The Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice-LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization’s accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. The event includes a reception, silent auction and dinner in addition to the awards ceremony.
This event is attended by over 1,200 guests, including elected officials, community partners, members of the local Asian American bar associations and leaders from the corporate, legal and nonprofit sectors. It has become one of the largest fundraising dinners in the AANHPI communities. It is typically held in October in downtown Los Angeles.
33rd Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
5:30 pm - Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 pm - Program and Dinner
Wage Justice Center
Community Partner Award
Chief Justice of California Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Legal Impact Award
The Honorable President Pro Tem Senator Kevin de León
Education Impact Award
Ming Chen Hsu and the J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation
Philanthropy Partner Award
Latham & Watkins LLP
Pro Bono Service Award
Producers, Writers, and Main Cast of Fresh Off the Boat
Public Image Award
Vice President- External Affairs
Dinner Legal Co-Chair
Jack S. Yeh, Esq.
Sidley Austin LLP
Paul S. Chan, Esq., Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow
Wendy Chang, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Shirley S. Cho, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Vincent M. Gonzales, Esq., Southern California Gas Company
Marie Jones, Esq., Bank of America
Stewart Kwoh, Esq., Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
John S.C. Lim, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Vincent S. Loh, Esq., Michaelman & Robinson, LLP
Anna Park, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Clarissa Park, Esq., Robert Half Legal
Mary Jane Perez, Microsoft
Sandy Sakamoto, Esq., LimNexus LLP
Nita Song, IW Group, Inc.
Kevin M. Tamaki, AT&T
Marie Tan, Marie Tan, CPA, A Prof. Corporation
Hon. Casimiro U. Tolentino
David Yang, Esq., Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP
Jack Yeh, Esq., Sidley Austin, LLP
Dinner Legal Co-Chair
Sidley Austin, LLP
J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation
Southern California Gas Company
IW Group, Inc.
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
The Walt Disney Company
Bank of America
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow
East West Bank
E.C. (Pony) & Kay Lee
First Legal Network
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Southern California Edison
California Bank & Trust
The California Endowment
The Coca-Cola Company
County of Los Angeles, Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Marie & Chor Chai Tan
Quantum Capital Partners
United Parcel Service
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC
California Teachers Association
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Banc of California
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
Englander Knabe & Allen
Friends of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
The Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue
Gomez & Furukawa
Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
The Home Depot
Japanese American Bar Association
Friends of Don Jue
Jung & Yuen, LLP
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Mayer Brown LLP
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Pacific American Fish Company, Inc.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, CSULA
Perkins Coie LLP
Philippine American Bar Association
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
SABA-SC and SABA-SC PIF
Southern California Public Radio
Tan & Sakiyama, A Prof. Corp
Thai American Bar Association
University of California, Los Angeles
Walker Stevens Cannom Yang LLP
(listing as of September 8, 2016)
Table sponsorships are available. Click here for more information about the Anniversary Dinner and for a sponsorship reply form. Return completed forms by mail to the Advancing Justice-LA office (c/o Hilary Low, Development and Special Events Manager) or via fax to (213) 977-7595.
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) organization. For sponsorships, contributions over the fair-market value are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The fair-market value of each dinner admission ticket is $80. Click here for a complete listing of the 2015 Anniversary Dinner sponsors.
Individual tickets are available for purchase. Click here for a ticket reply form. Return completed forms by mail to the Advancing Justice – LA office or via fax to (213) 977-7595. Deadline is Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) organization. For tickets, contributions over the fair-market value are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The fair-market value of each dinner admission ticket is $80.
Program Journal Advertisement
Advertisement spaces are available for purchase in the program journal. Ad sizes include: full page, half page and quarter page. Click here for a program journal ad reply form.
Make a donation to the event silent auction. Silent auction donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Click here for a silent auction donation reply form.
Click here for a complete listing of the 2015 Anniversary Dinner Silent Auction Donors.
Enter the opportunity drawing to benefit Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.
$40 for individual tickets or 3 tickets for $100. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Odds of winning depends on the actual number of valid entries received.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Grand Prize Winner - Ticket #695, H.S. Chung
Second Prize Winner - Ticket #690, C. Chang
Third Prize Winner - Ticket #449, L. Reeves
Fourth Prize Winner- Ticket #725, I. Nakamura
200,000 AAdvantage miles and a great technology package, including a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (32 GB) and a Samsung Gear S2 Watch!
Provided by American Airlines, Official Airline of the 33rd Anniversary Dinner and AT&T.
Lakers Game VIP Suite for 10 Guests.
Provided by Sidley Austin LLP and Jack S. Yeh, Esq.
2016 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series 50” Class Ultra HD Home Theater Display. Provided by VIZIO.
42mm Apple Watch Sport in a Space Gray Aluminum Case with a Space Gray Sports Band.
Provided by Nielsen
Rules and Regulations
The opportunity drawing will take place during Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles’ (“Advancing Justice – LA”) 33rd Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a travel-and-tech prize package consisting of 200,000 AAdvantage miles, redeemable for travel awards through American Airlines’ AAdvantage Program, provided by American Airlines, Official Airline of the 33rd Anniversary Dinner, and a select collection of tech gadgets and accessories (specified below), provided by AT&T (collectively, the “Grand Prize”). The Second Prize Winner will receive a Lakers private suite experience at Staples Center for the game on January 15, 2017, versus the Detroit Pistons, provided by Sidley Austin LLP and Jack S. Yeh, Esq. (collectively, the “Second Prize”). The Third Prize Winner will receive a 2016 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series 50” Class Ultra HD Home Theater Display™, provided by VIZIO (the “Third Prize”). The Fourth Prize Winner will receive an Apple Watch Sport, 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Space Gray Sports Band, provided by Nielsen (the “Fourth Prize”). Attendance at the 33rd Anniversary Dinner is not required to participate in the opportunity drawing, and winners need not be present to win. Advancing Justice – LA and the Prize donors reserve the right to add and/or substitute the items to be awarded as Prizes in the opportunity drawing in their sole discretion. The Prizes are not redeemable for cash, are non-transferable and cannot be substituted. The winner of any Prize shall be solely responsible for all taxes, registration, costs, fees, charges, surcharges, payments and other amounts arising from or in connection with the winning or acceptance of such Prize, all of which must be paid according to Prize donors’ rules, and such payment is a condition precedent to the delivery of the Prize. By way of example only and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, current IRS regulations require the winner of a noncash prize valued at over $5,000 in any opportunity drawing to pay the sponsoring organization of the opportunity drawing 28% of the fair market value of the prize minus the amount paid for the opportunity drawing ticket, which must be reported and paid to the IRS by the sponsoring organization to satisfy the withholding tax obligation. For any Prize valued at $600 or more, the Prize Winner will receive an IRS Form W-2G reflecting the fair market value of the Prize. Each winner also agrees to provide his or her social security number, furnish two forms of identification and execute and, if applicable, have notarized any and all agreements, forms, affidavits, releases and other documents, each in a form specified by Advancing Justice – LA. If a winner fails to pay any taxes, costs, fees, charges, payments or other amounts or complete any agreement, form, affidavit, release or other document in full, or otherwise fails to satisfy any requirement or condition for the awarding of his or her Prize, as required by Advancing Justice – LA in its sole discretion within the time period set by Advancing Justice – LA, such winner shall be deemed to have declined his or her respective Prize and Advancing Justice – LA shall be authorized to award, and such winner consents to the awarding of, the Prize to another opportunity drawing participant in the sole discretion of Advancing Justice – LA. The Grand Prize Winner will receive (i) AAdvantage mileage certificates issued by American Airlines that are redeemable for 200,000 AAdvantage miles, which can be used to book travel awards through American Airlines’ AAdvantage Program, and a select collection of tech gadgets and accessories, consisting of the following: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (32GB) in Silver Titanium, Speck Candy Shell Clear Case, Samsung Galaxy Charging Pad, Samsung Gear S2 Watch in Silver, ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger (3000mAh) and Charge-Sync Braided Cable. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Gear S2 are locked to the AT&T network and may not be compatible with other carriers. Manufacturer warranty applies; no other warranty or return allowance provided. Qualified voice, text and data plans required for devices and are not included. Samsung Gear S2 compatible with Android 4.4 and later with 1.5GB RAM (not included). Some features may not be available. AAdvantage miles for air travel provided with the Grand Prize are subject to the additional terms and conditions in this paragraph. Free enrollment in the AAdvantage Program is required. AAdvantage mileage certificates and the redemption of AAdvantage mileage certificates for AAdvantage miles are subject to the terms and conditions printed on the AAdvantage mileage certificates, and the use of AAdvantage miles to book travel awards is governed by the terms and conditions for American Airlines’ AAdvantage Program. These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Please visit www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/termsConditions.jsp for complete set of current terms and conditions. Travel and seats are based on availability at the time of reservation. Certain blackout dates may apply. Fees may apply for changes to flights, routing or passengers traveling once ticketed. American Airlines reserves the right to change blackout dates, embargo free travel and change policies without advance notice. Award travel is not eligible for American AAdvantage mileage credit or any other promotional benefit that American Airlines may offer. All fees, expenses and other travel costs not expressly included in any Prize as set forth in these rules and regulations, including but not limited to passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, security fees, ground transportation, gratuities, taxes and any other fees, are excluded and are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The winner of the Grand Prize must comply with all applicable travel conditions and requirements related to the Grand Prize, including without limitation travel documentation, age restrictions, liability waivers and reservation and confirmation procedures, which shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Second Prize Winner will receive the use of a Private Suite at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, at the Los Angeles Lakers game versus the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. The Private Suite accommodates ten (10) guests and is located on Suite Level B. Food and beverages are not included, but concession stands are located immediately outside the suite. Suites are accessible through a private VIP entrance for guests. One (1) preferred parking pass included. Names of ten guests must be submitted to Advancing Justice – LA no later than January 1, 2017. Except as expressly provided in these rules and regulations, any and all other costs, charges and fees arising from or in connection with the use of the Private Suite are the sole responsibility of the Second Prize Winner and his or her guests. Use of the Private Suite is subject to any other rules, regulations and restrictions of Staples Center, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. or Sidley Austin LLP. The Third Prize Winner will receive one (1) 2016 VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series 50” Class Ultra HD Home Theater Display™. Manufacturer warranty applies; no other warranty or return allowance provided. Prize will be shipped to Third Prize Winner upon completion of forms and submission of information required by Prize donor. The Fourth Prize Winner will receive one (1) Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Space Gray Sports Band. Prize will be given to the Fourth Prize Winner at the event. Manufacturer warranty applies; no other warranty or return allowance provided. To make calls and use web-based services, the Apple Watch Sport must be paired with a compatible iPhone (5 or higher) running iOS 8.2 or later with an internet connection, which are not included. Some features may not be available. The following terms and conditions shall apply to all purchasers of opportunity drawing tickets (“entrants”). Entrants in the opportunity drawing for any Prize must be a legal resident of the continental U.S., 18 years of age or older. Employees of Advancing Justice – LA are not eligible to enter. Employees of American Airlines or AT&T, their immediate family members and individuals domiciled with such employees are not eligible to win the Grand Prize. Partners and employees of Sidley Austin LLP, their immediate family members and individuals domiciled with such partners or employees are not eligible to win the Second Prize. Employees of VIZIO, their immediate family members and individuals domiciled with such employees are not eligible to win the Third Prize. Employees of Nielsen, their immediate family members and individuals domiciled with such employees are not eligible to win the Fourth Prize. Opportunity drawing tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and may be purchased at a cost of $40.00 for each ticket or $100.00 for three tickets. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Odds of winning depend on the actual number of valid entries received. Entries sent by mail or fax must be received by 5 pm PDT on September 22, 2016, for the drawing at the 33rd Anniversary Dinner. Any tickets not sold prior to the date of the drawing will be sold at the 33rd Anniversary Dinner. Only official tickets will be accepted. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Advancing Justice – LA is not responsible for lost, illegible or incomplete entries. Entrants will receive ticket stubs by mail or ticket numbers by e-mail depending on purchase date. The winning ticket numbers will be posted on the Advancing Justice – LA Web site at advancingjustice-la.org/dinner on or about October 28, 2016. By entering this opportunity drawing and/or accepting any Prize entrants agree, represent and warrant that:  entrants will abide by and be bound by the official rules and Advancing Justice – LA’s decisions, which shall be final in all respects;  entrants release and hold harmless Advancing Justice – LA and the Prize donors and providers from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any Prize or participation in the opportunity drawing or any opportunity drawing-related activity or travel;  the Prizes are awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) and  winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes the grant to Advancing Justice – LA and the Prize donors and providers and assigns of an unconditional right to use each winner’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and Prize information and/or statements about the promotion for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation or notice to, or any consent by, the winner, except to the extent prohibited by law. Advancing Justice – LA and Prize donors reserve the right to amend or supplement these Rules and Regulations at any time and without notice to ticket holders. All Prizes are subject to all other award terms, conditions, specifications, procedures and policies that may be set forth by the Prize donors. To obtain complete and up-to-date Rules and Regulations call (213) 977-7500 ext. 298. For more information, visit advancingjustice-la.org/dinner.
Click here to learn more about Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. For more information on the 32nd Anniversary Dinner, please contact Hilary Low, Development & Special Events Manager at (213) 977-7500 ext. 298.