BOSTON, March 3, 2006 — Goodwin Procter LLP today announced that Paul W. Lee has been recognized by the Cornell University Law School for his many public service contributions. Lee is a partner in the firm's Financial Services and Private Equity Practices, with an active practice focused on corporate and securities law and on representing financial services and technology companies.
The Exemplary Public Service Awards are presented annually to Cornell Law School alumni/ae who contribute to the public good through their work with public interest organizations, bar associations, government agencies and law firm pro bono projects. Award recipients are selected by the law school's faculty/student Public Service Committee based on nominations submitted by peers and colleagues.
Lee is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which provides support and networking opportunities for the Asian American legal community. In 2004, Lee endowed the first NAPABA Partners Community Law Fellowship, designed to address the shortage of attorneys working on behalf of the Asian Pacific American community and to develop future public interest law leaders.
Lee's professional activities include participation in the American Bar Association, where he has served on the Board of Governors, Governance Commission, Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity, Executive Director Search Committee and the Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight. He also has served as a founder and board member of the Asian Community Development Corporation and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. Additional community activities include the Asian American Commission of Massachusetts, the Minorities in the Profession Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Board Member of the South Cove Community Health Center, the National Advisory Committee of the Asian American Justice Center and the Advisory Committee of the National Association of Asian American Professionals.