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Our firm has been committed to inclusion since its founding — a dedication that has shaped the intellectual and cultural character of Paul, Weiss over many decades. Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity and inclusion, but none can match Paul, Weiss’s history of putting it into practice.
As part of the D.C. Speakers Series, Paul, Weiss’s Washington, D.C. office hosted a discussion with John C. Yang, president and CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, on challenges and opportunities in combating anti-Asian American racism.
More than 100 members of the Paul, Weiss community attended the discussion, led by litigation partner Jeannie Rhee. The speakers touched on “model minority” and “perpetual foreigner” myths; recent Advancing Justice - AAJC bystander trainings for more than 50,000 volunteer allies; and the critical need to participate in PTAs and school boards in order to effect local change. Mr. Yang also highlighted how recent social turbulence has created “shared pain and shared power” across religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities, and has catalyzed a renewed sense of community.
The D.C. Speakers Series, a joint initiative of the D.C. Diversity Committee and the D.C. Prism Network, presents a wide range of viewpoints on important topics in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Click here to view Mr. Yang in recent conversation with NAACP LDF President Sherrilyn Ifill earlier this month.