March 28, 2016

Join the KALAGNY's Litigation Committee at a Mock Oral Argument Workshop - March 30, 2016

KALAGNY's Litigation Committee will hold its first ever Mock Oral Argument Workshop, on March 30, 2016 from 7-9 PM at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor (between 52nd and 53rd Streets), New York, NY 10019.  Judge Danny Chun of the Kings County Supreme Court will hear oral arguments based upon a mock fact pattern as presented by two of the Committee's members.  We invite litigators at all levels, as well as non-litigators, and law students, to come, observe and learn valuable strategies and tips from Judge Chun and other practicing litigators on what it takes to give effective oral arguments.  Dinner will be provided.  Space is limited, so please RSVP.

To RSVP for the workshop, please click here.

Sign Up to Join KALAGNY at a Real Estate Committee Launch Meeting - March 31, 2016

KALAGNY will hold a launch meeting for the real estate committee, a sub-committee of the Tax/Corporate Committee.  The meeting will start at 7 PM at Newman Ferrara, LLP, located at 1250 Broadway, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10001.  Attendees will discuss plans for the sub-committee and will have an opportunity to meet and greet other real estate law practitioners.    A light dinner and refreshments will be served.  

Please click here to RSVP.

Join the In-House Committee at a "Getting to the Top of the House" Program - 6:30 PM on April 7, 2016

KALAGNY’s In-House Counsel Committee announces a panel event: “Getting to the Top of the House" from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on April 7 at Debevoise, 919 Third Avenue, New York, NY.

Please join us for for an interactive discussion on how to transition into leadership roles both in-house and in law firms. General counsels and law firm partners will give us their insights. This panel is intended for mid-level attorneys interested in moving into more senior roles and also for experienced attorneys considering making the move from law firms to in-house and vice-versa. The panel will include a Q&A session and will be followed by a networking reception. 


Young LeeSenior Managing Director & General Counsel, Mackay Shields LLC

Thomas KimChief Compliance Officer, Thomson Reuters and General Counsel, Global Growth & Operation

Jasmine BallPartner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Edward J. LeePartner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Dan ChoLegal Counsel, Mitsui & Co. Commodity Risk Management

Please RSVP here for the event.   Food and refreshments will be provided and networking opportunities will take place after the event.  Organized by Thomas Kim and Dan Cho, the Co-Chairs of KALAGNY's In-House Committee.

KALAGNY Presents A Leadership Program Entitled "Do NOT Follow the Leader" - 6:30 PM on April 14, 2016

Veronica S. Jung presents a program on [re]claiming your executive leadership style at work and in life.  Co-Sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Queens County Women's Bar Association.  The event will be held at Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York, NY.  To read more and RSVP, please click here.  

KALAGNY Law Student Scholarship Applications - Due by April 15, 2016

KALAGNY is now seeking the submission of applications from its law student members for its annual scholarship.  The award will be presented to the winner at KALAGNY’s upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on June 8, 2015, at Capitale in New York City.  The scholarship will be given to the law student member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and support for KALAGNY and the Korean American community in Greater New York, and who exhibits dedication to the use of his or her legal knowledge and skills to further this commitment and support.   Applications are due by April 15, 2016.  For more details, please click here

Register Now for KALAGNY's 30th Anniversary Gala - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Please join KALAGNY on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 for our 30th Anniversary Gala at Capitale in the Bowery.  You may click here to view the official invitation, and information about how to sponsor KALAGNY.  Click here to register for the event and to sponsor KALAGNY.  Want to learn more about what KALAGNY has been up to over the last year?  Please click here to review our Year in Review.  

We are also pleased to announce the evening's honorees.  

Keynote Honoree

Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan

Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department

Trailblazer Honoree

  Photo (c) AABANY. Photo credit: Corky Lee

Austin K. So, Esq.

Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated

Public Service Honoree

Ambassador Gheewhan Kim

Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York

This year's theme is "Halfway to Hwangab: Celebrating the Past 30 Years and the Next 30 Years to Come."  “Hwangab” is a Korean word that denotes the celebration of one’s 60th birthday and is considered the most important birthday milestone.  Traditionally in East Asian cultures, reaching one's 60th year of life was a significant accomplishment and cause for rejoicing in longevity.  In KALAGNY's 30th year, our “halfway” point, we honor our past and present leaders and members for their founding efforts, sacrifices and transformative contributions that have made us the flourishing organization we are today.  Together, we look forward to another exciting period of growth, service to the community, and collaboration across generations of Korean-American attorneys and diverse colleagues.

Yours truly, 

2016 KALAGNY Gala Committee Co-Chairs


Sung W. Kim and David S. Sohn

Check out AABANY's Seminar on “Global Real Estate Development” - 6 PM, March 29, 2016

Listen to financing, legal and development experts discuss recent market trends, regulatory updates and upcoming real estate projects on a global scale.  Co-hosted by East West Bank & Asian American Bar Association of New York.  During the program, enjoy dinner at Mudan Banquet Hall in Flushing, NY.  Read more here.  


Derrick Do, FVP Commercial Real Estate Director, East West Bank

Alex Yong Hao, Partner, Jun He Law Offices

Michael Meyer, President, F&T Group


Margaret Ling, Esq., Co-Chair of Asian American Bar, Association of New York, Real Estate Committee

KALAGNY Officers

Bridgette Ahn, President
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Executive VP
Karen Kim, VP of Membership
Jay Min, VP of Communications
Iris Jun, Treasurer

Yosef Lee, Secretary

KALAGNY Governors

Dan Cho
Eve Cho Guillergan
Gene Kang
Sung Kim
Thomas Kim

Chul Pak
Maria Park

Chad Sjoquist

Suyon Yi
Michael Yim
Kenneth K. Yoon

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