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AALDEF Executive Director Margaret Fung and Justice in Action Honorees A. B. Cruz III, Arthur Chong, John Chou, John Kuo, Lawrence Tu, Sandra Leung and Simone Wu on Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List

2013 Justice in Action Award honoree Congressman John Lewis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York and AALDEF executive director Margaret Fung at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's lunar new year gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on February 20, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

2013 Justice in Action Award honoree Congressman John Lewis, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia), Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York and AALDEF executive director Margaret Fung at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s lunar new year gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on February 20, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Congratulations to AALDEF executive director Margaret Fung and Justice in Action honorees A.B. Cruz III, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer Emergent BioSolutions (2011); Arthur Chong, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Broadcom Corporation (2008); John Chou, Executive Vice President, AmerisourceBergen Corp. (2014); John Kuo, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (2015); Lawrence Tu, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Office, CBS (2010), Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (2009), and Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Choice Hotels International, Inc. (2013), who have been included in Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List Issue (Release date: March 18, 2015), a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority legal diversity advocates, including corporate general counsel, law firm managing partners, law school deans, and the highest ranking government attorneys.

On March 18, 2015, honorees will be toasted at a cocktail reception, where Lawyers of Color will present Legacy Awards to Tom Sager, Ballard Spahr partner and former DuPont Company General Counsel and John W. Daniels Jr., Quarles & Brady partner and chairman emeritus for their exceptional careers and efforts to advance diversity in the legal profession.

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2015 Justice in Action honoree John W. Kuo, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Varian Medical Systems, with presenter former Justice in Action honoree Sandra Leung, general counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's lunar new year gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on February 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

2015 Justice in Action honoree John W. Kuo, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Varian Medical Systems, with presenter former Justice in Action honoree Sandra Leung, general counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s lunar new year gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on February 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Photos: John W. Kuo, Jessica Hagedorn, and Neal Katyal Receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards

2014 Justice in Action honoree John G. Chou with his daughter Carolyn Chou and his wife Teresa Wallace. Photo by Lia Chang

2014 Justice in Action honoree John G. Chou with his daughter Carolyn Chou and his wife Teresa Wallace. Photo by Lia Chang

Photos: AALDEF Honors Mari Matsuda, Aasif Mandvi, and John Chou in 2014 at 40th Anniversary Celebration

 Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase presents Honoree Simone Wu with her 2013 Justice in Action award. Photo by Lia Chang

Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase presents Honoree Simone Wu with her 2013 Justice in Action award. Photo by Lia Chang

Photos: AALDEF Honors Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu with 2013 Justice in Action Awards

From L to R: AALDEF Board member, Philip Tajitsu Nash; 2011 Justice in Action Award recipients Lillian Kimura and A.B. Cruz III; Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive. Photo by Lia Chang.

From L to R: AALDEF Board member, Philip Tajitsu Nash; 2011 Justice in Action Award recipients Lillian Kimura and A.B. Cruz III; Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive. Photo by Lia Chang.

Photos: A.B. Cruz III and Lillian Kimura Receive 2011 AALDEF Justice in Action Awards

AALDEF celebrated the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 11 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. The 2010 Justice in Action Awards were also presented to Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News staff columnist and co-host, Democracy Now! (second from L) and Larry Tu, Senior VP and General Counsel, Dell Inc. (third from L). From R to L: Margaret Fung, AALDEF Executive Director; Juan Gonzalez; Larry Tu; co-emcee Juju Chang, News Anchor, ABC Good Morning America; presenter Amy Goodman, co-host, Democracy Now!; presenter Ko-Yung Tung, senior counsellor at Morrison & Foerster; and co-emcee Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School. Photo by Lia Chang

AALDEF celebrated the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 11 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. The 2010 Justice in Action Awards were also presented to Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News staff columnist and co-host, Democracy Now! (second from L) and Larry Tu, Senior VP and General Counsel, Dell Inc. (third from L). From R to L: Margaret Fung, AALDEF Executive Director; Juan Gonzalez; Larry Tu; co-emcee Juju Chang, News Anchor, ABC Good Morning America; presenter Amy Goodman, co-host, Democracy Now!; presenter Ko-Yung Tung, senior counsellor at Morrison & Foerster; and co-emcee Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School. Photo by Lia Chang

Juan Gonzalez and Larry Tu Received AALDEF 2010 Justice in Action Awards in New York

(l-r) San Francisco-based civil rights attorney and AALDEF co-founder Dale Minami; New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-authors and human rights activists and Sandra Leung, Senior VP and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb received 2009 Justice in Action Awards from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at their 35th Anniversary gala dinner, at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers in New York on March 26, 2009. (Photo by Lia Chang)

(l-r) San Francisco-based civil rights attorney and AALDEF co-founder Dale Minami; New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-authors and human rights activists and Sandra Leung, Senior VP and General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb received 2009 Justice in Action Awards from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at their 35th Anniversary gala dinner, at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers in New York on March 26, 2009. (Photo by Lia Chang)

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