In September 2015, young arbitration specialists based in New York City gathered for the inaugural meeting of the Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York (YIAP-NY). Initiated by Herbert Smith Freehills New York LLP, YIAP-NY's current membership has 48 members, representing a diverse cross-section of New York's international arbitration community. Among YIAP-NY's membership are practitioners from 18 law firms, as well as arbitration specialists from arbitral institutions and scholars.
Liang-Ying Tan, co-Chair of YIAP-NY (along with Jessica Cameron), says, "YIAP-NY is a discussion group for international arbitration specialists under the age of 40 who are based in New York City. We host monthly meetings to give young practitioners the chance to get to know each other, as well as to learn about current issues in arbitration and share knowledge. This group will also give younger practitioners the opportunity to speak on particular topics of interest—in fact, the presenters at the first two events are both YIAP-NY members."