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Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am Art and Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients

Hosted by the Pro Bono Committee

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Skills 

Program Chair: Pauline Yeung-Ha, Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP

Speakers:

Jonathan D. Hernandez, The Legal Aid Society

Beatrice Leong, Associate, Kleyman Law Firm

Kwok Kei Ng, Chair, Pro Bono Committee

Karen Kithan Yau, Of Counsel, Kakalec Law

Moderator: Pauline Yeung-Ha, Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP

The goal of this course is to introduce, teach, and encourage attorneys to participate in pro bono service.  Since its inception, AABANY’s Pro Bono Clinic has given attorneys the opportunity to gain meaningful and invaluable experience serving the Asian Pacific American community. Attorney advocacy is vital in providing access to justice. The clinic has provided hundreds of low-income clients with free legal advice and referrals.

This course will address the following:

  • how to meet and communicate effectively with a client;
  • how to educate the client about the legal process and make informed choices; how to collect information and manage client frustration;
  • how to work with non-lawyer volunteers (interpreters, paralegal, and mental health professionals).

Panel speakers will also share their experiences at the clinic and provide case studies.

9:00 am - 10:30 am Emerging Technology 101: Adapting to this Brave New World

Hosted by the In-House Counsel Committee

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Law Practice Management, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Duane Morikawa, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Speakers:

Kate Broderick, Law Clerk, AIG Global Legal Team

Aaron Fischer, Commercial Counsel, Datadog

Nichole Sterling, Associate, BakerHostetler

Moderator: Ariel Risinger,  Legal Counsel of Technology and Commercial Transactions, AXA XL

Blockchain. Artificial Intelligence (AI). Smart contracts. Distributed ledger technology. These terms are now part of business nomenclature, driven by the desire to implement these emerging technologies to achieve operational and financial efficiency. Adoption and implementation of Emerging Tech spans across all areas of practice and business sectors, from insurance and banking transactions to hiring practices. In-house lawyers are on the front lines of these discussions and a more-than-basic understanding of Emerging Tech and its legal implications has become a necessity. Our distinguished panelists will cover the nutsand- bolts of Emerging Tech, recommend skills in-house lawyers can develop to stay relevant (e.g., do lawyers really have to become coders?) and the risks and rewards of adoption. The aim is to provide a better understanding of Emerging Tech and practical guidance to in-house counsel as their businesses forge new roads into the future and give outside counsel insight into the in-house concerns raised by Emerging Tech.

9:00 am - 10:30 am From Border Wall to Courtroom: The Judge Shelley Joseph Indictment

Hosted by Asian American Lawyers Association of MA

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Ethics and Professionalism, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Michelle Rhee, Assistant General Counsel, Wells Fargo & Company

Speakers:

Angel Feng, Special Counsel, Mintz Levin

Djung Tran, Attorney, Tran Law Associates 

Hon. Stella Tsai, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Moderator: Barbara O’Toole, Associate, Sherin and Lodgen LLP

The Panel will discuss the recent indictment of Judge Shelley Joseph, a district court judge in Massachusetts, on federal charges. Judge Joseph is accused of obstruction of justice for allegedly assisting an undocumented immigrant defendant who appeared in her courtroom evade ICE custody. The panel will discuss the current state of immigration laws in the U.S. and the limits of judicial authority.

9:00 am - 10:30 am The Role of In-House Counsel in Corporate Venture Capital

Hosted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Tony Chan, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Speakers:

Audrey Jean, VP, Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, AARP

Kenneth Wang, Senior Tax Counsel, Siemens Corporation

Dan Wu, Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer, Immuta

Moderator: Tony Chan, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

No longer just the province of angel investors and institutional VC’s, large corporations have been jumping into the venture capital world, to both participate in potential investment upside, as well as diversify their innovation and R&D efforts. In Corporate Venture Capital (or CVC), established companies directly invest corporate funds into external startup companies, and CVC has increased dramatically with over $31 billion invested across nearly 1,800 deals in 2017 and more than 425 active CVC groups today. Unlike typical outside VC firms, these investments are run by business teams within the company and span a myriad of industries and sectors, with some of the most active CVCs involved in technology, life sciences/healthcare, telecommunications, fintech/financial services, energy/oil and gas and CPG deals. In-house counsel play an instrumental role in supporting their company’s CVC strategy and our panelists will be speaking about their experiences in working on these transactions, what it’s like to advise on venture capital from the inside, and how counsel can be better partners to their business teams.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Far From Home: Cultural and Legal Considerations When Bringing your Brand to New Territories

Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Greg Pan, Head of Legal and Business Affairs, (RED)

Speakers:

Benjamin Hsing, Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP

Ying Mu, Vice GM, Labbrand

Greg Pan, Head of Legal and Business Affairs, (RED)

Stacy Wu, Attorney, Stacy L. Wu, P.C.

Moderator: Jeffrey Mok, Associate, Fish & Richardson P.C

So you want to grow your brand and intellectual property in another country? Several intellectual property and brand experts will walk you through the steps it takes to properly protect your brand when you bring it into a new territory while also explaining why you will need to know more than just the local laws to make sure your brand communicates itself they way you want it to in new territories. We’ll discuss why having a cultural understanding of where you are going can be vital and what you can do to make sure your brand doesn’t get lost in translation.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm In The Room Where It Happens: Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership

Hosted by the Academic, Professional Development, and Real Estate Committees

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Diversity, Inclusion, Access to Justice - Non-Transitional only 

Program Chairs:

Suzanne Kim, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Elaine Chiu, Professor of Law, St. John’s University

Margaret Ling, Senior Counsel, Big Apple Abstract Corp.

Rose Cuison-Villazor, Vice Dean & Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Speakers:

Marina Lao, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

Brant Lee, Professor of Law and Director of Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives, Akron Law School

Jeffrey Lee, Senior Vice President, Capalino and Company

Ajay K. Mehrota, Executive Director, American Bar Foundation

Tommy Shi, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Day Pitney LLP                           

Moderator: Margaret Ling, Senior Counsel, Big Apple Abstract Corp.

In the last several years, many have called for diversifying the legal profession. Diversity ratings and scorecards, including those from U.S. News, American Lawyer, and National Association for Law Placement, have highlighted the importance of increasing diversity and inclusion in law schools, law firms and in-house legal departments. Although law schools in general have made progress, some continue to struggle with diversity and inclusion issues. Meanwhile, law firms and in-house legal departments have lagged behind in attracting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys. Inclusion programs also remain a challenge, particularly in light of the complicated and continually evolving legal landscape governing these issues.

How have law professors, administrators, law firms and in-house legal departments addressed the ongoing need for diversity in the legal profession and persistent bias? What are the implications for Asian American lawyers, law professors, administrators and students? This panel, comprised of professors, in-house and law firm counsel, as well as a legal recruitment officer, explores some of the initiatives and programs that have been undertaken to address the call for diversifying the legal profession. They will discuss best practices and initiatives as well as ongoing challenges to diversifying the legal profession. By focusing on building common ground in bolstering diversity in the legal profession, this program aligns with the theme of “United in Action and Vision: Towards 2020 Together.”

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Qualified Opportunity Zones: Developing Communities Over the Long Run

Hosted by the AABANY Tax Committee

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Libin Zhang, Tax Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Speakers:
Sharon Kim, Partner, Ashurst LLP

Rich Williams, Partner, Dentons

Libin Zhang, Tax Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Moderator: Shiukay Hung, Senior Director, Tishman Speyer

Do you or someone you know have capital gains and don’t know what to do? Do you see a low-income neighborhood like Flushing, New York, and wish to help revitalize it? Then consider the newly created qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) program, which provides certain tax benefits for qualified opportunity fund (QOF) investments in designated low-income census tracts. QOZs have generated a huge amount of public attention for a tax code provision, due to the potential to deploy possibly trillions of dollars to the affected communities through 2026. Even after several sets of IRS regulations, a large number of questions remain about how individuals, property owners, and other constituencies may benefit from the program.

The panel consists of veteran tax practitioners with representative experience in all aspects of the QOZ program, ranging from retail and institutional investors to fund organizers, property developers, startup entrepreneurs, and other groups. Discussion topics will include (i) the major areas of tax and regulatory uncertainties for the QOZ program, (ii) the important tax and business considerations in selecting a QOF investment, and (iii) creative strategies for property owners and business owners to obtain the tax benefits.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm State and Federal Clerkships: A Primer on Seeking, Landing, and Succeeding in the Right Clerkship for You

Hosted by the AABANY Judiciary Committee

NY CLE: This program does not provide CLE credits

Program Chair:  William Wang, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General

Speakers:

Dong Joo Lee, Judicial Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Rena Malik, Principal Law Clerk, Honorable Alexander M. Tisch, Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County

Hon. Michael H. Park, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Andrea Saavedra, Assistant Dean and Dean of Judicial Clerkships, Columbia University Law School

Moderator: William Wang, Assistant Attorney General, Charities Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General

This panel will feature speakers from both federal and state clerkships, both current and former clerks, and a career services representative to discuss tips on how to seek, obtain, and succeed in clerkships at different levels. With practices different across states, we will attempt to shed light on the state court clerkship hiring process. With a new practice and schedule recently put into place with federal clerkships, we will demystify the process and discuss approaches to landing an interview and the best ways to prepare for one. Finally, we will provide tips on how to make your clerkship experience both valuable to your professional development and assist you with becoming an asset in chambers.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Then They Came For Us - Through the Back Door: U.S. Immigration Policy & Practice Changes

Hosted by the AABANY Immigration, GSPI & Pro Bono Committees

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chairs: Karen Kithan Yau, Poonam Gupta, Kevin Hsi

Speakers:

Amanda Bernardo, Supervising Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) Immigrant Protection Unit

Poonam Gupta, Counsel and Director of Immigration Services, White & Case LLP

Deborah Lee, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society

Jane Shim,  Advocacy Staff Attorney, Immigrant Defense Project

Tsui Yee, Founder, Law Offices of Tsui H. Yee P.C.

Moderator: Annie Wang, Director of Immigrant Justice Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

The Trump Administration, like previous ones, has been unsuccessful in reaching a legislative solution to reforming the immigration laws that would address the painful reality of having 11 million undocumented persons in the U.S. This administration, however, has increasingly been successful in altering the U.S. immigration policy-scape by changing administrative rules that affect all immigrants. This program will examine the changes in agency rules that have radically shifted the existing paradigms, including, but not limited to, changes at DOJ, HUD, and USCIS, including inadmissibility and deportation grounds based on public charge and sponsorship of petitioners in applications for immigration benefits, and work authorization for dependents of H-1B professionals. In addition, we will look at how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement actions in and around state courts have been exacerbating the strain that has been placed on judges and other officers of the courts in NYC and Boston. As in the past two years, this program will discuss why all Asian Americans, regardless of origin and status, must understand and be concerned about these changes. Asian American lawyers can unite in taking action by responding to those changes that threaten the future of our families and communities alike while advocating for a vision of a more fair and humane immigration system.

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Plenary Lunch Session: Special Screening "And Then They Came for Us"

Hosted by Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association (CAPABATM

NY CLE: 0.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Carolyn Ikari, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, District of Connecticut

Speakers:

Abby Ginzberg, Director, Ginzberg Productions

Dale Minami, Senior Counsel, Minami Tamaki

Moderator: Carolyn Ikari, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, District of Connecticut

Looking towards 2020 requires a sharp appreciation of our civil rights – past, present, and future – so that we can be united in our voices and actions.  This documentary by Peabody Award-winning filmmakers retells the story of Executive Order 9066 and the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.  It also follows APA activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. The screening will be followed by a special discussion with NAPABA Trailblazer Dale Minami, who was Fred Korematsu’s lawyer, and the filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg.

Thanks to Elite sponsor Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP for making this Plenary Session possible.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm #MeToo Developments in 2019 – is It Flourishing or Floundering?

Hosted by O’Prey & Wen LLP

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Diversity and Inclusion, Elimination of Bias

Program Chair: Grace Wen, Founding Partner, O’Prey Wen LLP

Speakers:

David Caves, Shareholder Attorney, Bradley & Riley P.C.

Tanya K. Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, Center on Race, Law & Justice

Justin Lerer, Counsel, Paul Weiss

Devjani H. Mishra, Shareholder Attorney, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Anjana Samant, Senior Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project

Moderator: Patricia O’Prey, Founding Partner, O’Prey Wen LLP

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are not new, but the consequences of the #MeToo movement that grew out of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal have influenced companies to re-examine and address their management of employee complaints, workplace policies and corporate culture. Recent developments stemming from #MeToo include the rise of claims against corporations based on improper workplace conduct brought not only by victims, but also by shareholders or enforcement agencies. Notably, in recent high profile cases, some suggest that the #MeToo movement caused prosecutors to revisit the cases against R. Kelly and Epstein.

Recently, #MeToo has contributed to an overall increase in “events driven” securities litigation, such as derivative claims alleging that corporate mismanagement of #MeToo issues caused a decrease of corporate value, or securities fraud claims alleging that the company’s stock price dropped due to how it handled #MeToo allegations and the accompanying negative publicity. Moreover, state and local governments are reforming anti-harassment and anti-discrimination legislation to strengthen employee protections and hold employers accountable, such as providing for punitive damages.

This program will explore how the #MeToo movement has resulted in internal investigations of sexual harassment claims, which move beyond the conduct of the alleged perpetrator to analyzing whether a culture of cover-up exists in the highest levels of an organization, including C-Suite executives and Board of Directors. The panel will discuss how corporations are responding to repercussions that go beyond the original harassment claims, such as shareholder derivative suits and civil rights actions, by retaining outside counsel to investigate and root out malfeasance, and experienced employment law experts to revamp workplace policies and procedures. Finally, the panelists will also discuss the interplay between the #MeToo movement with race that perpetuated a culture of “open secrets” where the bad behavior of powerful, likeable, or important but abusive “high-performers” have been tolerated historically.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Asian American Women Corporate Counsel in Television

Hosted by Lattice
NY CLE:
This program does not provide CLE credits

Program Chair: Madhu Southworth, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, AMC Networks

Speakers:

Meeka Bondy, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, HBO

Iris Jun, Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, A+E Networks

Divya Jayachandran, Vice President and Deputy Head of Marketing Legal, NBCUniversal Media

Sumathi Subbiah, Vice President & Senior Counsel, HBO

Moderator: Madhu Goel Southworth, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, AMC Networks

Come hear from Asian American women corporate counsel from companies like HBO, AMC, NBC Universal, and others talk through their career paths, their current jobs,
work/life balance issues, and how they have navigated their careers in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Count Us All! Fighting the Disenfranchisement of AAPIs in the 2020 Census

Hosted by the Government Service & Public Interest, Pro Bono & Community Service, Issues, LGBT & Immigration Committees

NY CLE: 1.0 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 Credits in Ethics and Professionalism

Program Chairs:

Kevin Hsi, Agency Attorney, City of New York

Annie J. Wang, Director of Immigrant Justice Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Karen Kithan Yau, Of Counsel, Kakalec Law PLLC

Speakers:

Meeta Anand, Senior Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition

Perry Grossman, Voting Rights Project Attorney, NYCLU

Glenn D. Magpantay, Executive Director, Asian American Studies, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

Howard Shih, Director of Research and Policy, Asian American Foundation

Steven Wu, Deputy Solicitor General, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Moderator: Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

The importance of an accurate count for the 2020 US Census cannot be understated. For the first time in 70 years, the US Department of Commerce sought to include a citizenship question on the US Census despite a broad array of opposition from community advocates, census experts and local governments across the nation. This opposition led to litigation culminating in the recent United States Supreme Court decision in Department of Commerce v. New York which blocked the proposed citizenship question from the US Census over concerns about the actual motives of the Trump administration.

This program will bring together some of the leading advocates in the fight to achieve a fair and accurate census in 2020. The panelists will discuss how they were able to achieve their victory in the Supreme Court and what steps remain to ensure the most accurate and complete census in 2020. This program will also discuss the ethical issues raised by the US government’s decision to conceal from the courts the circumstances surrounding Department of Commerce officials’ efforts to include the citizenship question with the specific political goal of deterring full participation by certain groups.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Cybersecurity: 20/20 Hindsight Not Good Enough in 2020

Hosted by the Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Committee

NY CLE: 1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice, 0.5 in Ethics and Professionalism, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Vincent J. Roldan, Partner, Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C.

Speakers: 

Anna Mercado Clark, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

Jay Prabhu, Chief - Cybercrime Unit; Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia

Michael Riela, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Paul Tiao, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 

Moderator: Vincent J. Roldan, Partner, Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C.

The cybersecurity industry is rapidly growing every day. As technology evolves, so do hackers (approximately 230,000 new malware samples/day) and so do methods of providing security. As more business infrastructure gets connected, one study suggests that cybercrime will cost businesses over $2 trillion total in 2019.

We have gathered experts in the field to discuss matters relevant to the cybersecurity industry to assist attorneys in staying ahead of these technological developments, such as:

  • Pre-breach planning, including updating your incident response plan, identifying your incident response team, training your team and conducting tabletop exercises, designing network infrastructure with redundancies;
  • Potential issues that you have to address after a data breach (notice requirements, PR management, government inquiry, litigation, preservation of evidence), including ethical concerns;
  • Liaising with law enforcement and other federal and state agencies, and understanding the roles and responsibilities of the FBI, DHS and other agencies;
  • M&A opportunities and diligence issues with respect to privacy and security practices of a bankrupt company

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm GC Roundtable: Challenges in Unity Among Diverse Future Visions

GC Roundtable: Challenges in Unity Among Diverse Future Visions

Hosted by the In-House Counsel Committee

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Diversity, Inclusion, Access to Justice - Non-Transitional only 

Program Chair: Duane Morikawa, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Speakers:

Sedi Doobay, General Counsel for ISC, Honeywell/Performance Materials and Technologies

Thomas S. Kim, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

Karen Leu, Karen Leu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Target Corporation

David Warren, Vice President, General Counsel, PRADA – North America

Moderator: Una A. Dean, Partner, Fried Frank LLP

The GC panelists will discuss the challenges of advocating for the organization in its quest to achieve unity in its actions among diverse interests and visions for the future. Topics will include the political environment, regulatory matters and issues concerning compliance with extraterritorial reach of local regulations, social issues, trade policies, sanctions and economic pressures globally. The panel will also discuss the paths taken to the position of GC and advice for becoming a GC.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Opioids and the Courts

Hosted by Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association (CAPABATM

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Carolyn Ikari, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, District of Connecticut

Speakers:

Sandra Leung, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

William Tong, Attorney General, State of Connecticut

Quyen Truong, Outreach and Evaluation Manager, Amplify, Inc. and UConn Law 2020

Moderator: Michelle Querijero, Esq., Senior Claims Analyst– Health Care Management Liability, Allied World Insurance Company

The opioid crisis will be a key issue in the 2020 presidential race. Polls show that more Americans view drug addiction and abuse, including opioids, as the biggest problem facing their local community, ahead of economic concerns. Dozens of states are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, and some – including New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts – are going after individuals. Oklahoma’s case against one manufacturer has already gone to trial, and the massive multi-district litigation in Ohio is scheduled for trial in October 2019.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Asian American Voter Protection

NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 4:15 PM

Hosted by Perkins Coie LLP

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

Program Chair: Evelyn Gong, Senior Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP

Speakers:

Monica Guardiola, Director of Ballot Access, Beto for America

Jiny Kim, Vice President, Policy and Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Sophia Lakin, Staff Attorney, ACLU Voting Rights Project

Michael J Ryan Esq, Executive Director, Board of Elections in the City of New York

Sandra Ung, Special Assistant, Office of U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng

Jerry Vattamala, Director, Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Moderator: Evelyn Gong, Senior Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP

This program will provide thoughtful panel discussion on voter protection issues as they affect the Asian American community in the Northeast Regional area and beyond,
which will be relevant for the 2020 elections. The first part of this panel discussion will cover:

  • A brief historical overview of voting laws;
  • The current landscape of voting rights;
  • Voter protection issues that arise on election day; and
  • Systemic issues in the administration of voting laws.

The second part of this program will feature a discussion on voting rights litigation.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Can They Do That?: Congressional Oversight & Investigations

Hosted by Wiley Rein LLP

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice

Program Chair: Peter Hyun, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Speakers:

Peter Hyun, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

John Lin, Professional Staff for Technology and Telecom, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Jessica Vu, Chief Counsel to Senator Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senate

Moderator: Sandeep Prasanna, Counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security

When the new Congress gaveled in at the beginning of this year, it ushered in a wave of energy with the election of the most diverse Congress in history. Indeed, during the 2018
election cycle, a number of candidates ran on a platform that included promises to conduct aggressive oversight and investigations. But what does that mean? How does
congressional oversight – and investigations that flow from oversight – work? This panel will examine the who, what, where, when, and how of congressional investigations, and
how it is incumbent on every industry to know what to do when Congress comes knocking.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Financial Regulatory Reform – Looking Back to the Dodd-Frank Act

Hosted by NAPABA Financial Services Network

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Eric Ng, Assistant General Counsel, Apple Bank

Speakers:

Tom Scanlon, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Quyen T. Troung, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Charles Yi, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Moderator: Eric Ng, Assistant General Counsel, Apple Bank

The global financial crisis of 2008 led to a series of reforms in the financial services sector. Most notable of these is the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. This legislation resulted in a re-ordering of the financial system in ways that were unprecedented since the reforms of the 1930s and 1940s in the United States. We invite you to hear from former regulators and legislative staff who were “in the room when it happened” to discuss: the key events of the financial crisis, the creation of legislation to address the possibility of imminent global financial collapse, enacted components of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm In-House Counsel Forum

Program Host: In-House Counsel Committee

Program Chair: Duane Morikawa

This by-invitation-only forum is intended to offer senior level in-house counsel and general counsel an opportunity to discuss pressing issues of particular relevance for corporate counsel and to connect with other in-house attorneys.

This program is not eligible for CLE credit in New York.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Pathways to Public Executive Appointments

Hosted by SABANY and AABANY’s Government Service & Public Interest Committee

NY CLE: This program does not provide CLE credits

Program Chair: Beesham A. Seecharan

Speakers:

Madhuri Kommareddi, Director of Workforce Development, New York State

Kapil Longani, Chief Counsel, Mayor of New York City

Sonia C. Park, Executive Director, Diverse Charter Schools Coalition

Manisha Sheth, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Moderator: Kevin Kim, Partner, Yoon LLP

Learn about some of the many ways to get a job working in the public sector through executive appointments at various levels of government service from the pathways of those who have done it in various capacities.

4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Rights of Students with Disabilities in Immigrant APA Communities

Hosted by Bronx Legal Services

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional

Program Chair: Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney, Bronx Legal Services

Speakers:

Angela Chang, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Amy Leipziger, Senior Staff Attorney, Queens Legal Services

Moderator: Nelson Mar, Senior Staff Attorney, Bronx Legal Services

Most people in the United States implicitly think of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) as overachieving students who excel academically. However this is a common and incorrect stereotype, but more pointedly, it greatly diminishes the challenges and difficulties facing APA students with disabilities. All students with disabilities in the United States are entitled to a free and appropriate public education that allows the child to make meaningful progress. However, APA students with limited English proficiency face greater obstacles in accessing those services and programs.

Come learn about how one project spearheaded by veteran education practitioners are tackling this issue through a unique pro bono initiative in New York City’s immigrant Chinese American community. An overview of the substantive legal topics of special education law and language access will be provided in addition to a discussion about how to leverage pro bono attorneys to meet the needs of the underserved APA community.