1 July 2009 – LawFuel.com – Albert Tan, a finance partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP, has been named to the board of directors of The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the organization founded by Trammell and Margaret Crow to increase understanding of the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia.
Mr. Tan joins nine other board members serving indefinite terms by appointment of the Crow family.
Currently, Mr. Tan also serves as an advisory board member of The Asia Society of Texas, an executive council member for the State Bar of Texas International Section and Asian Pacific Interest Section, an honorable advisory board member of the Dallas Asian Professional Exchange, and as a Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow. He is the 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Attorney Achievement Award presented by the Asian American Law Student Association of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
At Haynes and Boone, Mr. Tan formerly served as a co-chair of the firm’s attorney development and diversity committees. In his practice, he represents investment and commercial banks in connection with bank financings for private equity funds in the United States, Europe and Asia. He also counsels U.S. and Chinese corporations on foreign direct investment projects in the United States and China. Principal clients include Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, United Overseas Bank, Unipower, and Great Wall Drilling Company.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Tan was based in Hong Kong, where he served a secondment as Chief Counsel for Caltex Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation), responsible for all Caltex legal affairs in Greater China, and worked on FDI projects in China and other parts of Asia.
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art was founded in 1998 by Trammell and Margaret Crow to share their love of the arts and culture of Asia with the general public in hopes of creating better understanding and tolerance of all people. The museum strives to honor the vision, generosity of spirit and collecting tradition of Trammell and Margaret Crow by exhibiting, preserving, collecting, interpreting and researching original works of art from Asia.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of “The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For” (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).