AABANY’s new fiscal year began on April 1, 2021. Terrence Shen is now the President of AABANY and Sapna Palla is the Immediate Past President. We are pleased to welcome this year’s Officers and Directors.
President Terrence Shen
President-Elect William Ng
Immediate Past President Sapna Palla
Vice Presidents of Programs and Operations Joseph Eng Cynthia Lam
Development Director Margaret T. Ling
Director of Technology Francis Chin
Treasurer William Hao
Secretary Christopher S. Bae
Membership Director Beatrice Leong
Executive Director Yang Chen
Board of Directors Jasmine Ball Una A. Dean Jeff Ikejiri Suzanne Kim Edward Y. Kim Chris Kwok Naf Kwun Won S. Shin David Sohn Kazuko Wachter P. Bartlett Wu Karen Yau Andy Yoo
To view the bios of the AABANY Directors and Officers, click here.
AABANY’s Academic Committee hosted a reception on February 17 to welcome Professor Carol Izumi, Clinical Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law, and Professor of Clinical Law, Emerita, George Washington University Law School, and President Frank H. Wu, President of Queens College, The City University of New York (CUNY) to New York City. Attendees included law professors calling in from the midwest, northeast, New York, southwest, and west coast. Professor Izumi joined in from San Francisco.
President Wu kicked off the reception by asking two icebreaker questions: 1) Where are you from (literally, figuratively, or however the attendee wanted to interpret the question)? and 2) What new skill or activity did you take up during the pandemic? Special guests, Frank Wu and Carol Izumi, indicated they came from the midwest originally, but have both traveled around the country due to their academic careers. President Wu’s new activity he started was cooking with a donabe, a Japanese clay pot, and Professor Izumi started a virtual mediation clinic during quarantine. Attendees continued taking turns sharing their responses to the icebreakers.
Elaine Chiu, Academic Committee Co-Chair and Professor of Law at St. John’s University, concluded the reception by remarking that “Carol and Frank together have accomplished so much and are also very accomplished as individual giants. They were shining lights inspiring many to join as clinicians and as doctrinal professors and eventually to become deans too.”
Thank you to the Academic Committee co-chairs Elaine Chiu, James Cho, Suzanne Kim, and Donna Lee who were all in attendance, for organizing this reception. AABANY is pleased to welcome President Frank H. Wu and Professor Carol Izumi to New York.
AABANY’s 2018 Fiscal Year began on April 1. We are pleased to welcome this year’s Board Officers and Directors.
James Cho, President Brian Song, President-Elect Dwight S. Yoo, Immediate Past President Jeff Ikejiri, Vice President of Programs and Operations Charles Chen, Vice President of Programs and Operations Edward Kim, Treasurer Margaret Ling, Development Director Francis Chin, Technology Director David Sohn, Membership Director Dai Wai Chin Feman, Secretary
Jung Choi Marianne Chow Diane Gujarati Suzanne Kim** Chris Kwok** Naf Kwun Bobby Liu* Sonia Low* Sapna Palla Terrence Shen* Manisha M. Sheth* Irene Tan* Larry Wee* Andy Yoo**
Officers serve one-year terms and Directors serve staggered two-year terms, except as noted below. Single asterisk next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is in their second year. Double asterisks next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is serving only a one-year term.
Please join us in welcoming and congratulating the new and returning Board Officers and Directors as they embark on another year of leading AABANY as an active and vibrant bar association promoting the interests of APA lawyers and the community they serve.
This year’s theme, announced at the 2018 Annual Dinner, is “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession.” We hope all our members and anyone interested in promoting our mission will help our new Board in fulfilling that theme.