September 18, 2017

Summary of KALAGNY'S Upcoming Events 

  • 2017 Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner (September 19, 2017)
  • Special KALAGNY Discount Codes for AABANY Fall Conference (September 23, 2017)
  • Women's Committee Event: Stress Relief Techniques (September 28, 2017)

Other Announcements

  • Volunteer Opportunity at MinKwon Center for Community Action

Join us at KALAGNY’s Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner!
- September 19, 2017

Event Chairs: Suyon Yi and Laurence Han

KALAGNY cordially invites you to join us for our annual Flushing / Long Island Dinner on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.  This year, we'll meet at Butcher’s Cut BBQ (146-13 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, Queens), located on Northern Boulevard between 147th and 146th Streets, across from Burger King. 

Lot parking is available behind the restaurant, which is also a 9 minute walk from the Murray Hill stop on the Port Washington Line (you must be in one of the last 4 cars on the train).

The annual dinner is complimentary for KALAGNY dues-paid members; $40 for non-members.  ONLY A FEW SEATS REMAIN, with priority given to dues-paid members.  Please RSVP by clicking here

KALAGNY at AABANY’s Fall Conference – September 23, 2017

The Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 8th Annual Fall Conference will take place on September 23, 2017 at Fordham Law School.  (See below for special KALAGNY discount codes and registration links!)

This year, KALAGNY President Karen Kim is chairing a panel discussion among leading Asian Pacific American women in the public sector in New York.  The discussion will be moderated by KALAGNY’s Executive VP, EJ Thorsen, and the panelists will include the Honorable Judy H. Kim, a member of KALAGNY’s Board of Governors.

See below and click on the links for more details of AABANY Fall Conference events featuring KALAGNY members.  All conference events take place on September 23.

The Melting Impôt: The Intersection Between Immigration and Tax,  4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  (NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional)

SpeakersEunkyong Choi (New York City’s Tax Advocate, NYC Department of Finance Taxpayer Advocate’s Office); Frank Agostino (President, Agostino & Associates, PC);  Brenda Stuart-Luke (Internal Revenue Service Tax Specialist);  Darol Tucker (Brooklyn Local Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service)

Moderator: Sunny Mangal, Student Attorney, The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate – NYC Department of Finance

Bootcamp: Road to the Bench: Review of the Application, the Interview, and Getting Endorsements, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Speakers:  The Honorable Judy H. Kim, New York City Criminal Court Judge, New York County, the Honorable Donald Leo, New York City Criminal Court Judge, Kings County; the Honorable Lillian Wan, New York City Family Court Judge, Kings County

Moderator: The Honorable Peggy Kuo, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York

Redefining Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers, 10:45 a.m- 12:15 p.m.  (NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional)

Speakers:  Sandra Leung, General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Anand Agneshwar, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Mark Hsu, Partner, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

Program Chair and Moderator: James Y. Lee, Associate, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

Trailblazing APA Women in the Public Sector, 2:15 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. 
Program Chair
: Karen Kim

Speakers:  The Honorable Judy H. Kim, Civil Court of the City of New York; Professor Elaine M. Chiu, St. John’s University School of Law, Director, Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development; Anju Malhotra, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Kings County

Moderator: Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Partner, Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP

GC (General Counsel) Roundtable: Leading Change Through Example, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  (NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Ethics and Professionalism, Non-Transitional Only)

SpeakersMichael J. Rhee, Vice President and General Counsel, The Durst Organization; Kelly Koyama, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Marc Jacobs International, LLC; LaTanya Langley, General Counsel, BIC44

Moderator: Lawrence G. Wee, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

KALAGNY Discount Codes for AABANY’s Fall Conference

KALAGNY members (who are not AABANY members) can sign up at the AABANY member rate using the discount codes below.  Use the registration links provided, and navigate to the payment page, where you can enter the appropriate discount codes in the "Promotional Code" field.  Be sure to hit “Apply” and check that the amount is reduced to the member price.      

Full Day (register here):

·         Attorneys Practicing in the Private Sector:  FC17KALPVT

·         Government or Public Interest Attorneys:  FC17KALPUB   

Cocktail Reception Only  (register here):  FC17KALCKTL  (for all attorneys)

Membership + Conference Combo Tickets:  If you are interested in membership, AABANY is offering a special combo ticket package.  Please review the AABANY member level page to determine which  membership category applies to you (e.g., Private Sector, Public Sector, Associate,  etc.), then purchase a Full Day combo ticket here, or a Cocktail Reception Only combo ticket here

Learn Stress Relief Techniques with the KALAGNY Women’s Committee – September 28, 2017

Wine and Shine! Join your fellow KALAGNY Women’s Committee members for an inspiring evening with Gayle Damiano of  She will guide you through simple techniques to learn how to deal with stress in a chaotic world. There will be drawings for high-quality essential oils and for a free intensive healing session with Gayle ($200 value!). Wine and delicious small bites will also be served.  Hosted by Menaker & Herrmann LLP, 10 E 40th Street, 25th Floor (between 5th Avenue and Madison), Thursday, September 28, 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

RSVP here by THIS Friday, 9/22.   Free for KALAGNY Members.  $20 (cash) will be collected from non-Members at the event.                           


MinKwon Center for Community Action -
Mentorship Opportunity!

The MinKwon Center for Community Action ( is looking for attorneys with experience in immigration, employment, or housing law to be part of its Legal Mentorship Network.  Success in the legal field is often attributed to having the right mentors at the right time, and the mentorship network is an excellent opportunity to continue passing this along while giving back to the community.

In the past year, MinKwon provided social and legal services to over 5,500 community members and obtained almost $7 million in benefits and legal awards for clients.  By being a mentor, you can help MinKwon's attorneys continue to have an outsized impact on the community!  

If you are interested and have experience in immigration, employment or housing law, or know someone who does, please contact Chul Pak at


KALAGNY members can view our many current job postings by logging in on our website or by clicking here.


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