HONOLULU (Oct. 9, 2012) — Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Director and Vice President Louise K.Y. Ing was honored by the Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee at its annual fundraiser Monday.
Founded in 2004, the PTMPAC is dedicated to improving the lives of Hawaii’s women and their families by supporting and electing pro-choice Democratic women with a demonstrated commitment to the values of Patsy Mink, the Hawai‘i legislator who was the first woman of color and first Asian Pacific American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Mink authored Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark U.S. Department of Education regulation which brought academic and athletic gender equity to educational institutions across the country.
The PTMPAC recognized Ing for her commitment to affordable healthcare services and reproductive choice, which includes her work as legal counsel for Planned Parenthood of Hawai‘i and her testimony over the years on behalf of Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, the Hawai‘i Women’s Caucus, and Planned Parenthood of Hawai‘i before the state Legislature on women’s rights and women’s health issues. In particular, the group noted Ing’s support of groundbreaking legislation requiring Hawai‘i health insurance plans to provide emergency contraceptive coverage.
Ing has been recognized for her work in commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, labor and employment litigation, and real estate litigation by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation. She is the immediate past president of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association.