National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2014
Contact: Azizah Ahmad
NAPABA NAMES HAMRE, SCHUMANN, MUELLER & LARSON AND
PERKINS COIE AS ITS 2014 LAW FIRM DIVERSITY AWARD RECIPIENTS
WASHINGTON – The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. and Perkins Coie LLP as the 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award
recipients. NAPABA created the Law Firm Diversity Award to recognize law firms that actively,
affirmatively, consistently, and enthusiastically recruit, retain, and promote Asian Pacific American
lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership. The awards will be presented at the NAPABA
Anniversary Gala and Installation Banquet on November 8, 2014, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. (HSML) is a full service intellectual property law firm
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. HSML prides itself on its diverse staff, with 80 percent of its
associates and one of its five principals being of Asian descent. HSML attorneys Alex Kim and Bryan
Wong are both past-presidents of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Perkins Coie LLP has more than 950 lawyers in offices in the U.S. and Asia. Perkins Coie has
been honored by several organizations for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, including the
American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of New York, and Women in Law
Empowerment Forum. Perkins Coie senior counsel Paul O. Hiorse is a NAPABA past-president and
partner Audra Mori currently serves as the NAPABA Central California Regional Governor.
NAPABA is proud to name Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. and Perkins Coie LLP as the
2014 Law Firm Diversity Award recipients and applauds their continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
(NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law
professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and
approximately 70 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners,
large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at
all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes APA political
leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the
community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of
Congress, and public service organizations about APAs in the legal profession, civil rights, and
diversity in the courts.