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Thank you all for attending our Banquet and Conference, we hope you enjoyed the time spent with us!

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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

Crystal Espanol

Chair of the 2017 33rd Annual Banquet


any questions contact:


Friday September 8: 

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 multi-course dinner
  • Silent Auction
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- CoZara, 3200 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • In House Counsel Dinner (separate registration) - Dim Sum House, 3939 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Small Group Dinners - Various Locations
Sunday September 10:
Philadelphia, PA
  • Morning Run up the Rocky Steps
  • Sunday Funday Activities  





Thank you to our generous sponsors!



Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP



 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP



Cozen O'Connor 




 Archer & Greiner P.C


Dechert LLP



DLA Piper

Fox Rothschild LLP



 Pepper Hamilton


White and Williams LLP 



Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Huntington National Bank

Diana C. Liu

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP



Ahmad Zaffarese LLC

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

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

Ballard Spahr

Chang & Yoo LLP

Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA) 

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Saul Ewing LLP


Pennsylvania Bar Association - Minority Committee

United Way

Volpe & Koenig



Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin



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