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2019 Midyear Meeting and Rising Stars Awards Dinner

October 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

We welcome you to our Midyear Meeting and Celebration of our Rising Stars October 18-19, 2019, in New York. The Midyear Meeting is a dynamic weekend event full of CLE programming, networking opportunities, fellowship gatherings and a spectacular night at the Princeton Club!

A limited number of reduced-rate rooms has been reserved at The Royalton New York and The Princeton Club. Mention the Armenian Bar at reservations.

Please note that on October 1, 2019, all prices for members will increase by $50 and for non-members by $100.



Midyear Meeting Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18, 2019
Location: TBD
4:00 pm – Meeting of the Board of Governors
7:00 pm – Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location: Princeton Club of New York – 15 W 43rd St., New York, NY
8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – Business Meeting
10:00 am – Employment and Labor Law – CLE
Panelists: Armen McOmber, Esq. (McOmber & McOmber), Maral Kazanjian, Esq. (The We Company), and John Shahdanian, Esq. (Chasan Lamparello)
Moderator: Scott Ohnegian, Esq. (Riker Danzig)

Panel 1 PDF

11:00 am – Break
11:15 am – International Law and Arbitration – CLE
Panelists: Grant Hanessian, Esq. (Baker McKenzie), Harout Samra, Esq. (DLA Piper), and Levon Golendukhin (Dentons)
Moderator: Denise Darmanian, Esq. (Gallo & Darmanian).

Panel 2 PDF

12:30 pm – Luncheon Keynote Speaker featuring the award-winning author, lawyer, and journalist, Michael Bobelian.
6:00 pm – 20 Under 40 Rising Stars – Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm – 20 Under 40 Rising Stars – Awards Dinner

Congratulations to the Rising Stars Award Recipients:

Lana Akopyan, New York

Liz Al-Dajani, Chicago

Silvia Babikian Pacia, New York

Alex Hrag Bastian, San Francisco

Aram Gavoor, Washington, DC

Steve Gokberk, New York

Allen Haroutounian, Los Angeles

Irina Hovhannisyan, New York

Alexandra Kazarian, Los Angeles

Aram Kerkonian, Montreal

Mariam Kuregyan, Los Angeles

Malvina Mardirosyan, New York

Yelena Nersesyan, New York

Paul Der Ohannesian, New York

Vicky Ourfalian, Los Angeles

Tigran Palyan, Los Angeles

Harout Samra, Miami

Vartges Saroyan, New York

Karen Tonoyan, New York

Kristapor Vartanian, Los Angeles


The “Rising Stars” were chosen from a large and impressive pool of candidates across the United States and Canada.


October 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


Armenian Bar Association


Princeton Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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