Preet Bharara starts from “first principles: Are we doing the right thing, and are we doing it for the right reasons?” – Joon Kim, Acting US Attorney, SDNY.
At the 2015 AABANY Annual Dinner, Charting New Frontiers, we presented the Public Service Leadership Award to Preet Bharara, for his extensive and well-known dedication and commitment to public service as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and in the many years before then. In accepting the award, Preet gave a moving and inspiring speech filled with good humor and the spirit of pride and professionalism in public interest and public service that has characterized his distinguished and storied career. Our usually raucous crowd listened in rapt silence for the entire length of his remarks and rose up in an enthusiastic standing ovation at their conclusion.
Preet, thank you for your leadership and your service, for Charting New Frontiers, for daring to Speak Up, Rise Up and Lift Up, and for serving as an exemplary role model as we seek to Take Charge, Lead Change in the coming weeks and months.
May 21 – In celebration of APA Heritage Month, AABANY collaborated with the New York City Bar Association to present a re-enactment of “22 Lewd Chinese Women.”
Thank you to our sponsors who made this event possible: AIG; Baker Hostetler; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Planet Depos, LLC; and Proskauer Rose LLP.
Thank you also to our Community Partners for spreading the word: Above the Law, AALDEF, Asian American Federation, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Chinese Progressive Association, and Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council.
AABANY wishes everyone a happy holidays and a bright New Year filled with joy, success, prosperity, friendship, peace and love. We had a very active year in 2012, and we could not have done it without your participation, involvement and support. Thanks to all of our members and friends for being part of AABANY. We look forward to seeing you in 2013. Let’s make it another Great Year!