PABA is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Leadership Award — Ben Hofileña, Jr.!
Ben is in-house counsel at Twentieth Century Fox where he works as a production attorney in feature films. For twelve years prior to joining Fox, he worked at the global law firms of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where his practice focused on intellectual property matters. Throughout his career, Ben has been committed to his pro bono work on behalf of children and domestic violence victims primarily working with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), The Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Public Counsel. Ben earned his B.S. in Physiological Science at UCLA and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Ben is a former PABA President, a former PABA Foundation President, a lifetime member, and has been a member of PABA’s Board of Directors for 16 years. Ben’s commitment to PABA is unwavering. Year after year, Ben remains a vocal leader and well-respected mentor for PABA’s board and its members. His willingness to serve PABA and the Filipino community at large for over a decade is indicative of his selflessness and high character.
Ben always says that he stands on the shoulders of those who came before him. Thanks to Ben, there have been dozens of Filipino-American lawyers and law students who have benefited from his leadership and are where they are today thanks, in part, to his contributions to PABA. Ben personifies the Distinguished Leadership Award and PABA is honored to award it to him.
Ben will be awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award at PABA’s 32nd Annual Installation and Awards Gala at the Omni Hotel, Los Angeles on March 14, 2018.
For more information and to purchase your tickets for the gala, please visit our Gala webpage at http://philippineamericanbar.org/?page_id=1048.