On Wednesday, November 8th Kang Haggerty Associate Siqi Cheng joins Fatima Agosto, Desjeneé Davis, Krystal Bordini-Cowley, Saba Abbasi, Erika Silverman, and Marisabel Alonso on a panel to empower future attorneys and encourage diversity within the legal field. The event is hosted by the Drexel Kline’s Women in Law Society. Siqi learned a great deal from the organization’s programs while in law school and looks forward to contributing to the conversation as an alumni. Continue reading ›
Jacklyn Fetbroyt is eager torepresent Kang Haggerty at the 2023 Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference (DDLC). The conference is hosted by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) and will take place in San Diego, CA, from March 11th through March 14th. DDLC is focused on supplementing attendees with educational CLE presentations hosted by each Practice Area Committee and along with networking events to help Law Firm Members develop and grow their companies.
NAMWOLF was founded in 2001 and is a nonprofit trade association composed of minority and women-owned law firms. NAMWOLF is focused on empowering minority and women-owned law firms and supports its members in fostering relationships, affiliations, and learning experiences with businesses, legal counsel, and other legal trade associations. Kang Haggerty has been a member since 2017.
Kang Haggerty attorneys Edward Kang, Kandis Kovalsky and Jackie Fetbroyt will be attending the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) conference starting this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. It is NAMWOLF’s first in-person meeting since 2020, and more than 250 attorneys are registered to attend the Driving Diversity Leadership Conference. If you will be there, please be sure to say hello and consider attending one of the continuing legal education programs that we are participating in.
Edward will serve on a panel presented by the Trials PAC, How to Navigate Multi-Party Litigation – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. On behalf of the Transactional PAC, Jackie will once again present her popular real estate CLE, From Brick and Mortar to Change or Mortem: The Transformation and Redevelopment of Malls’ Dead Space.
The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) recently named attorney Leslie D. Davis as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Joel Stern. The longtime Chicago resident was a law firm partner and litigator at Riley, Safer Holmes & Cancila, Drinker Biddle & Reath, and SNR Denton (formerly known as Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal) before joining NAMWOLF. She is also a commissioner for the City of Chicago Community Development Commission.
NAMWOLF, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit trade association composed of minority and women owned law firms. Recently, Edward T. Kang, managing member of Kang Haggerty in Philadelphia, PA, and a law firm member of NAMWOLF, sat down with Leslie to discuss her career, what brought her to NAMWOLF, and the challenges she has faced in her life along the way. Continue reading ›
On Monday, August 24th Kang Haggerty Associate Tianna Kalogerakis joins Judge Ann M. Butchart, Anjelica Hendricks, Stephen Kulp and Jennifer Coatsworth to present a CLE on professional inclusion. The CLE, Professional Inclusion: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Rule 8.4(G), Prohibiting Discrimination “In The Practice of Law,” will address the June 8, 2020 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling, diversity training on the same and a lawsuit recently filed to prevent its implementation. The CLE is moderated by Amanda J. Dougherty and is co-hosted by the Philadelphia LGBTQ Bar Association and the Barristers Association of Philadelphia. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Black Justice Coalition.
Kang Haggerty LLC will close its offices at 2 p.m. local time on Friday, June 19, 2020 in recognition of Juneteenth—the holiday which commemorates the ending of slavery in America.
“These past few weeks have raised the sense of urgency in addressing social injustice,” said Kang Haggerty managing member Edward T. Kang. “As a law firm built on diversity and inclusion, we join with our community in taking time off to reflect on the continuing issue of racism in this country.”
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
In response to the 2008 financial crisis, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) in 2010, focused on addressing sectors of the financial services industry. Dodd-Frank was to be implemented over time: Section 1071 (15 U.S. Code § 1691c-2(a)) has been pushed back on the implementation timeline, as it does not become effective until the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) implements regulations – which it has not.
Section 1071 amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. It requires financial institutions and governmental entities to compile, maintain, and submit data to the CFPB regarding credit applications submitted by women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses.
When ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, also published online at Law.com, convened their annual Roundtable Discussion on Diversity and Inclusion efforts, they turned to Kang Haggerty LLC (KH) managing member Edward T. Kang to serve as moderator.
The roundtable originally appeared in the October 15, 2019 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, and is available to read online at Law.com.
Besides his own first-hand experiences as a diverse lawyer, and leader of a minority-owned law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kang and his firm are active members of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Kang Haggerty is also certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise by the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council.