CHICAGO, April 24, 2018 — The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division will honor Glenn Lau-Kee with its 2019 Solo and Small Firm Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of outstanding solo and small firm practitioners as well as bar leaders and associations.
The award will be presented to Lau-Kee at the Solo and Small Firm Awards Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Library Room on the 8th floor at the New York Marriott Marquis during the 2019 Section of Litigation & Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division CLE Conference.
This award recognizes exceptional lifetime achievement by a solo or small firm practitioner who is widely accepted by his or her peers as having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. The recipients are viewed by other solo and small firm practitioners as epitomizing the ideals of the legal profession and of solo and small firm practitioners.
Glenn Lau-Kee is a partner of the firm of Lau-Kee Law Group, PLLC, in New York. He began his law practice in 1975 at the international law firm of Coudert Brothers as an associate in the Hong Kong and New York offices, concentrating on banking and project financing matters. He joined his late father, Norman Lau Kee, in 1977 to form Kee & Lau-Kee. Kee & Lau-Kee has now become the Lau-Kee Law Group PLLC.
Lau-Kee is a former president of the 70,000-member New York State Bar Association, the first Asian-American to serve in that position. He currently serves on the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee to the Judiciary, and chairs the board of trustees of the U.S.-Asia Institute, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Lau-Kee was a commissioner on the Commission on Human Rights of the City of New York from 1984-90, serving as vice chair. He served on the New York State Judicial Screening Committee, First Department, and the New York Housing Court Advisory Council. He has served as vice chair of the board of the YMCA of Greater New York, and as a board member of the New York County Bar Association, the Fund for Modern Courts, the New York Bar Foundation, Legal Services for New York City and the Queens Legal Services Corporation. He served as president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York from 1997-99, and was appointed by then Chief Judge Judith Kaye to serve on the Commission to Examine Solo and Small Firm Practice and the Committee to Promote Public Trust and Confidence in the Legal System. He was a member of the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline formed by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. He also served as the ABA Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in Geneva.
Lau-Kee is a David Rockefeller Fellow of the New York City Partnership. He has been awarded the Dean’s Medal from Albany Law School, the Jane M. Bolin Leaders in Law Award from the Judicial Friends Association and the Honorable George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award from the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of NYSBA. He is also the recipient of the Order of the Red Triangle from the YMCA of Greater New York.
He is a 1971 graduate of Yale University and a 1974 graduate of the Boston University School of Law.
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