2016 Awards Night and Celebration

Please join DAABA for its Ninth Annual Awards Night and Celebration, to be held October 11, 2016, featuring Simone Wu as the special guest speaker.


Please read about our special guest, Simone Wu, here.  For tickets or sponsorship activities, please click here. DAABA members may attend free, but please RSVP to socialdaaba@gmail.com.

The Awards Night and Celebration is DAABA’s largest event of the year, and serves to honor and recognize various members, local community leaders, and young students for their outstanding achievements, as well as award scholarships to students. It also serves as an excellent networking opportunity – consistent with prior years, we expect a turnout of about 200, with the crowd consisting of DAABA members, law firm sponsors, corporate sponsors, judges, students and other legal professionals.

DAABA will host its annual In-House Counsel Auction at the Awards Event. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the opportunity to dine with a local GC / senior in house attorney. Participants include:

SUZY FULTON, VP of Operations and General Counsel of AppSpace, Inc. and Past President of DAABA

CAREN K. LOCK, Regional Vice President and Associate General Counsel of TIAA and Past President of DAABA

RUSS COLEMAN, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dean Foods Company

PAUL LESLIE, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Parkland Health & Hospital System

BHAVEENI PARMAR, General Counsel of Tabletop Media LLC d/b/a Ziosk

TONYA JOHANNSEN, General Counsel of The Beck Group

ALLAN LEE, Director – Associate General Counsel Intellectual Property at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

HELEN YU, General Counsel and Director of Diversity at Southwest Airlines Pilots Association

BETTY UNGERMAN, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Lennox International

ROB BALACHANDRAN, Senior Group Legal Counsel of Ericsson Inc.

RANKIN GASAWAY, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of 7-Eleven, Inc.

Minimum bids start at $100. All proceeds are used for scholarships and DAABA activities.

We invite you to join and sponsor DAABA’s Ninth Annual Awards Night and Celebration to be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. This year, we are honored to have Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Choice Hotels International, Inc., as the keynote speaker for our event. Wilson Chu, former DAABA president, will serve as the moderator the discussion.

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