Sidley is proud to announce the firm has joined the Alliance for Asian American Justice, a new nationwide coalition whose mission is to provide “culturally responsive” legal support and advocacy to victims of anti-Asian violence in the United States. Partner Jack S. Yeh (Century City), who serves on the board of directors for Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, was instrumental in facilitating Sidley’s participation in the coalition.
The Alliance for Asian American Justice brings together more than 45 law firms and 17 general counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. Member firms and companies have committed their pro bono programs and resources to support the Asian American Pacific Islander community against the rise in anti-Asian prejudice across the country. Legal services offered will include filing lawsuits in pursuit of compensatory and other civil remedies and coordinating with law enforcement to ensure hate crime perpetrators are held accountable.
The alliance will also work in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and other frontline legal, civil rights, and community organizations.
Along with NAPABA and other members of the legal profession and business community, Sidley recently expressed its stance denouncing anti-Asian hate, violence, and racism related to the coronavirus.