Annual Installation Dinner

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area’s

40th Annual Installation Dinner

Friday, March 18, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco CA 94111

AABA is one of the oldest and largest Asian American and Pacific Islander bar associations in the nation – and one of the largest minority bar associations in the State of California. Through the work of over a dozen active committees, ranging from Judiciary, Civil Rights, and Community Services, to In-House Counsel, Mentorship, and Public Service, our members are actively involved in our communities and in advocating for the advancement of minority lawyers and judges.

Our members include distinguished attorneys, judicial officers, and local elected officials, including: Dale Minami, who helped overturn the wrongful conviction of Fred Korematsu; Cecilia Wang, the Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project; Joan Haratani, the first female of color President of the Bar Association of San Francisco; Charlene Shimada, the first female litigation partner and the first female managing partner of Bingham’s San Francisco office; Hon. Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu; and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The Annual Installation Dinner is our principal fundraising event, regularly drawing an attendance between 700 and 800 attorneys, judges, and legal services professionals.

Funds raised through the Annual Dinner constitute the bulk of our annual operating budget. By sponsoring the event, you help ensure that AABA continues its work in:

  • Promoting diversity in the judiciary.
  • Supporting pro bono legal clinics and providing much needed legal assistance to low-income Bay Area residents.
  • Strengthening the networks between our members and with the larger Bay Area legal community.

Schedule of events for the evening:

5:00 pm – VIP Reception honoring our local judges, award recipients, and Hyun Park of PG&E and Andrew Kim of NetGear
6:00pm – General Reception
7:00pm – Dinner Service & Entertainment featuring Katherine Park
7:25pm – Awards/Scholarship presentations
8pm – Closing Entertainment

Select AABA Law Foundation donors and dinner sponsors are invited to an exclusive reception honoring our local judges, award recipients, and Hyun Park of PG&E and Andrew Kim of NetGear. Invitation to this reception is open to those donating $500 or more to the AABA Law Foundation, as well as high level sponsors:

  • Benefactor Sponsors – Receive 10 reception tickets
  • Platinum Sponsors – Receive 5 reception tickets
  • Gold Sponsors – Receive 2 reception tickets




Baker & McKenzie LLP

Celerity Consulting Group Inc.

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

Keker & Van Nest LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Perkins Coie LLP


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Lieff Cabraser Heiman & Bernstein LLP

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP


Baker Botts LLP

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP


Fenwick & West LLP

Girard Gibbs LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Paragon Legal

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Reed Smith LLP

RLM | TrialGraphix

Ropes & Gray LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Thomson Reuters

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger


Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & Werth LLP

Arnold & Porter


Bank of America

Cooley LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dergosits & Noah LLP


Evolve Discovery

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP


Hedani, Choy, Spalding & Salvagione, LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kobre & Kim LLP

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP

Lee Tran & Liang LLP

Mannion & Lowe


Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson

Nixon Peabody LLP

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Sedgwick LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Symantec Corporation

Trucker Huss, APC

Union Bank


White & Case LLP

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