Thanks to the impeccable video skills of President Susan Shin’s husband Rob (a/k/a AABANY’s First Man) we have the opening speech given by Susan as the Outgoing President at the 2017 Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Susan reinforced the relevance and power of the theme for her year. We need to continue to “Speak Up, Rise Up, Lift Up.” Thanks for your leadership during the past year, Susan!
KALAGNY – 2016 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference
Calling All Those Similarly Situated: Hot Topics and Recurring Issues in Class Action Litigation
Class actions today come in all shapes and sizes, on behalf of all kinds of individuals, and seek broad relief for all types of infractions. For many publicly traded companies, highly regulated industries, manufacturers, retailers, service providers, and employers of a sizable workforce, the threat of a class action lawsuit can be palpable and constant. Our panelists will discuss some recent trends and noteworthy decisions in class action practice, as well as recurring themes and issues for practitioners prosecuting, defending, or counseling companies vulnerable to these bet-the-company lawsuits.
The panel will also seek to demystify class action practice by addressing some of the following questions: Why are class actions attractive for plaintiff’s attorneys and what are the risks and pitfalls of bringing them? Why are they so scary to defendants? What are some ways to potentially circumvent class actions? What is the anatomy of a typical class action? What are some practical tips and considerations for discovery, class certification, and settlement? How can these strategies vary depending on the nature of the suit (e.g., securities, labor, mass torts, antitrust, consumer protection)?
- Sung W. Kim, Esq., Special Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
- Arun Subramanian, Esq., Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
- Susan L. Shin, Esq., Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Phil Cha, Esq., Partner, Archer & Greiner, P.C.
- August T. Horvath, Esq., Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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.
Ensuring Rights of Non- and Limited-English Speakers
Check out President Susan Shin’s New York Law Journal article, “Ensuring Rights of Non- and Limited-English Speakers,” published in the Law Day issue. In this Special Report, bench and bar leaders share their thoughts on the Miranda rights. Susan shares her thoughts about the challenges in protecting these rights for non- and limited-English speakers in particular:
Even I, a native English speaker, found the terms difficult to understand before becoming a lawyer. How much more difficult is it for a non-native English speaker who does not understand legal concepts and implications of, for example, the “right to remain silent,” “waiver,” and “consent”? Still, many respond in the affirmative when asked if they understand and consent to questioning and waive their rights, even if they failed to comprehend the words being communicated to them.
Read more at the link above to access Susan’s article. Click here for a PDF of the article. To view all the Law Day articles, including articles from Acting Presiding Justice Peter Tom and Presiding Justice Randall T. Eng, click here.
OPINION: Missed Opportunity In Supreme Court Nomination – Law360
Here is an interesting opinion piece from Law360, published on March 16, in which Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer of Newegg (and a speaker at AABANY’s 2015 Fall Conference in two separate programs) laments President Obama’s major missed opportunity in not seizing the historic chance to nominate an Asian Pacific American for the SCOTUS vacancy. What may be even more noteworthy is Lee’s recommendation that President Obama should have considered two other APAs for nomination who just happen to have been the honorees at AABANY’s 2016 Annual Dinner, which took place on February 24. Lee, we could not agree with you more. Both Ivan Fong and Michelle Lee would make great United States Supreme Court justices. And kudos to incoming President Susan Shin, who had the foresight to honor Ivan and Michelle at this year’s Annual Dinner, for having such a keen eye for spotting major judicial talent. (By the way, the actual nominee, Merrick Garland, was formerly a Partner at Susan’s firm, Arnold & Porter.)
To read the full article, click on the link in the title. (Subscription required.)
Today’s General Counsel – December-January 2015
Board Director Susan Shin’s book review, “Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Thomas West, Third Edition” was recently published in Today’s General Counsel’s December-January edition, which can be found at the link above.
Susan’s article was also published in our Fall Edition of The AABANY Advocate, which can be found here. Susan, a Partner at Arnold & Porter, has been a great source of mentorship and insight during her time as a Board Director, and we congratulate her on yet another accomplishment.