September 12, 2013 — AALDEF & Kaye Scholer Book Party with Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund & Kaye Scholer’s APA Affinity Group and its Partners:

Madeleine Tan, Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson, Grace Pan, Niping Wu, Alice Young, Ben Hsing and Manvin Mayell invite you to a special evening with Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track:

Asian American and Practicing Law: An Evening of Sharing Stories from Big Law to Nonprofits

“Diversity Initiatives.” The bamboo ceiling. Race, class, and gender politics. The American Dream. Sound familiar?

Helen Wan, attorney and author, will read from her new book, The Partner Track, about an Asian American woman about to make partner at a large law firm and the impact of race, gender, and class. Join us for an evening of sharing stories about navigating the legal jungle as an Asian American. We will talk about inclusion, diversity and the ups and downs Asian American lawyers face, from working in nonprofits, public office, private practice, or climbing the corporate ladder.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:30 – 7:30 PM program 7:30 – 8:30 PM reception & book signing

Kaye Scholer LLP 425 Park Avenue Avenue (btwn 55th & 56th St.) New York, NY 10022

Please RSVP by Monday, September 9, 2013 by emailing

About the Author:

Helen Wan is Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner Inc. Before that, she practiced corporate and media law at law firms in New York. Born in California and raised near Washington, D.C., Wan is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her essays and reviews of fiction have been published in “The Washington Post” and elsewhere.