Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders proudly announces George Chen as the recipient of the 2024 ACEL Impact Award for his exemplary leadership and community service.

George Chen, an esteemed intellectual property lawyer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP), leads the Intellectual Property Practice in Phoenix, specializing in high-stakes IP litigation, portfolio management, and prosecution. He is acclaimed as Band 1 for Intellectual Property in Arizona by Chambers and Partners, and has received multiple ‘Lawyer of the Year’ awards from Best Lawyers of America in Phoenix. Recognized as a ‘World’s Leading Patent Professional’ by IAM Patent 1000 and a ‘World’s Leading Trademark Professional’ by World Trademark Review, George is also a ‘Top 50 Attorney’ in Arizona by Super Lawyers. His contributions extend beyond legal excellence; he has testified before Congress, co-invented four U.S. patents, and served as President of NAPABA and AAABA. George continues to influence legal policies as a member of the ABA House of Delegates.

Celebrate the 2024 ACEL Honorees, Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership! Join us for an extraordinary evening, honoring remarkable leaders dedicated to our community’s thriving. Experience inspiration, a sumptuous three-course dinner, captivating entertainment, and the company of wonderful individuals. We are thrilled to announce Kevin Bradley as our esteemed Keynote Speaker, a prominent figure in the field of entrepreneurship. Be empowered as he shares his insights and wisdom during this memorable event. Come and be part of this special occasion, where we celebrate the contributions of Asian American & Pacific Islander leaders who shape a brighter future for us all.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m. Registration & Reception | 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 100 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2024 ACEL Impact Award Honorees are:

2024 ACEL Diversity & Inclusion Award Recipient:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kevin Chan Bradley is the Vice President of Culture & Belonging for HUB International, overseeing the company’s DEI strategy since 2021. With over 30 years in Human Resources, he has held roles as a recruiter, business partner, EEO/AA Compliance leader, and D&I leader across various industries. Bradley has developed D&I strategies, built ERGs, and established external partnerships. He emphasizes that diversity and inclusion are integral to all leaders’ and employees’ roles. Bradley serves as Board Chair for Access Living, on the boards of the Parents’ Alliance Employment Project and the Chicago Philharmonic, and has earned recognition for his advocacy work. He holds a BA from Northeastern Illinois University and an MS from Villanova University.

Ticket Prices:

  • Awards Gala & General Reception
    • $200.00 ACEL Member Early Bird (before 07/28/2023)
    • $250.00 General Admission
  • Corporate Table of 8*:
    • $2500.00* (includes reception, company recognition, and logo in the program)

    * 5.0% fee will be applied if paying by credit card

    All registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from An email confirming your registration and payment will be sent to the same address. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

    Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal. All purchases are non-refundable. Payments must be received by 4 p.m. on August 17, 2024, to guarantee your seat.

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