Saturday Evening, November 17, 2012

12:15 PM
  • NAPABA Luncheon & Plenary Session: Fisher v. University of Texas and the Future of Race-Conscious Affirmative Action Policies (Co-sponsored by Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP & Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP) Grand Ballroom
    To 01:45 PM
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    In the October term, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas. The question presented before the Supreme Court is “Whether this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), permit the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.”

    What significance will the Court’s decision have on race-conscious affirmative action policies, and how will it affect the Asian Pacific American community? This case has already stirred a debate within the Asian Pacific American community about the impact of affirmative action policies and has cast a spotlight on the stereotype of Asian Pacific Americans as the model minority. This program promises to be a lively discussion that should not be missed.

    Moderator
    James C. Ho
    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP;
    Formerly Solicitor General of Texas

    Panelists
    Lee Cheng
    Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Head of the Office of the Chairman, and Corporate Secretary, Newegg.com, Inc.; Co-founder and Board Member, Asian American Legal Foundation

    Neal K. Katyal
    Partner, Hogan Lovells;
    Formerly Acting U.S. Solicitor General

    Karen K. Narasaki
    Immediate Past President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center

    Alan Tse
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Churchill Downs Inc.;
    Co-founder and Board Member, Asian American Legal Foundation

12:30 PM
  • White House Tour (advance registration and ticket required) Meet at Pennsylvania Ave. entrance of hotel to walk as a group to the White House
    To 02:00 PM
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    Attendees have a special opportunity to tour the White House with up to two guests. Please be aware that attending this tour means missing the Luncheon and Plenary Session V.

    Registration for this tour is now closed.

01:30 PM
  • Congressional Tour (begins at 1:45 PM) Meet at Pennsylvania Ave. entrance of hotel to walk as a group to the Capitol
    To 03:45 PM
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    Take advantage of this special opportunity to tour Capitol Hill with up to two guests.

    To go on this tour, you have to complete two steps. First, you must register yourself (and up to two guests) for this specific event, via the Convention registration website. Second, you must complete a WAVES form for yourself and your guests; these forms are available on the Convention registration website.

    The deadline to register for this tour is November 5, 2012, due to security restrictions. If you register after November 5, 2012, you will be put on a wait list and will be contacted if NAPABA is able to clear you through security. You can still register for this tour, even if you have already registered for the Convention.

    It may be possible to attend both the White House and Congressional tours, if the White House tour finishes on time. But, given the schedules provided, we cannot guarantee you will be able to attend both.

     

     

  • National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference: Applying to Law School (Begins at 1:45 PM) Garden Terrace
    To 03:00 PM
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    Co-sponsored by American International Group and AT&T Services, Inc.

    With thousands of applications being submitted to their schools every year, how do schools pick the best applicants for their schools? Seasoned law school administrators will discuss what they are looking for when reviewing application files and share tips on how applicants can maximize every aspect of their application. Q&A to follow.

02:00 PM
  • Civil Rights Committee Meeting State
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Fortune 1000 General Counsel Closed Door Meeting Russell/Hart
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • General Counsel of All Other Companies Meeting Cannon
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Intellectual Property Committee Meeting Senate
    To 03:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • International Law Committee Meeting Congressional
    To 03:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Leadership Advisory Council Business Meeting Rayburn
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • NAPALSA Transitional Board of Directors Meeting Dirksen
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Real Estate Case Study (and Field Trip): An Insider’s Tour of 2055 L Street, a Brand New Mixed-Use Project in the Heart of Downtown D.C. Garden Terrace A
    To 04:30 PM
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    The Real Estate Committee is very excited to announce its first ever NAPABA Real Estate Case Study, in conjunction with the Asian American Commercial Real Estate Group of D.C.

    We will begin with a discussion at the JW Marriott led by the developer and attorneys for 2055 L Street.

    We will then travel to the project via the nearby Metro line for a behind-the-scenes tour. This mixed-use renovation project (which should be close to being complete by the time of the Convention) consists of commercial condominiums and a Verizon switching station, which created unique legal challenges and issues. The building is the headquarters for the National Restaurant Association, and there are a number of interesting restaurants and other retailers in the immediate area.

    Spouses and guests are very welcome. Hard hats may be required at the site (pending progress of construction), and comfortable shoes are definitely recommended since we will be doing a fair amount of walking. All attendees will need to purchase their own Metro tickets. Estimated round-trip cost is $4.00 per person.

  • Solo and Small Firm Committee Meeting Commerce
    To 03:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Reception for APAs in Energy, the Environment, and Commerce (Hosted by AE2C) Garden Terrace B
    To 03:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
02:30 PM
  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition-Final Round U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    To 04:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
03:00 PM
  • Who Got Next? Basketball Tournament Georgetown University Law Center, Sport & Fitness Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
    To 05:00 PM
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    Holding court in the nation’s capital has a whole new meaning now that “44” (a/k/a President Barack Obama) has moved networking from the back room to the back court. Bring your game!

    This basketball game will give Convention participants a chance to play full-court, five-on-five games. The Tournament format may consist of a round robin or pair NAPABA against NAPALSA.

    You will need to register ahead of time for this event ($15 fee).

03:30 PM
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights Committee Meeting Commerce
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Government Enforcement and Compliance Committee Meeting Cannon
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Immigration Committee Meeting Dirksen
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • In-House Counsel Committee Meeting Russell/Hart
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Litigation Committee Meeting State
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Regional Conference Committee Meeting Rayburn
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Committee Meeting Independence
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
  • Women’s Leadership Committee Meeting Treasury
    To 04:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
04:00 PM
  • NAPALSA: Law Student Eight-Minute Mentoring Senate, Congressional
    To 05:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
05:00 PM
  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Reception & Awards Presentation (Sponsored by State Farm) Garden Terrace
    To 06:00 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
05:30 PM
  • Pre-Banquet Reception (begins at 5:45 PM) Ballroom Foyers
    To 06:15 PM
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    Cash bars.

06:00 PM
  • Doors open for Gala Installation Banquet Grand Ballroom, Capitol Ballroom
    To 06:30 PM
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    Details Coming Soon...
06:30 PM
  • NAPABA 24th Anniversary Gala Installation Banquet (Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz USA) Grand Ballroom, Capitol Ballroom
    To 10:00 PM
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    Black-tie optional; traditional/ethnic formal attire encouraged.

    Program

    Pledge of Allegiance

    Award Presentations

    Remarks by Nimesh Patel, NAPABA President 2011–2012

    Installation of NAPABA and NAPALSA Boards

    Remarks by Wendy C. Shiba, NAPABA President 2012–2013

    A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor

    Co-Moderators
    The Hon. Denny Chin
    Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Wendy Wen Yun Chang
    Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

    Remarks by 2012 Host Committee

    2013 Convention Preview

    NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship Awards

    Mercedes-Benz Sweepstakes Drawing

    Closing Remarks

    Co-Emcees
    Hon. Edward M. Chen
    Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

    Paul O. Hirose
    Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

    Jessie K. Liu
    Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

10:00 PM
  • President’s Party Garden Terrace
    To 02:00 AM
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    Close out the Convention and ring in Incoming President Wendy Shiba’s term with karaoke and conversation.

    This is a free event, and you don’t need to register ahead of time.

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