General Announcements

November 2, 2015

Attending NAPABA's Annual Convention?  Let us know!  Join KALAGNY for Friday Dinner at NAPABA's Annual Convention - November 6, 2015

Are you attending NAPABA's annual convention this year?  Come and have dinner with your KALAGNY friends on Friday evening, New Orleans style!  Or just let us know that you attending so that we can stay in touch.  To sign up for the dinner or to let us know that you are going, please click here.  Seats at the dinner are limited; your seat will be confirmed later this week.

KALAGNY's In-House Committee Presents "Compliance and Career Development" - November 10, 2015

KALAGNY's In-House Committee Presents "Compliance and Career Development", a panel discussion on November 10, 2015 at Thomson Reuters, Millennium Room, 3 Times Square.  All of you are welcome, whether you are already in-house or considering moving in-house.  Or maybe you want to know some of the challenges/opportunities in-house attorneys face on a daily basis. This panel will explore various career development issues for those interested in careers in compliance or more generally in adding compliance as part of their skills set.


(above, the In-House Committee's panel discussion on March 16, 2015)

Program presenters will include the following:

  •    Dan Cho, Legal Counsel, Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd (moderator)
  •    Thomas Kim, Chief Compliance Officer, Thomson Reuters and General Counsel, Global Growth & Operations (panelist)
  •    Kat Park, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co, Compliance (panelist)
  •    Julie Kwon, Associate Compliance Counsel, Supervisory Affairs, CLS Bank International (panelist)

A special thanks to Thomson Reuters for co-sponsoring the event.  To RSVP, please click here. 

KALAGNY's In-House Committee Invites In-House Attorneys to a Fall Happy Hour - November 17, 2015

KALAGNY, AABANY, APALA-NJ and the Don H. Liu Scholars Program invite in-house attorneys to attend a joint Fall Happy Hour reception on November 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  The location will be at Public House - Balcony - 140 East 41st Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues).  Thanks to our sponsor, Planet Data, and our organizer, Austin So.  Space is limited and your registration will be confirmed closer to the date of the event.

To RSVP, please click here.

Join Austin So in a Conversation on Finding Success In-House and In Partnership With Outside Counsel - November 19, 2015


The Network of Bar Leaders, in partnership with KALAGNY, HNBA - NY, MBBA, and NLA will present "A Conversation On Finding Success In-House and In Partnership With Outside Counsel" on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 6-8pm at the New York offices of Kobre & Kim LLP, located at 800 Third Avenue.  A distinguished panel of in-house counsels have been assembled for the event. 

Program presenters will include the following:

  •    Austin K. So, Division General Counsel, Heraeus
  •    Jennifer P. Munoz, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  •    Ndidi Orji, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal
  •    Reginald M. Rasch, General Counsel, Rakuten Marketing LLC
  •    Uche Ndumele, Associate General Counsel, Pinnacle Foods Inc.

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.

KALAGNY Sponsored Chuseok Event with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law's KALSA - October 29, 2015

KALAGNY sponsored and attended a Chuseok celebration event organized by the Korea American Law Students Association at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on October 29, 2015.  Click here for photos.

A Networking Event to Benefit the New York Asian Women's Center

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, KALAGNY, AABANY and the NYAWC held a networking event to benefit the domestic violence survivors at the New York office of Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, located at 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 303.  NYAWC is a 33 year old organization providing a safe haven for women and their children and which provides multi-lingual support programs for families from all cultural backgrounds including shelter services, job training and counseling. 

Donations of gently used and interview ready handbags were collected for women survivors who are looking for jobs and are ready to take the next step toward independence.  Guests heard from the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan (NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Term, 1st Department), Sarah Flatto, (Director, Programs and Outreach, NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan), and a survivor who personally benefited, and whose children benefited, first-hand from the help of NYAWC.  Raffle winners took home handmade jewelry pieces designed and crafted by Michelle Lee ( and a complimentary weekend stay at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel in New Jersey. Click here for photos.

KALAGNY's 2015 - 2016 Mentoring Program Launch Reception

On October 15, 2015, KALAGNY launched the 2015-2016 mentoring program.  Special thanks go out to Troutman Sanders LLPFord & Harrison LLP, and Hudson Reporting, KALAGNY's sponsors for the launch reception.


To learn more about the keynote speaker Austin So, Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated, please click here.  To view photos from the event, click here.

Part II of the Litigation Committee's Two-Part Deposition Workshop 


On October 6, 2015, KALAGNY’s Litigation Committee held the second session of its two-part Mock Deposition Workshop PM at the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP.  Members of the Committee took part as examiners, witnesses, and defense counsel to conduct live depositions complete with a mock fact pattern, to be transcribed by a real court reporter. 

To view photos from the October 6, 2015 session, click hereTo view photos from the August 25, 2015 session, click here.

KALAGNY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic

Our monthly pro bono clinics are held in Manhattan and Flushing on the First Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm. 

Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors in need of legal counsel.

Manhattan @ Korean American Association of Greater New York ("KAAGNY")

149 West 24th Street, 6th Floor, NYC (between 6th and 7th Avenues) (map)

Flushing @ Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York ("KCS")
35-56 159th Street, Flushing (map)

The KCS office is located a couple blocks away from the LIRR's Broadway stop.


Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics

If you wish to volunteer, click here.

Join KALAGNY Today

KALAGNY has numerous programs and activities. There is something for everyone.
Check out what we have been up to.  
Join today.

 Job Announcements

All Job Postings - Check Out New Postings!

Click here to view our latest job postings.  
Note: you must be a dues-paying KALAGNY member to access the member's only-section of our website that includes our job postings.

If you are interested in a career with the City of New York, click here.

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Internship/Externship/Fellowship Opportunities

The New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is seeking to host rising second and third year law student interns, as well as  post-graduate fellows, for the 2015 Fall Semester.  Selected candidates will be exposed to a variety of tasks in administrative and municipal law, such as observing administrative proceedings and working with administrative law judges, drafting decisions and proposed rule changes, researching and writing legal memoranda, and assisting in civil court proceedings.

Candidates selected will have the opportunity to work in the nation’s largest administrative tribunal, gaining exposure to some of New York City’s many important regulatory agencies.  This learning experience will immerse candidates in city life, exposing them to the inner-workings of New York City government.

For a Fellowship opportunity, click here. For an Internship opportunity, click here.

Please direct all inquiries to

Prudential's Latest Open Legal and Compliance Positions in NJ, CT, TX

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

New York Life Insurance Company - Advanced Planning Consultant 

New York Life Insurance Company is seeking an Advanced Planning Consultant who will focus on supporting our Korean Market Agents, General Office Management, and life and investment product consultants in a point of sales capacity.

Please submit all resumes and inquiries to

**To see other jobs, including volunteer court attorneys positions with Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, click here.

In The News

The Economist Quotes Andrew T. Hahn


On October 3, 2015, the Economist quoted Andrew T. Hahn, a member of KALAGNY's Leadership Advisory Council, and a litigation and employment law partner at Duane Morris LLP in an article entitled "The model minority is losing patience".  He briefly discusses his own empowerment through becoming a legal professional.  The Economist quotes Mr. Hahn as saying: "I used to be a Twinkie, or maybe a banana—yellow outside, white inside—but once I hit the legal profession, I became a radical.  The article discusses the long-standing history of (and persisting) discrimination against Americans of Asian descent and immigrant communities in the United States.  

To view the Economist article, click here.

If you have news to share, please email:


KALAGNY's Board Member, Eve Guillergan, Selected to Co-Chair NAPABA's Solo and Small Firm Network

Congratulations to KALAGNY's board member, Eve Guillergan, who has been selected to serve as a Co-Chair to NAPABA's Solo and Small Firm Network for the 2015-2016 bar year.  Ms. Guillergan will co-chair the Network with Sara Sakagami  and Charles Jung.  Ms. Guillergan has been a New York Immigration Lawyer since 1993. She concentrates her practice in the area of U.S. immigration and naturalization laws. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, in 1992 and has been working in the immigration field since then. 

Advocacy Alert

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 2015, we witnessed the passing of a landmark 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Let's continue making strides, achieve equality and voice our concerns.  

Citizenship for Adoptees: The Plight of Adopted Koreans in America

Adam is an adoptee from Korea, who is facing deportation, and his story is, unfortunately, not unique. We are in contact with our sister bar, The Korean American Bar Association of Washington, which is diligently working with Adam's attorney, Lori Walls, Esq., from the Washington Immigration Defense Group and a group of grassroots adoptee activists and allies to advocate on his behalf. As we learn more about Adam and his situation, and of others similarly situated, we will continue to update you at KALAGNY's newly formed Advocacy Alert Page.

To see a recent New York Times article about Adam, click here.

To sign the petition in support of Adam (#KeepAdamHome), click here

To call your legislators to amend the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 to support all non-citizen adoptees like Adam to be granted U.S. Citizenship, click here.

In the meantime, we ask you to learn about Adam and others like him. If you wish to join KALAGNY's effort, please email us at


Amici Legal Podcast Series Launched

The New York State Unified Court System launched the “Amici” podcast. A series created to share with the legal community and the public at large information about the courts, the legal profession and the criminal justice system.

Podcasts currently available include an interview with William Leahy, Director of the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, and a conversation regarding the Uniform Bar Exam with Diane Bosse, Chair of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Both the audio and written transcript of each podcast are available.

Attorneys Involved in Judicial Election Campaigns

Please click here for a notice from the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center regarding mandatory training to all attorneys involved in judicial election campaigns and all judicial candidates. Please click here for the 2014 Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook.

NYC Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty

The New York City Bar seeks recommendations for potential speakers and faculty members for its annual programming (e.g. Committee programs, CLE, etc.)  We encourage you to share this form with your colleagues who may be interested in speaking at future events.

The form can be found at the following link: (or for those who have trouble accessing the online form, you can submit the attached PDF to Clare Plunkett at

Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio to with the subject "Call for Speakers."

Questions can be directed to Clare Plunkett at

Pilot Project in the Commercial Division, NY County - Request for Candidates to Serve as Special Masters

Please click here to see a letter from Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti seeking experienced commercial litigators who are no longer practicing to serve as Voluntary Special Masters for this new program.

Other Announcements

Join KALCA for a Night of Voter Empowerment and Drinks - November 3, 2015

The Korean American League of Civic Action (KALCA) presents "Fresh off the Vote: a Night of Voter Empowerment and Drinks".  Click here for more information.

NAPABA 2015 Annual Convention (November 5-8, 2015 in New Orleans)

Registration for the NAPABA Convention

·         Click here for more information about the conference 

·         Hotel Reservations

·         Travel Discounts

NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program

NAPABA has launched an Affiliate Grant Program which allows affiliates to apply for funding of up to $3,000 annually for projects related to membership development and pro bono activities.  Eligible projects include advocacy efforts to support APA communities, educational workshops for lawyers and law students, and community outreach efforts.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

To learn more, click here.

Join KACF at its Annual Gala - November 11, 2015

Please join KACF for a memorable evening celebrating the accomplishments in our community and the courageous work of KACF's grantee partners.  The KACF Annual Gala celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals and organizations in our community. Funds raised will support the work of KACF and our non-profit grantee partners in the Korean and Asian American communities, as well as initiatives for building bridges with our vibrant communities in New York City.  The event will honor Ken Jeong,  Actor, Comedian, Producer and Physician, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.   Juju Chang Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline and Michael Kim Host/Anchor, 120 Sports will emcee the event.  To learn more click here.

Law Students: Applications for the Don Liu Scholars Program are Due on November 16, 2015

The Don H. Liu Scholars Program, Inc. (“Program”) seeks to identify, cultivate and inspire future Asian American leaders within the legal profession, in order to address the single most important reality facing Asian American professionals today – the barrier to advancement.   The program will award each Scholar with a $15,000 scholarship.  To learn more about scholarship, click here.


The Korea Society

For additional information on The Korea Society, click here.

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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