2013, Year in Review

KALAGNY's Annual Holiday Party

On December 17, 2013, KALAGNY held its annual holiday party at Starry Night, located at 28 West 33rd Street in Manhattan.  Approximately 120 members and friends attended. Click here to view pictures from the party.


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KALAGNY and Eight Sister Bars host epic Holiday Party @ Copa

On December 6, 2013, KALAGNY and eight sister bars hosted an epic Joint Bar Holiday Party at Copacabana Times SquareParticipating bars: AABANY, ABWA, BBABC, DBA, KALAGNY, MBBA, NLA, PRBA and SABANY. Click here to view pictures from the party.

KALAGNY Members Attend 40th Anniversary KCS Gala

On November 21, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the 40th Anniversary Korean Community Services Gala.  Click here to view pictures from the event.


KALAGNY Was A Proud Supporter of Rutgers APALSA's Annual Mela Event




KALAGNY supported Rutgers APALSA's Mela event and congratulates leaders of sister bars who were honored, James Yu, Jenny Su and Linda Wong. Click here to view pictures from the event.


KALAGNY at the 2013 NAPABA Convention

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NAPABA celebrated 25 years of leadership in the legal profession at its recent convention in Kansas City. Click here for details.


KALAGNY congratulates Mike F. Huang, Jin Y. Hwang and Michael H. Park on receiving the Best Lawyers Under 40 Award and Kobre & Kim for receiving the 2013 APA-Owned Law Firm of the Year Award. Click here for list of recipients of other awards and honors bestowed at the 25th Annual Convention. 


KALAGNY Was Proud To Co-Sponsor a CLE on
"Starting Your Own Practice in New York"

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KALAGNY's Mentorship Program

On October 23, 2013, KALAGNY kicked off its 2013-14 Mentorship Program with a reception at Duane Morris. Click here to view pictures from the event.


Videos from the reception on The Korean Channel:

Mentor-Mentee Program Reception video (skip to 4:28)


KALAGNY Members Attend The 2013 KACF Gala Dinner


On October 30, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the Korean American Community Foundation's annual dinner at the Marriott Marquis. KACF honored corporate honoree John Y. Kim, Chairman and CEO of New York Life Investment Management, and Martha Choe, Chief Administrative Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here to view pictures from the dinner.


CAPABA's Annual Dinner

On October 29, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the annual dinner hosted by the Connecticut Asian Pacific America Bar Association in New Haven, Connecticut. Click here to view pictures from the CAPABA dinner. CAPABA awarded Don Liu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Xerox Corporation, its 2013 CAPABA Impact Award.


KALAGNY Congratulates KABA-Chicago on its 20th Anniversary

On October 26, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago's annual gala dinner. KABA-Chicago celebrated its 20th anniversary. Click here to view pictures from the event.

JALBCA & KALAGNY Presentation: Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection


On October 21, 2013, KALAGNY co-sponsored a presentation on breast cancer awareness and early detection with JALBCA. Mary Solomon, Director of Scan Van Mobile Mammography Van Program, spoke at the event hosted by Dechert LLP. Click here to view pictures from the event.


Women on the Move 2013 (co-sponsored by KALAGNY and the NYSBA)

On October 17, 2013, KALAGNY co-sponsored the Women on the Move 2013 event held at the New York Bar Center in Albany. Click here for details


KALAGNY at the Korean Day Parade

On October 5, 2013, approximately 20 KALAGNY members, friends and family participated in the NYC Korean Day Parade. We marched down 6th Avenue starting at 38th Street and ending at 27th Street. There were well over 100 groups participating. Thereafter, we enjoyed lunch together at Han Bat Restaurant, and many also enjoyed the Korean Day Street Festival on 32nd Street. We hope you’ll join us next year! Click here to view pictures from the parade.


KALAGNY Opens Pro Bono Clinic in Manhattan

On October 9, 2013, KALAGNY held its first Manhattan-based pro bono clinic at the Korean American Association of Greater New York. Click here for more information about our monthly pro bono clinics.


KALAGNY's Annual Dinner in Queens


On September 30, 2013, KALAGNY members and guests attended a dinner at Shin Jung Galbi restaurant in Flushing, Queens. Click here to view pictures from the dinner.

MinKwon's Annual Gala 

KALAGNY members were proud to attend the MinKwon Center for Community Action's 29th Anniversary Gala on September 26, 2013.

IAKL Conference in Seoul, Korea

September 26-29, 2013

From September 26-29, 2013, KALAGNY members participated in the 2013 IAKL conference in Seoul, Korea.

KALAGNY's 2013 Picnic

On August 18, 2013, KALAGNY mentors, mentees, friends and family enjoyed the afternoon at Sheep Meadow Field in Central Park. Click here to view pictures from the picnic. 

APALA-NJ Golf Outing

On September 19, 2013, APALA-NJ held its annual golf outing.

NAPABA Elections: Your Vote Counts

KALAGNY's Endorsements of NAPABA Candidates


Click here for details and to view statements from the candidates.

KALAGNY's Summer Art & Wine Reception

On August 9, 2013, KALAGNY members and friends enjoyed an evening of art and wine at Shin Gallery on Grand Street in Manhattan. Click here to view pictures from the event.



KALAGNY Attends White House Briefing

On August 1, 2013, Kyun Yi, president of KALAGNY, attended a White House Briefing for Korean American Leaders, sponsored by the Council of Korean Americans. The event was well attended with more than 100 Korean American leaders from throughout the United States. Those speaking in official capacity for the White House included: Gautam Raghavan, Advisor, White House Office of Public Engagement; Howard Koh, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Chris Kang, Senior Counsel to the President; Syd Seiler, Director for Korea, National Security Staff; Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, White House; Rhea Suh, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management & Budget, U.S. Department of the Interior; and Tuyet Duong, Senior Advisor, White House Initiative on AAPIs. Click here to view pictures from the event.


KALAGNY's Joint Law Student Interviewing Workshop

On July 31, 2013, dozens of attorneys and law students participated in an interviewing workshop sponsored by AABANY and KALAGNY at Dechert LLP. The workshop was designed to help prepare students for the upcoming interview season. Students learned effective interviewing skills specific to the legal profession while providing students with the opportunity to practice interviewing with, and receiving feedback from practicing attorneys. Click here to view pictures from the event.

Joint Resume Review Workshop

On July 18, 2013, approximately 30 law students and attorneys attended a joint resume review workshop held at Shearman & Sterling. KALAGNY sponsored the event along with the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

KALAGNY's Summer K-Mixer Event

On July 19, 2013, KALAGNY hosted our "Summer K-Mixer Event" with the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) at Barn Joo, a Korean-style Gastropub, located in the Flatiron District. Guests learned more about KALAGNY and IAKL. KALAGNY will be hosting the IAKL Conference in 2014. 


TKC Golf Outing

On July 17, 2013, The Korean Channel held its annual golf outing. KALAGNY helped sponsor the event. A number of KALAGNY members, including Gene Kang and Seohee Kong, participated in the event.

KALAGNY Congratulates Judge Alexander Jeong


On June 20, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the 20th anniversary gala of the Korean American Youth Foundation ("KAYF"). The gala was held at Daedong Manor in Flushing, New York.  The Keynote Speaker and Honoree was the Honorable Alexander Jeong, Acting Supreme Court Justice of Kings County. Among KALAGNY's Board, Thomas Kim (President of KAYF), Suyon Yi (Board of KAYF), Bridgette Ahn (KALAGNY Board), Karen Kim (KALAGNY Treasurer), Eve Guillergan (KALAGNY Board-Elect) and Kyun Yi (KALAGNY President-Elect) attended this gala.  There were numerous judges also in attendance showing support for Judge Jeong.  Attending judges included the Honorable Danny K. Chun, the Honorable Gilbert Hong, the Honorable Mario Mattei, the Honorable Robert Kalish, and the Honorable Kevin McGrath who introduced his friend Judge Jeong.

KALAGNY's 27th Anniversary Gala Dinner:  "Giving Back - Serving Your Community"



On June 11, 2013, more than 320 guests attended KALAGNY's 27th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Harvard Club in midtown Manhattan. The dinner was sold out for the fourth straight year. KALAGNY honored Trailblazers Huhnsik Chung, Partner-in-Charge, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Joon H. Kim, Chief Counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and Keynote Speaker Michael Lewis, Chief Legal Officer of Lukoil Americas Corporation. Click here to view our gala page including pictures from the event.


APALA-NJ’s Gala Dinner

On June 7, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the Annual Awards Gala & Installation of Officers hosted by the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, Inc. at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mayor's Forum

KALAGNY was proud to co-sponsor "An Evening with the New York City Mayoral Candidates" forum on June 6, 2013 at the  New York City Bar.

KALAGNY Wins Bid To Host 2014 IAKL Convention in New York City

KALAGNY is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers (“IAKL”) Conference.  KALAGNY anticipates that more than four hundred lawyers, judges, law professors and students from nearly twenty countries will attend the 2014 Conference in New York. Click here to view press release.

KALAGNY's Spring Reception and Elections

On April 25, 2013, more than 100 guests attended KALAGNY's Spring Reception and Elections at Lee Anav Chung, LLP. Click here to view pictures from the reception.

KALAGNY congratulates the election of its new officers and board members for the 2013-14 term:


Kyun Yi, President
Dannie Cho, Executive Vice President
Joe Gim, Vice President
Karen Kim, Vice President
Min Chung Lee, Treasurer
Seohee Kong, Secretary

Board of Governors

Kenneth K. Cho
Eve Cho Guillergan
Judy H. Kim
Suyon Yi
Kenneth K. Yoon

Click here to view coverage in the Korea Times.

The new officers and board members will take office effective July 1, 2013.

KALAGNY Participates in Bar Leaders Conference

KALAGNY was invited to participate in the pre-workshop dinner and the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Spring Workshop on April 19, 2013. The focus of the workshop was on Diversity and Retention of Diverse Attorneys. The presidents/president-elects of the NBA, HNBA, and NAPABA participated as panelists in the discussion of each of their efforts on improving retention of diverse attorneys. Secretary Judy Kim attended the pre-workshop dinner on behalf of KALAGNY at Trattoria Dopo Teatro.  Approximately 20 bar leaders from Upstate and Downstate New York attended.

KALAGNY's Two-part Series on Financial Planning

In late March and early April, KALAGNY held two seminars focused on financial planning.  

Part 1: Dreaming of retirement?  Make sure you’ve paved your way to financial security!

On March 26, 2013, Peter Y. Song, J.D. with Eagle Strategies LLC provided an overview on building wealth and retirement planning. Click here to view pictures from the first seminar.

Part 2: Preparing for a World of Higher Taxes. Are you Ready? 

On April 2, 2013, Ruben Gonzalez (bio) from Janus Capital Group and Hoon Chung (bio) from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management presented on a number of topics including how to build wealth tax efficiently, how to prepare for children’s educational expenses and how to invest and prepare for retirement. Click here to view pictures from the second seminar.

APA Town Hall on Immigration Reform

On March 28, 2013, KALAGNY joined the Asian Pacific American Community Town Hall on Immigration Reform at La Guardia Community College in Long Island City.  Eve Cho Guillergan represented KALAGNY. Numerous APA groups participated in the event, which was attended by several public officials. Various community groups spoke about immigration issues effecting the APA community and the need for immigration reform. Click here to view pictures from the event.

Women's Committee Event

On March 28, 2013, KALAGNY co-sponsored its third installment of the popular Women-In-Law-Connect networking mixer with the AABANY and SABANY Women’s Committees, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, and the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Women-In-Law-Connect is a professional networking event for women attorneys who want to expand their network and find opportunities for growth in the legal field.

KALAGNY Members Attend Annual AABANY Dinner

On February 27, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the  Asian American Bar Association of New York's annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Click here to view pictures from the dinner.

KALAGNY Career Panel Series: Marketing - What Associates, Law Firm Partners and Small Firm Practitioners Need to Know


On February 26, 2013, dozens of law students and attorneys attended KALAGNY's career development panel discussion on marketing.  Panelists included Susan Moon, Vice President on the Global Legal Team at Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, BJ Kim, Founding Partner of Kim & Bae PC, Chanwoo Lee, Attorney at Law, and John Rogers, partner at Herrick, Feinstein. Click here to view pictures from the panel discussion.

Sponsored by:

Meet the Panelists:
Click here to view their bio.

Susan Moon, Vice President on the Global Legal Team at Wyndham Exchange & Rentals
B.J. Kim, Founding Partner, Kim & Bae, P.C.


Chanwoo Lee, Attorney at Law


John Rogers, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein (moderator)

KALAGNY Members Attend the 2013 AALDEF Gala Dinner

On February 19, 2013, KALAGNY members attended the annual AALDEF dinner Chelsea Piers.Click here to view pictures from the dinner. Click here for more information about the dinner.

Cardozo and Columbia Korean Law Students Association held their second annual happy hour in Koreatown

On February 13, 2013, KALAGNY members attended a mixer with area Korean Law Students at Spotlight in ktown. 

KALAGNY Proudly Congratulates Cleary Gottlieb Partner Joon Kim on his Appointment as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

Click here to view New York Times article.

KALAGNY Member Kevin Kim Kicks Off Season 2 of "The Portfolio" 

Come watch KALAGNY member Kevin Kim as he kicks off Season 2 of "The Portfolio" on The Korean Channel. Airs every Saturday starting at 9:20 p.m. Click here for details. (Time Warner (76 & 531) Cablevision/Optimum(1154)).


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