APABA-PA 2016 Annual Banquet

Friday, October 28, 2016

 

We are thrilled to announce that the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”) will hold its Annual Banquet on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Sheraton University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The cocktail reception will commence at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. The mistress of ceremonies will be Trang Do, of CBS Philly’s Eyewitness News. This year, our keynote speaker will be Jean Lee, who serves as the President & CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Annual Banquet supports APABA-PA’s William M. Marutani Fellowship, established in 2003 to honor Judge Marutani’s legacy as a civil rights advocate, jurist, and pioneer in the law. Each year, first-year law students who exhibit the same commitment to social justice as Judge Marutani are selected to receive this financial award in support of summer employment with a public interest organization or government agency. A significant portion of the proceeds from the Annual Banquet will go towards funding the Marutani Fellowship.

We hope that you will join us in making this event a success by becoming a sponsor and by attending our Annual Banquet.

 

Event:  APABA-PA Annual Banquet 2016

Date & Time:  6pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 

Venue:  Sheraton University City, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA

 

Keynote Speaker:  

Jean Lee

President & CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

2016 Attorney Of The Year Award will be presented

 

Our 2016 Marutani Fellows will be recognized at the Banquet: 

 

Courtney Chlebina, 3L at Temple Law

Angela Ruan, 3L at Drexel Law

Renu Sagreiya, 3L at Drexel Law

Carrie Xu, 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

 

Archer APABA-PA Diversity Scholarship Winner

 Kenneth Ling, 2L at Rutgers Law School

 will be presented with the Scholarship at the Annual Banquet

Samuel Gomez Award
Linh H. Nguyen, at Temple Law
 

Sincerely,

Annual Banquet Committee
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
 
 

Thank You to our generous Sponsors!!!

 

Platinum 

John Chou (AmerisourceBergen Corp)

Silver
Bronze
Tables Sponsors
Judge Ida K. Chen
Program Ads
  
 

 

 

APABA-PA 2015 Annual Banquet

Take a look at our Program

Friday, November 13, 2015

Photos from the Banquet!!!

 

You are invited to our Annual Banquet, to be held at the Sheraton University City on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 6:00pm.  We are honored to have as our keynote speaker U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon of the Western District of Pennsylvania.  

Judge Bissoon, who is both Hispanic and Indian, is the first Asian Pacific American and the first Hispanic woman to become an Article III judge in Pennsylvania, as well as the first woman of South Asian descent to sit on a federal bench in the United States.  Prior to joining the judiciary, Judge Bissoon was a partner in the labor and employment practice groups at Reed Smith and then Cohen & Grigsby, and was appointed the first firm-wide director of diversity at Reed Smith.

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.  It is also a chance for us to catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new friends over a delicious eight-course meal.  We hope you can join us -- more details to follow!

 

Event:  APABA-PA Annual Banquet 2015

Date & Time:  6pm on Friday, November 13, 2015 

Venue:  Sheraton University City, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA

 

Keynote Speaker:  

Judge Cathy Bissoon, US Federal District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania

 

 

2015 Attorney Of The Year 

Suzanne Young

 

 

Our 2015 Marutani Fellows will be recognized at the Banquet: 

 Qiwei Chen, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Anannya Tripathy, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

 

 

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Sincerely,
Annual Banquet Committee
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania
 
 

 

Here is the invitation

 

 

Thank You to our generous Sponsors!!!

 

Gold

John Chou (AmerisourceBergen Corp)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

 
Silver
 
Bronze
William Uchimoto
 
Tables Sponsors
Judge Ida K. Chen
Joe Centeno (Obermayer Rebman)
 
Program Ads
Charisse Lillie (Comcast)
 
Acknowledgments
Elizabeth & Stuart Bass 

 

2015 ANNUAL BANQUET VIPs

  • Honorable Cathy Bissoon, U.S. District Court Judge of the Western District of PA
  • Honorable Ida Chen, Court of Common Pleas
  • Honorable Genece Brinkley, Court of Common Pleas 
  • Honorable Charles Hayden, Municipal Court 
  • Honorable Glynnis Hill, Court of Common Pleas 
  • Honorable Arnold New, Court of Common Pleas, Coordinating Judge of the Complex Litigation Center
  • Honorable Shelley Robbins New, Court of Common Pleas 
  • Honorable Sierra Thomas Street, Court of Common Pleas 
  • Honorable Patricia McInerney
  • City Councilperson-elect Helen Gym
  • Richard Negrin, Deputy Mayor and Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia
  • Al Dandridge, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Gaeton Alfano, Vice Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Bill Fedullo, immediate past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Mark Tarasiewicz, Executive Director, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Hon. A. Michael Snyder, Assistant Secretary
  • Mary Platt, Assistant Treasurer
  • Representative Bob Casey staff member Gwen Camp
  • Trent Hardgrove, Diversity Officer, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Debby Freedman, Executive Director of Community Legal Services
  • Shabrei Parker, President, Barristers
  • Priscilla Jimenez, President-Elect, Hispanic Bar Association
  • Neil Maskeri, President South Asian Bar Association
  • Alex Lee, Vice President, NAPABA 
  • Sophia Lee and Austin So, Regional Governors, NAPABA
  • George Jiang, Chair, Asian Attorneys Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Board of the Asian American Women’s Coalition
  • Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs: Pearl Kim, Tom Lee, Kay Kyungsun Yu

 
in Support of the 
 
 
Friday, October 24, 2014, at 6pm

University City Sheraton, 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
 
Featuring
Keynote Speaker:
 
 With an introduction from:
 John Chou, Executive VP, General Counsel of AmerisourceBergen Corporation
 
Our 2014 Marutani Fellows will be recognized at the Banquet:
 
 
Presenting our 2014 ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
 
Thanks To Our Sponsors:
 
Platinum 
John Chou and Teresa Wallace 
 
Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Table sponsors
 
Other Sponsors

 


 

2013 ANNUAL BANQUET 

 

Featuring Guest Speaker 

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu 

of the 

California Supreme Court 

September 27, 2013 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: 

Platinum 

John Chou, Teresa Wallace and

AmerisourceBergen 

Gold 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 

 Silver 

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 

Fox Rothschild LLP  

MoreBank 

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP 

Philadelphia Bar Association 

Tucker Law Group 

Bronze

Cozen O’Connor 

DLA Piper 

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and Pennsylvania Association for Justice 

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP 

SMR Legal Search  

Stevens & Lee  

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young 

White and Williams LLP 

TABLE SPONSORS 

Honorable Ida K. Chen 

Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) 

Blank Rome LLP  

DECHERT LLP 

Duane Morris LLP 

Pepper Hamilton LLP 

Volpe & Koenig 

 

 SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS 

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 

Abelson Legal Search 

 

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS 

The Bayne Law Group 

Comcast 

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller 

Coleman Nourian 

DecisionQuest 

Drexel University 

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig 

Independence Blue Cross 

Merrill Corporation 

Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Bar Committee 

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel 

Uber

 

Special Thanks and VIPs

Special thanks to AmerisourceBergen and John and Theresa Chou for their generous sponsorship

Judge Genece Brinkley
Judge Jacqui Frazier-Lyde
Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson
Judge Glynnis Hill
Marcia Marutani-Holdren, daughter of Judge William Marutani
William H. Pugh, vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association 
Tom Wilkinson, immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Bill Fedullo, Chancellor-Elect Philadelphia Bar Association
Al Dandridge, Vice-Chancellor Philadelphia Bar Association
Jessica R. Hilburn-Holmes, Esq., Executive Director, Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Tiffany Hwang, Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs.
Joe Centeno, Past President of NAPABA
Judy Kim, NAPABA Northeast Regional Governor
Grace Manno, President of DELVACCA
Sophia Lee, Vice-Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs
Floralee Wan, APALA-NJ President 
Amber Racine, President of the Barrister’s Association
Neil Maskeri, President of the South Asian Bar Association
Paul Hyon – President of More Bank 
Sheldon Kovach – Deputy District Attorney, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
Rich Ting – Chairperson of the Asian Lawyers Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association
Joe Tucker – donation of table for Drexel law students
Uber – for their support and offer for all attendees

 


 

 

 

APABA-PA's Annual Banquet in support of the Marutani Fellowship was be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Ocean Harbor Restaurant in Chinatown, 6:00p.m. We were delighted to have Director Patricia Shiu of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, serve as our keynote speaker that evening.

 

Take a look at the photos from the Banquet. 

Thanks to our sponsors:

 

Abelson Legal Search

AmerisourceBergen

Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of NJ

Cozen O'Connor

DLA Piper LLP

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP 

Fox Rothschild LLP

Hudson Court Reporting & Digital Media 

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia Bar Association

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Stevens & Lee

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Union Packaging, LLC

White and Williams LLP

 
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