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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Convergence: Collaborating for a Grand Tomorrow

The 26th Annual NAPABA Convention will be held in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ from November 6-9, 2014. We expect to attract over 1,500 APA attorneys, including general counsel of Fortune 1000 companies, federal and state judges, and law professors from across the country. The Convention, themed “Convergence: Collaborating for a Grand Tomorrow,” will feature programing that celebrates the diversity and unity of NAPABA.

NAPABA will again coordinate with the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (NAPALSA) to host the student conference in order to help the next generation of APA lawyers develop the skills and relationships necessary to succeed and thrive in this challenging profession.

For the fifth year in a row, the National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference will be hosted at the Convention for prospective law students.


Online registration for the 2014 NAPABA Convention is now open. Registration rates will vary depending on whether you are a NAPABA member and the date you register. To become a NAPABA member, click here.

Click here to register now. You will be able to edit your registration with session and event selections when they become available in July.

Online Registration Rates
(before October 31, 2014)
Non- Member
Judges/Public Interest/Government

Hotel Accommodations

NAPABA is holding a block of rooms at the Convention site hotel, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, at the rate of $254 single/double plus applicable taxes and fees. A reduced one-time resort fee of $15 will be charged for each reservation made. This one-time fee includes unlimited guest room internet, housekeeping service fees, local, long distance (domestic) and 1-800 guest room calls, expanded shuttle service to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, tennis court access, and equipment rental. To make a reservation, please click here or call 1-800-354-5892 and mention the NAPABA Annual Convention. The cutoff date for this block is October 10, 2014, however this block WILL SELL OUT prior to this date. We highly suggest booking your reservation as soon as possible. After the cutoff date or after the block has been filled, rooms may still be available at the Westin but will be sold at prevailing rates.

Overflow Hotel Accommodations

NAPABA is holding a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites at the rate of $124/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will be available during the convention. To make a reservation, please click here or call 480-348-9280 and mention you are attending the NAPABA Annual Convention. The cutoff date for this block is October 6, 2014.

NAPABA is holding additional overflow blocks at two Marriott properties, the Courtyard Scottsdale North and the Springhill Suites Scottsdale North. Both hotels are offering a discounted rate of $219/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa will be available during the convention. To make a reservation, please click here or call 480-922-8400 and mention you are attending the NAPABA Annual Convention. The cutoff date for these blocks is October 6, 2014.

Travel Discounts

Delta Airlines is offering Convention attendees discounted rates to PHX between November 3- 12, 2014. Book online at http://www.delta.com using discount code NMJY6 and receive up to a 10% discount on published rates. The discount amount depends on the booking class and zone.

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares to PHX between November 3-12, 2014. Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZT7V592319 in the Offer Code box at www.united.com. The discount amount depends on the zone from which you originate.

Please check back in soon for discounts for car rentals and airport shuttles.

NAPABA Convention Credo

To highlight the values and goals of the organization, NAPABA has adopted a Convention Credo that will be one of the guiding principles for attendees:

"I undertake the responsibility of promoting a professional environment at the NAPABA Convention to encourage and maintain the important values of friendship, civility, community, respect towards all, and ethical conduct. If I behave in a way that is inconsistent with these values, I understand that NAPABA may take appropriate action either during or after the Convention. NAPABA's mission is to promote justice, equity and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans and to foster professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement. As a Convention attendee, I am a proud ambassador of the NAPABA legal community and will conduct myself in a manner that advances NAPABA's goals."

2014 Annual Convention Sponsors


Mercedes-Benz USA

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Baker Botts LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Bank of America
Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Licenberg & Rhow PC
Bryan Cave LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
General Motors LLC
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jones Day
K&L Gates LLP
Kobre & Kim
Lee Tran & Liang LLP
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Morrison Foerster
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Alston & Bird LLP
Association of Corporate Counsel
AT&T Services, Inc.
BakerHostetler LLP
Comcast Corporation
Crowell & Moring
Duane Morris LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Greenberg Taurig
Haynes and Boone
Liberty Mutual Legal Department
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McGuireWoods LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
United States Army JAG Corps

Allstate Insurance Company
Altria Client Services Inc.
American Arbitration Association
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cassels Brock Lawyers
Cooley LLP
Corporation Service Company
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dentons US LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Holland & Hart LLP
Holland & Knight
IMS ExpertServices
Jackson Lewis LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Keker & Van Nest LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Sheppard Mullen Richter & Hampton LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Target Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

American Bar Association
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
Fastcase Inc.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Lathtrop & Gage LLP
LeGuard, Inc.
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
State Bar of Arizona
Tower Legal Solutions
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
U.S. Navy JAG Corps
US Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
WellPoint, Inc.

Andrew Kurth
Arizona State University Office of General Counsel
EMC Corporation
Ilic Solutions, Inc.
Neota Logic Inc.
Thompson Conburn LLP
Wiley Rein LLP

Planning Efforts

Planning is still underway for the 2014 Convention, so keep an eye on this page for updates as they become available. In the meantime, for more information on the planning efforts, please contact NAPABA Meetings & Membership Manager Priya Purandare.


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