April 22, 2021

Hailyn Chen Receives President’s Award and Aimee Contreras-Camua Named President-Elect of APAWLA

Munger, Tolles & Olson co-managing partner Hailyn Chen and new partner Aimee Contreras-Camua were honored for their contributions to the inclusion, empowerment and advancement of Asian Pacific American women in the legal profession at the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) Virtual Installation dinner on April 22, 2021. APAWLA is composed of lawyers, judges and law students who advocate for educating, mentoring, networking and developing leadership within the profession and throughout California.

Ms. Chen received the 2021 President’s Award for her long-standing work with our firm’s Women’s Initiative and her championing of the Mansfield Rule, both of which exemplify her commitment to advancing women and women of color in the legal profession.

Ms. Contreras-Camua was installed as President-Elect for her commitment to gender and racial equality. Ms. Contreras-Camua is highly active in both the Asian American and Los Angeles legal communities. Prior to her installation as President-Elect, Ms. Contreras-Camua has served on the Boards of APAWLA and the Philippine American Bar Association Foundation, and as the Real Estate Committee Co-Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

To watch the full installation video click here.

Munger, Tolles & Olson is proud of the recognition both Ms. Chen and Ms. Contreras-Camua received. This pride mirrors the firm's commitment to diversity and its support of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. On April 15, the firm joined forces with more than 45 other law firms and 17 general counsels from Fortune 1000 companies in the Alliance for Asian American Justice, a new coalition that provides pro bono resources to victims of anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment.

In joining the alliance, Munger, Tolles & Olson is reaffirming its long-standing commitment to taking concrete action in support of its firm-wide core values: advancing access to justice, seeking greater inclusion and diversity in the legal profession, and supporting the communities in which the firm practices. Read more about Munger, Tolles & Olson’s longstanding and recent efforts to increase and continuously enhance diversity and inclusion, here.

Hailyn Chen is a Munger, Tolles & Olson litigation partner and Co-Managing Partner of the firm. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation, white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.

Aimee Contreras-Camua is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on complex real estate transactions.