In the News: Litigation Committee Co-Chair Luna Barrington Named Top Lawyer under 40 by Law360 Rising Stars

Out of over 1,400 submissions, AABANY Litigation Committee Co-Chair Luna Barrington has been recognized by Law360 as one of this year’s Rising Stars under 40, as she has secured defense trial verdicts in major class action suits against companies like C&S Wholesale Grocers and Johnson & Johnson. On June 4, Law360 published an article highlighting her recent accomplishments as a trial attorney, underscoring the massive damages she saved her clients by skillfully preparing for and conducting the trial with her trial team. Now a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, she recalls successfully advocating for a group of Mexican-American students in Tucson, AZ, pro bono, as among the proudest moments of her career: in federal court, Barrington fought a state statute banning a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson’s schools, denouncing it as a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. She is also a first-generation lawyer and the first in her family to earn a graduate degree. Please join AABANY in congratulating Luna on being selected by Law360 as one of this year’s Rising Stars under 40, a well-deserved recognition of her achievements and trial skills.

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Congratulations to AABANY Members Listed as Rising Stars in the New York Metro Edition of 2020 Super Lawyers

AABANY congratulates the AABANY members who have been named Rising Stars in the New York Metro 2020 edition. Rising Stars are selected through a rigorous selection process that includes being nominated by their peers, evaluated by third-party research in 12 key categories, and reviewed by a Blue Ribbon Panel of attorneys. Two point five percent of attorneys are named Rising Stars.

Please join us in congratulating the following AABANY members on their achievements:

  • Moses M. Ahn, Liakas Law, P.C.
  • Keala Fumiko Chan, Chan Hubbard PLLC
  • Shruti Chopra, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Mentorship Program
  • Mulan Cui, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Han Deng, Reed Smith LLP
  • Anthony K.C. Fong, Law Office of Anthony K.C. Fong, Esq.
  • Flora Go, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Ligee Gu, Halperin Battaglia Benzija, LLP
  • Lawrence S. Han, Rivkin Radler LLP 
  • Claire Huynh, Condon & Forsyth LLP
  • Kail Jethmalani, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP 
  • Albert K. Kim, William Schwitzer & Associates
  • Kathleen Y. Kim, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Joyce E. Kung, Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C.
  • Olivia Sul Ki Lee, Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP
  • Darley Maw, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Co-Chair of AABANY’s Young Lawyers Committee
  • Alysha M. Naik, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Claudia Pak, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Sun Ah (Michelle) Park, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Nicholas Tam, Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt LLP
  • Shengyang Wu, Caesar and Napoli, P.C.
  • Stacy Wu, Law Office of Stacy L. Wu
  • Melissa Yang, Rakower Law PLLC
  • Ji-Young (Rachel) Yoo, Law Offices of Rachel J. Yoo, LLC
  • Honghui S. Yu, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

To view the 2020 digital edition of Super Lawyers, click here.

Super Lawyers – New York Metro 2018 Supplement

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AABANY Press Release: Blossom Kan, Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal – MCCA Rising Stars


April 4, 2013 
Contact: Yang Chen, Executive Director
(718) 228-7206 


NEW YORK – April 4, 2013 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) applauds the selection of Blossom Kan and Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal for being named one of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Rising Stars for 2013.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (“MCCA”) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them.  In the March/April 2013 issue of “Diversity & the Bar Magazine,” MCCA recognized Ms. Kan and Ms. Sankoorikal as “Rising Stars” based on their extraordinary legal accomplishments, demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and their emergence as major players in the legal world.

“We are thrilled that both Blossom and Teena-Ann were named one of MCCA’s ‘Rising Stars’ for 2013.  Their selection to this exclusive group is a testament to their outstanding legal work, commitment to diversity and leadership abilities, and we congratulate them for this well-deserved honor,” said Mike Huang, AABANY President. 

Blossom Kan is an Assistant General Counsel at MetLife Inc in New York, NY.  Ms. Kan handles complex litigation matters and represents MetLife on regulatory matters with both federal and state regulatory authorities.  Ms. Kan currently serves as the co-chair of AABANY’s In-House Counsel Committee.  Prior to joining MetLife, Ms. Kan was a litigation counsel at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.  Previous to that, she was a litigation associate at the law firm of Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe.  Her practice focused on complex financial litigation.  Ms. Kan received a Bachelors of Arts in English and History from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Environmental Law Journal.  Ms. Kan has also co-authored two women’s fiction novels published by St. Martin’s Press, China Dolls (2007) and Young, Restless and Broke (2010).

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal is currently a litigation partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  Ms. Sankoorikal has a broad litigation practice, with particular experience in copyright, patent and trade secret matters, as well as experience with antitrust law, securities, Alien Tort Statute and internal investigations.  In 2013, Ms. Sankoorikal was elected to the Board of Directors of AABANY.  Ms. Sankoorikal received a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry cum laude from Yale University in 1996 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where she was the Research Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.