Raising the Bar 2015

Asian Women Partners in Major Firms

March 26, 2015

For the fifth year, AWIB highlighted Asian women legal professionals during our annual Raising the Bar legal forum. This year, we engaged in a meaningful dialogue and learned from the experiences of a notable panel of Asian women partners in major law firms in the United States. What were their paths to success and advancement? Did they follow the "unwritten rules," "stick to the schedule," and "be perfect?"

Our panel discussion was led by Alice Young, the first Asian woman partner in a major law firm in New York.  She has a four (4) decade understanding of the partnership track and is a respected member of the legal and business community.  Our four panelists are partners in well-known law firms and each shared a unique story to their decision to pursue a career in law and their paths to achieving leadership roles in their respective firms.


Alice Young, Retired Partner and Chair of the Asia Pacific Practice, Kaye Scholer LLP

Jasmine Ball, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Linda Ji, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Susan L. Shin, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP


Nixon Peabody LLP 
437 Madison Avenue
New York City


View the event flyer, speaker bios, and photos

Past Raising the Bar Forums:
2014 Raising the Bar: Asian Women Corporate Counsel
2013 Raising the Bar and Tearing Down Barriers: Asian Women Prosecutors and the Pursuit of Justice

2012 Raising the Bar: Perspectives on Taking the Bench
2011 Raising the Bar: Asian Women Leading in the Legal Profession





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