NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference:
Diversity in the Face of Adversity


September 8-10, 2017


APABA-PA Annual Banquet

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sheraton Philadelphia University City


To purchase tickets click here.


This year, in conjunction with its 33rd Annual Banquet (the “Banquet”), the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”) will be hosting the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”) Northeast Regional Conference (the “Conference”) during the weekend of September 8-10.

NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 APA legal professionals and 75 local APA bar associations and promotes justice, equality, and opportunity for APA’s. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes APA political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. APABA-PA is the Pennsylvania affiliate of NAPABA, which is the national voice for Asian Pacific American (“APA”) legal professionals.


Melissa Pang and Ken Massey

Chairs of the 2017 NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference


NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and APABA-PA Annual Banquet Sponsorship Opportunity

Interested in demonstrating a commitment to diversity and the advancement of APA causes? Consider sponsoring the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference and APABA-PA Annual Banquet September 8-10. See attached packet for sponsorship levels or contact for more details.

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Friday September 8: 
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104

  • APABA-PA's 33rd Annual Banquet Supporting the William M. Marutani Fellowship at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104.
  • Event begins with cocktail hour and includes a silent auction.
  • Click here to purchase tickets to the banquet:
Saturday September 9:

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
3320 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Breakfast
  • Earn up to 6 hours of CLE credits (including 2 hours of Ethics Credits) at sessions featuring experts throughout the region speaking about immigration, human trafficking, effective general counsel leadership, criminal justice reform, tax, and how to create a happy and fulfilling career.  
  • Networking Breakout Lunch sessions with various NAPABA Committees (please contact us if you would like a designated room for your committee)
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Small Group Dinners and In House Counsel Dinner 
Sunday September 10:
Philadelphia, PA
  • Morning Run up the Rocky Steps
  • Dim Sum
  • Sunday Funday Activities 

The theme of the Conference this year is “Diversity in the Face of Adversity.”

On Saturday, September 9, the Conference will begin with breakfast, a full program of Continuing Legal Education Panels (CLEs) and lunch at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 3320 Market Street in Philadelphia, conveniently located near the Sheraton University City Hotel and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. There will be up to 15 CLE panels featuring distinguished speakers both local and hailing from our NAPABA affiliates across the Northeast region, who will share their expertise on arrange of topics which touch upon the theme. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 6 CLE credits (including 2 ethics credits) and network and meet with APA legal professionals throughout the region, and various NAPABA Committees during a complimentary breakfast and lunch. That evening, Conference attendees can unwind at the cocktail reception and then attend one of several dinners the Conference Committee is organizing, including an In-House Counsel Dinner.

On Sunday, September 10, Conference attendees can attend various social events planned by the Conference Committee to show off our beautiful city. These activities will include a run up the Rocky Steps and culinary adventures in Chinatown.


 APABA-PA Annual Banquet

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sheraton Philadelphia University City


Our Annual Banquet is our main fundraiser for our Marutani Fellowship Fund, which supports law students in exploring public interest and government work during their summer employment. 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP



Fox Rothschild LLP


White and Williams LLP 



Huntington National Bank

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Pepper Hamilton

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