Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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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.
Paul, Weiss took part in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) 2019 Convention, the largest annual national gathering of attorneys, judges, law students, legal scholars and elected officials of Asian-American or Pacific Islands-American heritage.
At the convention, litigation partner Jeannie Rhee spoke on a panel, “What the DOJ’s ‘China Initiative’ Means for White Collar Prosecutions.” The panel focused on recent high-profile cases involving Chinese companies and individuals, what the DOJ’s recent focus means for attorneys representing companies and individuals with any connection to China, and an overview of major compliance and enforcement risks for companies and individuals doing business with China.
Paul, Weiss also hosted a plenary lunch titled “Beyond Marriage Equality: The Next Stage of Inclusion.” The session connected the current issues faced by the LGBTQ community to the lived experience of community members and the on-the-ground debates going on in Texas, and discussed what attorneys can do in support of inclusion.
The Asian-American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) won the NAPABA Affiliate of the Year Award. Corporate partner Lawrence Wee has served on the AABANY board and is co-chair of the AABANY Corporate Law Committee, and litigation partner Jennifer Wu is co-chair of the AABANY Women’s Committee.
Litigation counsel Karen King also received the NAPABA Pro Bono Award. The award recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in pro bono service that involved impact litigation to advance or protect civil rights, or who provided direct legal services to individuals in the furtherance of the administration of justice.
The convention took place from November 7 to 10 in Austin, Texas.