On January 20, 2011, guests of CBLA and The Chinese Finance Association gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year. More than sixty guests, including business leaders and senior lawyers, mingled over cocktail and a five-course meal prepared by Chef Ng at Chinatown Brasserie of Manhattan.
CBLA’s Xiaoyan Zhang gave the welcome speech. Entertainment for the night included a two-piece erhu performance by Gang Zhao, a former first chair of the Shanghai Theater Academy, and singing performance by Qinyu Xiang, a recent graduate from Washington University School of Law. CBLA’s Catherine Pan presented the Outstanding Achievement Award in Recognition to Joyce Xu, partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.