AABANY Women’s Committee Paint & Wine Social

On Thursday, October 24, the Women’s Committee hosted a paint & wine social at the Painting Lounge in Manhattan. Members mingled over wine and cheese and then created beautiful interpretations  of the Eiffel Tower. 

Thank you to everyone who attended! To learn more about the Women’s Committee and get involved, click here.

Axe Throwing with the Women’s Committee

Last week, on March 29, the Women’s Committee spent their Friday night throwing axes at Indoor Extreme Sports in Long Island City. Members strived to hit bullseyes by putting their strength and coordination skills to the test.

Thank you to everyone who attended! To learn more about the Women’s Committee and get involved, click here.

AABANY Women’s Committee Brown Bag Lunch with Joyce Lai from ConsenSys

On February 7, 2019, the Women’s Committee held another successful brown bag lunch, this time featuring Joyce Lai from ConsenSys.  Members learned about blockchain technology and alternative organizational structures, and were also able to share their own experiences working at law firms, transitioning into the tech industry, and balancing family and work.  The Women’s Committee thanks Joyce for taking the time to share her experience with us and BakerHostetler for hosting! 

The Women’s Committee Brown Bag Lunches feature prominent Asian American women in the law.  Through these lunches we aim to create an intimate space that allows for open dialogue on real issues that Asian American women face in the legal community.  Please feel free to reach out to the committee chairs with any ideas for potential hosts. To learn more about the Women’s Committee go to https://www.aabany.org/page/122

Congratulations to Jennifer Wu, AABANY Women’s Committee Co-Chair, on Rising Stars Award

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The New York Law Journal recognized Jennifer H. Wu on October 10, 2018 with a Rising Stars Award, given to 29 of the region’s most promising lawyers under 40.  Awardees are acknowledged for their influence in their practice areas in New York and beyond, developing unique practice niches, employing creative uses of technology, amassing robust books of business, demonstrating strong leadership qualities, showing expertise in litigation or transactional work, contributing to the improvement of their institutions, and committing themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.

Jennifer is a partner in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s Litigation Department and focuses her practice on patent litigation matters. Jennifer frequently goes to jury and bench trials in federal district courts and trials before the International Trade Commission. She also represents clients in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has litigated patents in a wide variety of technical areas, with a particular emphasis on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Jennifer’s work on biologics includes litigating issues of first impression as to the BPCIA, and her patent litigation experience also extends to GPS devices, DNA sequencing technology, and medical devices.

Jennifer directs Paul, Weiss’s first pro bono project expressly for Asian Americans, helping parents of special-needs children obtain services from the New York City Department of Education. Jennifer has also worked with the Innocence Project for over a decade, including on eyewitness misidentification, death penalty, and Shaken Baby Syndrome issues. She is a Board member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association; co-chair of the Women’s Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York; a Board member of Friends of UNFPA, which supports the work of the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency; and an Advisory Board member of the NYU Law Alumni of Color Association.

For more information on this award, please click here (subscription required).

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Wu on this well-deserved honor and recognition.

AABANY Group Outing Interest Survey: New York Philharmonic Concerts

AABANY Group Outing Interest Survey: New York Philharmonic Concerts