February 7, 2008
Kelley Drye attended the Asian American Bar Association of New York's (AABANY) 19th Annual Banquet held at the Marriott Marquis. More than 50 law firms, corporations and other organizations were represented at the black tie event. Yul Kwon, who works for Google's business strategy group (and also won the CBS show, "Survivor, Cook Islands") served as master of ceremonies. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Randall T. Eng. AABANY honored Tommy Shi, diversity officer, Mercedes-Benz; Vernon G. Chu, vice president and legal affairs, BBC Worldwide Americas; John Chou, senior vice president and general counsel, Amerisource Bergen; and Lawrence Tu, senior vice president and general counsel, Dell, Inc. At the ceremony, the organization also recognized Judge Gilbert Hong with the AABANY President's Award.
AABANY is a professional organization which seeks to encourage professional growth of its members and to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community. It comprises more than 4,000 Asian American attorneys across the state of New York.