversation with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd in Washington, DC on 11/15. Preet’s last show of the fall will be in Los Angeles with Oscar nominated writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani on 11/29. Come to one–or all! To get more details and purchase tickets, please visit Cafe’s website here. Listen to his previous podcasts here.
What ever became of the 22 Chinese women that landed on the shores of San Francisco in 1874 only to be detained for their lewdness?
You might remember that on October 18, the Honorable Denny Chin and his wife Kathy Hirata Chin led yet another performance of the popular trial re-enactment “22 Lewd Chinese Women: A Trial Reenactment,” this time a shortened version at the New York Historical Society. Thanks to the resourcefulness of the New York Historical Society, we can bring you the gift of this podcast, which features not only many members of our AABANY cast, but also a question-and-answer session with Hon. Denny Chin, Kathy Hirata Chin, Vince Chang, and David Weinberg. For anyone who has not yet had their daily dose of human rights, sex trafficking, and federalism, we invite you to listen.
Click on the link above to access the recording through the New York Historical Society’s website. The podcast can also be found on iTunes U.