C100 Co-Hosts “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law”

On September 16, the Committee of 100 co-hosted “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law,” along with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by C100 members Stewart Kwoh, founding President and Executive Director of AAAJ-LA; Paul Lin, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Charlie Woo, Chairman of CAUSE; Debra Wong Yang, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the dinner was underwritten by the Committee of 100.

C-100 members Frank Wu and Brian Sun at “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law” on September 16

Speaking to an audience of over 100 guests comprising lawyers, activists, and community leaders, C-100 member Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean of UC Hastings, shared his insights on a wide range of topics pertaining to Asian Americans and the law, including civic engagement, Asian American activism, and the value of a legal education.  “Even if Asian Americans banded together, we are still a minority,” Dr. Wu emphasized, “it’s only by building bridges and connecting to other groups and building a majority, can you win office and change the world.”

Stewart Kwoh provided opening remarks, Charlie Woo served as emcee, and Brian Sun, Partner at Jones Day, moderated the discussion.  C-100 member Lily Lee Chen and Acting Executive Director Holly Chang attended the event along with C-100 Leadership Mentoring Program alumni.

To learn more about this event, click here for an extended summary and here for a video recap produced by CAUSE.

C-100 members Brian Sun, Charlie Woo, and Frank Wu and C-100 Acting Executive Director Holly Chang attend “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law”

C-100 members Brian Sun, Charlie Woo, and Frank Wu and C-100 Acting Executive Director Holly Chang attend “A Conversation with Frank Wu: Asian Americans and the Law”

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Frank H. Wu

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Stewart Kwoh

Nationally recognized civil rights leader

Paul C. Lin

Cross-border corporate transaction specialist

Charlie Woo

International Entrepreneur

Debra Wong Yang

Accomplished Lawyer and Partner of a global law firm

Brian A. Sun

Distinguished trial lawyer

Lily Lee Chen

First ever Chinese-American female mayor in the U.S.

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