AABA Condemns Immigration Arrests in State Courthouses

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 3:04 PM



San Francisco –  The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) stands with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court in demanding that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly cease the practice of stalking and arresting undocumented...

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Asia: Finding the Right Recruiter

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM



Foreign firms are starting to proactively approach foreign universities seeking attorneys for their China offices. US and UK firms have always been eager to bring over bilingual expats from the US, UK and AUS. Over the last few years, firms have been increasingly focusing on attorneys with exposure in the US, UK or AUS,...

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Professor Goodwin Liu Confirmed as Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

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Posted on September 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM



Professor Goodwin Liu was confirmed last week as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three, voted unanimously to confirm him."The AABA ...

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Representative Partner Moves & Promotions: 2011 Year in Review

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 PM



With many lateral partner moves and promotions at the senior level and partner level so far this year, there has certainly been a significant amount of restructuring at many of the top firms in Shanghai/Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. We’ve seen a few trends so far this year—continued movement between local an...

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New Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance Could Mean Big Things for International Arbitration

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM



Coming into effect earlier in June, the new Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance could allow Hong Kong to become a new center for domestic and international arbitration. The new ordinance eliminates the old difference between domestic and international arbitrations, which will now be based on the Model Law governed by a unit...

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A Continuing Trend: Wall Street Firms Raiding British Magic Circle Firms

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 9:06 PM



With the recent news of Sullivan & Cromwell hiring Kay Ian Ng, former Managing Partner of Freshfields' Hong Kong firm, London's Magic Circle was hit with yet another blow to their law practices based in China. Over the past few years, a trend has developed in which major Wall Street law firms poach top partners fro...

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Upcoming Events: CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June Events

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Posted on June 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM



CBLA June 29th Seminar on Managing US Legal Risks and Other June EventsSeminar on "Managing US Legal risks for Chinese Companies and Banks" The Chinese Business Lawyers Association, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (USA), along with White & Case LLP will be hosting a seminar on "Managing US Legal Risks for Ch...

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Senate Confirms Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court

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Posted on May 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM



The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the nomination of Magistrate Judge Edward M. Chen to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.As Malcolm Yeung, President of AABA, said,"Judge Chen is eminently qualified for the federal bench, having distinguished himself through a decade of service as a Magistrate ...

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Simpson Thacher to launch Hong Kong law practice

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Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM



Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced it will launch a Hong Kong law practice later this year. According to the press release, the firm will bring on partners Celia Lam and Christopher Wong, currently at the Hong Kong offices of Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, respectively.The firm hopes the launc...

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Firms React to Japan's Quake

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM



After last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the country continues to battle the disaster’s effects and ensure its population’s safety.Law firms in Tokyo are no exception, and as TheLawyer.com reported, they are concerned about the safety of their staff.Ashurst has given its staff the option to r...

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