ATLANTA—Womble Carlyle was well-represented at the third annual Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) Gala. The event took place Thursday, May 12th at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Womble Carlyle Atlanta Office Managing Partner Michael Sullivan, firm Diversity Committee Co-Chair Kevin Lyn, attorneys James Connelly, Preston Heard, Brian Hooper, Mike Ray and Nellie Shipley and Senior Marketing Manager Kay Newman all attended. Guanming Fang, Corporate Counsel for WorldPay US, Inc., and Tommy Shi, Chief Diversity Officer for Mercedes Benz USA, also attended as guests of the firm.

Womble Carlyle was a Jade Sponsor of the 2016 GAPABA Gala.

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA), formerly known as the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Georgia Chapter (NAPABA-GA), was founded in 1993 by a handful of core members who strove to establish a Georgia support network for Asian Pacific American attorneys and those interested in Asian American legal issues.


Michael E. Ray, Guanming Fang, Frank McDonald and Bonnie Youn

Michael Sullivan & Nellie Shipley

Kevin Lyn and Jamie Connelly with Judge JP Boulee, Superior Court of DeKalb County.