ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Christopher J. Chan has been recognized with the Judge Alvin T. Wong Pioneer Award by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA). The award was presented to Mr. Chan during GAPABA’s third annual gala at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Judge Alvin T. Wong Pioneer Award is the highest honor given by GAPABA, which recognizes a member for his or her outstanding achievements, dedicated service and leadership for paving the way for the advancement of GAPABA and Asian Pacific American attorneys.
“This honor is a fitting tribute to Chris’ commitment to GAPABA and mentoring younger attorneys from diverse backgrounds,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “He is widely respected within the firm and among clients, and he has a true passion for advocating and supporting the interests and professional growth of others. We congratulate Chris on this well-deserved recognition.”
Past President of GAPABA, Mr. Chan currently serves on GAPABA’s Board of Directors and is the current Strategic Planning chairperson. At Sutherland, Mr. Chan helps Fortune 100 corporations and technology start-ups identify key intellectual property and implement legal strategies to protect it. His practice encompasses all facets of patent law including international and domestic portfolio management and strategy, patent procurement, opinions and clearance studies, due diligence, licensing and related litigation.
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