CBLA Hosts Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez as Part of Firm's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Oct 10, 2018

Cadwalader's Black and Latino Association (CBLA) hosted Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez as part of the firm's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Mr. Gonzalez discussed his career as the first elected Latino District Attorney in New York State, criminal justice reform and his groundbreaking initiative, Justice 2020.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

One Person, One Vote?

Sep 26, 2018

Guest speakers Natasha Merle, Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Deuel Ross, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, joined us for a discussion about voting rights, political gerrymandering and voter suppression.

Related Attorney(s): Patrick Quinn

Reports from the Trenches

July 25, 2018

The firm's July 25 Civil Rights Series event, "Reports from the Trenches,” featured Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal. The guest speakers discussed the most pressing civil rights issues of 2018, including immigration, the recent supreme court nomination and voting rights.

Related Attorney(s): Patrick Quinn, Anne Tompkins
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

Fred Korematsu and His Fight for Justice

June 4, 2018

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, uprooting some 120,000 Japanese-Americans – two-thirds of them American citizens – from their homes on the West Coast and forcing them into concentration camps. Fred Korematsu refused to go. He was arrested and convicted of violating the Executive Order and related military proclamations. The reenactment of this seminal case, told through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic documents and photographs, was developed and presented by members of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, including Cadwalader attorneys Jessica Wong and Kathy Hirata Chin, the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Honorable Kiyo Matsumoto of the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Ona Wang of the Southern District of New York. Fred Korematsu's daughter, Karen Korematsu, played herself in the reenactment and gave closing remarks. 

Related Attorney(s): Jessica Wong
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

Moreno Video Summarizes Legal Obligations Associated with Ransomware and Other Cyber Attacks

May 1, 2018

Cadwalader partner Joseph Moreno, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group and head of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection practice, talks about what company management, boards and in-house legal departments need to know about the legal obligations associated with ransomware and other cyber attacks.

In Moreno’s view, “Ransomware victims may find that their exposure does not end once the technical aspect of an attack has been resolved. Companies could find themselves scrutinized by the Federal Trade Commission and other regulators based on why the ransomware attacked happened in the first place, whether the company did enough to prevent it and whether the company has an obligation to disclose it to customers and even the investing public.”

Related Attorney(s): Joseph Moreno
Related Practice(s): Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Global Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations

Closing the Borders

Mar 8, 2018

Our Civil Rights Series continued on March 8 with "Closing the Borders." Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined us to discuss DACA, the border wall, due process and citizenship.

Related Page(s): Civil Rights Series, Diversity & Inclusion

Still Marching Into Selma

Jan 31, 2018

Our 2018 Civil Rights Series opened with guest speaker Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, discussing the organization's plans for 2018.

Related Page(s): Civil Rights Series, Diversity & Inclusion

Rock Paper Scissors: Religious Freedom or Equal Rights?

Nov 1, 2017

During the fifth installment of the Civil Rights Series – "Rock Paper Scissors: Religious Freedom or Equal Rights?" – Janson Wu, Executive Director at GLAD and Columbia Law Professor Suzanne Goldberg led a discussion on the class of two core American values – religious freedom and freedom from discrimination. We discussed historical cases and the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Related Page(s): Civil Rights Series, Diversity & Inclusion

Fanning the Flames: The Rise in Hate Crimes in America

Sep 13, 2017

Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director Anti-Defamation League, and Christopher Magyarics, Senior Investigative Researcher and Training Coordinator Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, led an open discuss on the rise in hate crimes in America and how we can play a larger role to combat them. 

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

Marching for Justice: A Discussion with Women’s March Founders

July 19, 2017

Three founders and organizers of the historic Women’s March - Mrinalini Chakraborty, Emma Collum and Breanne Butler - discussed the history of social activism, the genesis of the Women’s March and future plans.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

The Domino Effect: If Abortion Rights Fall, LGBT Rights Are Next

June 20, 2017

Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, led an open discussion of LGBT rights, reproductive rights and the intersectionality of each group’s civil rights.

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

This Land is Our Land: Oyama v. California

May 31, 2017

Cadwalader’s Asian Pacific American Attorney Resource Group, the Asian American Bar Association of New York and special guests Hon. Denny Chin of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Second Circuit and Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York presented a reenactment of the historical case Oyama v. California. Through narration, the reenactment of court proceedings and historic photographs, the cast retold the captivating story of Kajiro and Fred Oyama’s legal battle against the State of California for its use of the Alien Land Law against a Japanese American family. 

Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

"Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith and the University of Mississippi"

Mar 23, 2017

The Cadwalader Center for Diversity & Inclusion hosted our Black History Month program titled "Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith and the University of Mississippi." Cadwalader’s Affinity Networks and special guests Hon. Denny Chin of the United States Circuit Court for the Second Circuit, Hon. William F. Kuntz II and Hon. Margo K. Brodie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York presented a historical reenactment of James Meredith’s legal battle to be admitted to the University of Mississippi in the 1960s.

Related Attorney(s): Patrick Quinn, Cheryl Barnes, Osvaldo Garcia
Related Page(s): Diversity & Inclusion

"True Lender & Madden Case: Impact on Industry - 2 Years In"

Mar 6, 2017

Scott Cammarn discusses "True Lender and Madden Case: Impact on Industry Two Years In" at LendIt USA on March 6, 2017, in New York City.

Related Attorney(s): Scott Cammarn
Related Practice(s): Financial Regulation, Fintech

The Cadwalader Black and Latino Association Immigration Clinic

May 26, 2016

Osvaldo Garcia, founder and current director of the Cadwalader Black and Latino Association Immigration Clinic, discusses the group's work.

Related Attorney(s): Osvaldo Garcia


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