NY Law Journal: AALDEF Honors Civil Rights Leaders with Justice in Action Award
New York Law Journal - More than 500 people attended the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Lunar New Year Gala held at Pier Sixty in Chelsea Piers on Feb. 6. William Lee, second from left, partner at WilmerHale, and Viet Thanh Nguyen, second from right, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer,” were honored with 2020 Justice in Action Awards. The honorees were introduced by Debo Adegbile, left, WilmerHale partner and former director of litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Jessica Hagedorn, right, poet, writer, and multimedia performer. AALDEF Justice in Action awards recognize individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to social justice.