On February 26, 2014, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Cipriani Wall Street. Incorporated in 1989 when a small group of visionary Asian American lawyers began the organization, AABANY now boasts more than 1000 active members. The Gala event recognized all past distinguished honorees of AABANY’s 25 year history as well as the 2014 recipients, which included Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.; Randal Milch, Executive VP and General Counsel of Verizon Communications; and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). Representing Kelley Drye at the event were partner Jonathan K. Cooperman, and Diversity Director, Venetta Amory.