2014 Awards Night and Celebration – Meyerson

The 2014 DAABA Awards Event was held at the Meyerson Symphony Center on October 23, 2014.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, friends and patrons!  Our notable corporate sponsors include:

JADE LEVEL SPONSORS: Norton Rose Fulbright, Baker Botts, K&L Gates, Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada Mockler and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS: Haynes and Boone, LLP, Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C., Sidley Austin, LLP and Exxon Mobil
  • EMERALD LEVEL SPONSORS: Andrews Kurth LLP, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP,
  • RUBY LEVEL SPONSORS: Thompson Coe, UNT Dallas College of Law, Jones Day, Jackson Lewis LLP, AT&T, Carrington Coleman, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, SMU Dedman School of Law, Locke Lorde, LLP and Ricoh
  • PEARL LEVEL SPONSORS: Anderson Kill P.C., Mr. Phillip T. Chen, Special Counsel, DFWAACC, Dallas Bar Association, Littler Mendelson, Burford & Ryburn, Carstens & Cahoon, LLP, Adecco and Courtroom Sciences Inc.

Our key note speaker was Mr. Don H. Liu, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Xerox Corporation.  In this role, reporting directly to Ursula M.  Burns, Chairman and CEO, he is responsible for all of Xerox’s legal and government affairs.

Mr. Liu’s professional affiliations include being a member and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (a non-profit organization promoting diversity in the practice of law); Vice Chair of the  Asian American Diversity Advisory Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the Joint Diversity Council, Comcast Corporation; a member of the New York Stock Exchange Commission on Corporate Governance; a former member of the Board of Directors of Association of Corporate Counsel; a founder and a member of the Advisory Board of MoreBank (an ethnic community bank); a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Bar Foundation; a member of the American Law Institute; a former member of the Board of Trustees of Mercy Health System (a Catholic hospital chain); a former member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; and former Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Mr. Liu is the recipient of America’s Top General Counsel Honor from NYSE Euronext’s Corporate Board Member, National Law Journal – America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel recognition, the Legend in Law Award from the Burton  Foundation and The Library of Congress,  Inside Counsel magazine’s Transformative Leadership Award, Connecticut Law Tribune’s Legal Department of the Year – In-House Counsel Management Award, MCCA/America Lawyer Media Diversity Award, the Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity, the Spirit of  Asian America Award from the Asian American Federation, the Diversity Award from ABA’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity, the Justice in Action Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the ICON Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Founders Award from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, the Achievement Award from Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and the Business Leadership Award from the Korean American Coalition.

The DAABA 2014 Award Winners were:

Enduring Partner Award: Norton Rose Fulbright
Taryn Vu Outstanding Youth Award: Jared “Jack” Forrester Johnson, Senior at Episcopal School of Dallas
Law Student Scholarship: Devanshi Somaya, SMU Dedman School of Law
Outstanding DAABA Member Award: John Ting, Law Office of John Ting
Community Leader Award: Judge Tina Yoo Clinton, Dallas County Criminal Court 8

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