Head of National Bar Exam Group Defends UBE
Addressing a concern among some New York lawyers that adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam might negatively affect minorities, the president of the National Conf…
Congratulations to Past AABANY President Vincent Chang, quoted in New York Law Journal’s article “Head of National Bar Exam Group Defends UBE” published on March 6, 2015. Click on the link in the title to read the article (subscription required).
An excerpt from the article:
NYCLA released a report on Tuesday recommending a one-year delay for implementing the test (NYLJ, Mar. 4), but Vincent Chang, a member of the NYCLA board, testified Wednesday that the organization feels that a 2016 implementation may be on the “early side” and that delaying it until 2017 would give law schools more time to adjust curricula and law school students to “adjust their expectations.”
“We do believe there should be some period for transition,” Chang said.
NY Swap Contract Ruling Means Defenses Hinge On ‘S-Word’ – Law360
Investment pacts must explicitly bar actions tied to the products they govern to be invoked as a defense against common-law or statutory claims, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday, a decision experts say will send lawyers scrambling to make sure their financial industry clients’ no-suit clauses feature the crucial word ‘securities.’
Past President Vince Chang, partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP, is prominently quoted in Law360’s “NY Swap Contract Ruling Means Defenses Hinge on ’S-Word,’” by Pete Brush. Among other insights, Vince shared his opinon: "The absence of one word — literally one word — makes a big difference in how these things are litigated,“ said Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP complex litigation partner Vincent Chang. "If you already are in litigation, you’d better check to see if [securities] is in there.” Click on the link to read more.
AABANY member and Past President (2007) Vincent Chang, Partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche LLC, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. The presentation of the award will take place at the Gala Award Dinner on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City.
We commend the Asian American Business Development Center on their selection. Please join AABANY in congratulating Vincent on this well-deserved honor.
Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure | New York Commercial Litigation Insider
Vincent Chang, AABANY member, past president and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, was quoted in a New York Commercial Litigation Insider article entitled “Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure.” Congratulations, Vince!
Vincent Chang, a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsche and chair of the Federal Courts Committee at New York County Lawyers’ Association, agrees that cost is a huge issue for parties.
“There’s a concern in both state and federal courts that litigation is too costly and that a lot of cases that don’t have a huge amount at stake can’t be litigated fully and completely because of the cost and burden of litigation and e-discovery,” he said.
Moreover, Chang, who is not a member of the advisory council but has read the proposed rule, said the amendment offers “a creative solution” to parties who are drafting contracts and don’t want to upset the cooperative spirit.
“Because they avoid the topic [of dispute litigation procedures], often the clauses that appear in contracts are not well-drafted. Sometimes they’re ambiguous, sometimes they don’t cover as many situations as they should,” Chang said. “This regime would impose a very specific dispute resolution procedure and would avoid a lot of controversy about what the clause means.”
Vince Chang Quoted in NYLJ on NYCLA Report about Judicial Budget Cuts
AABANY Judiciary Committee Co-Chair and Past President Vince Chang was quoted in a front page article in the New York Law Journal, September 11, entitled: “NYCLA Sounds Alarm on Dire State of U.S. Judiciary Budget.” Vince was quoted as the lead author of the report warning about the harsh consequences of the judicial budget cuts to the Federal courts.
“For me the biggest difference between now and two or three years ago, is that there seems to have been a corrosive effect on the morale of the judges and the courthouse staff,” Vincent Chang, a partner at Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch, lead author of the report, said in an interview. “At first we thought this might blow over, but now that optimism no longer exists. There really is the sense that we are on the brink of a constitutional crisis if this is not reversed—and it might not be reversed.”
To read the full text of the report follow the link in the title.