Dechert's Asian Affinity Group supports the development and retention of Asian and Pacific Islander lawyers and educate others about the history and traditions of our cultures. To effect change, we identify and address DEI-related issues and create new and recurring programming focused on the attainment of professional and business development skills. We offer mentoring circles, retreats and educational workshop for diverse lawyers. Reaching beyond Dechert, we engage with our communities through advocacy and pro bono.
The Asian Affinity Group hosted local office events to celebrate the Lunar New Year and Diwali. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2021, the group is hosting ABC News and Dateline anchor Juju Chang. Previously, the group hosted a conversation with Maulik Pancholy, an award-winning actor, author and activist whose career has spanned hit television shows, animated series, the Broadway stage and films.