On November 1, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys John Scannapieco and Frank Xue, patent agent Azie Aziz and former firm attorney Wilka Toppins attended the 2023 Huffington Award Luncheon, hosted by Asia Society Texas at the River Oaks Country Club. The luncheon honored Gary Locke, the trailblazing former two-term governor of Washington State and U.S. ambassador to China.

Womble Bond Dickinson is proud to support Asia Society Texas and its mission to promote understanding and appreciation of Asian cultures and perspectives.  Asia Society Texas is committed to working with others to build a more inclusive and interconnected world.

The Huffington Award is Asia Society Texas' highest honor, presented to outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to international understanding. Past recipients include President George H.W. Bush, former ExxonMobil CEO and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and the Honorable Kevin Rudd (former Prime Minister of Australia).

The delegates from Womble Bond Dickinson were pleased to have the opportunity to network with other leaders from the business, government, and cultural communities in Houston.