The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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10/28/2020 5:00 PM • Zoom Link TBD
09/30/2021 • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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    • 10/28/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Link TBD
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    GAPABA's New Lawyers & Law Students (NLLS) Committee Presents


    A Virtual Event for New Lawyers & Law Students

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

    5:00 - 6:30 PM (EST)


    ZOOM LINK provided prior to event

    Calling all Law Students and Young Lawyers! GAPABA recognizes that during the Pandemic, it's been incredibly challenging for law students, recent graduates, and young associates to network and gain introductions to experienced attorneys and develop the soft skills necessary to succeed. This is your chance! Our event will feature a brief panel discussion followed by intimate breakout room sessions for mentees to hone your virtual networking skills. 

    Our confirmed mentors include:

    In-House Counsel

    • Timothy Wang (GAPABA President-Elect), Associate General Counsel, Delta Air Lines 
    • Michael Wu, Chief Legal Officer, Madewell
    • Bill Min, EVP & General Counsel, RELX (LexisNexis Risk Solutions), Risk & Business Analytics
    • Tara Plimpton, Sr. EVP, Chief Legal Officer, & Corp. Secretary, Regions Bank
    • Guanming Fang Ray, Deputy General Counsel, Priority Technology Holdings
    • Shawn Galey, VP, General Counsel & Gov't Affairs (Americas & Asia), Brambles
    • Andrew Leba, IP Counsel, Change Healthcare

    Law Firms


    • Angela Hsu (GAPABA President), Of Counsel, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
    • Chris Chan, Partner, Eversheds-Sutherland
    • Dan Huynh, Partner, Morris Manning & Martin
    • Sam Choy, Partner, King & Spalding


    Solo/Small Firm:

    Public Interest

    • Alpa Amin, Executive Director, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)
    • Phi Nguyen, Litigation Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (AAAJA)
    • Hillary Li, Staff Attorney, AAAJA
    • Van Huynh, Community Counsel, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) 

    Legal Recruiting

    • Bonnie Youn, Legal Recruiting Manager, The RMN Agency

    Attorney Moderators/NLLS Co-Chairs

    Co-Sponsored by:

    If you have questions about the program and format, please contact Kristin & Brenny at

    If you have any questions about registration, please contact:

    • 09/30/2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom, 246 Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    POSTPONED TO SEPT. 30, 2021


    We regret to have to further extend our GAPABA Gala to the new date of September 30, 2021. For all of our Sponsors who have already contributed, your sponsorship dollars will be applied to the rescheduled gala at the same level that was previously offered. We will also offer our sponsors the option to apply your sponsorship dollars to a virtual holiday celebration that we will host in 2020, details to be announced at a later date.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported our organization by attending our events, contributing your ideas, volunteering and providing monetary and other support. Your ongoing interest in our mission is the reason for our continued success, even in the midst of the pandemic. 

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Complete List of 2020 Sponsors




Han C. Choi Scholarship


From his Law Firm, Ballard Spahr

Han C. Choi, who served as Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Atlanta Office, led the firm's Korea Initiative, and was respected locally and nationally for his extraordinary work on behalf of Asian American lawyers and students, died March 26, 2018.

Mr. Choi, 52, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2017. He was determined to maintain his successful law practice, as well as his active civic and social life, for as long as possible. In the year since his diagnosis, Mr. Choi traveled with his wife, Catherine, and their three children. He was honored by civic organizations he helped build and grow, assisted clients with their business needs, and—as always—participated in activities that enriched the lives of others.

... "Han was a leader, a teacher, a mentor, a friend. He was all of those things in one," Ballard Spahr Associate Stephanie Kim said. "He truly cared about his clients, some of whom became his closest friends. And he listened to others because he didn't believe that his way was always the right way. Even in the most pressure-filled situation, he remained calm and looking for solutions. That had a quiet, uplifting effect on everyone around him.”

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