Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) MCCA was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them.
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On behalf of the MCCA Board of Directors, President & CEO Jean Lee and the MCCA staff, we would like to thank our member...
12/18/2020

On behalf of the MCCA Board of Directors, President & CEO Jean Lee and the MCCA staff, we would like to thank our members, sponsors and supporters for partnering with us to push forward a diverse, equitable and inclusive legal profession! Despite the hardships we faced this year, your commitment to MCCA’s mission and vision inspire the work we do every day.



We look forward to continuing to partner with you in the New Year! Together we will #RiseUnited for change.

With gratitude,
MCCA

Earlier this year, we lost #BobBostrom, whom throughout his career exemplified what it means to advance diversity, equit...
12/08/2020
MCCA’s Tribute to Bob Bostrom at the 2020 MCCA Diversity Gala

Earlier this year, we lost #BobBostrom, whom throughout his career exemplified what it means to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Within a year of his leadership at Freddie Mac, minority representation in senior legal management surged from 0% to 22%. At Abercrombie & Fitch Co., he tied diversity goals to performance reviews and made hiring diverse outside counsels an enduring part of the culture.

Bob was a relentless champion for organizations like ours. One of his last acts of service was generously donating the proceeds from his funeral to the MCCA.

Bob was an ally at all stages of his life and we miss him dearly. Please watch the video below to commemorate him and celebrate a life well-lived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELQCmkwRTn0

Bob understood the importance of developing a pipeline and did everything in his power to nurture diverse talent. We thank him for his contribution and belief in the LMJ Scholarship and MCCA’s mission and vision: https://www.mcca.com/pipeline/scholarship-program/.

#RiseUnited #InMemoryofBobBostrom #BobBostrom #AdvancingTogether #ItStillMatters #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity

MCCA honored Bob Bostrom and his legacy of giving at the 2020 MCCA Diversity Gala.Bob embodied what it meant to give passionately to the ideals he believed i...

Where is corporate America today six months after George Floyd’s murder in creating an anti-racists culture? Are employe...
12/07/2020

Where is corporate America today six months after George Floyd’s murder in creating an anti-racists culture? Are employers sharing the burden of addressing racial inequities within their organizations?



Join us on Wednesday for our Fourth Quarter Town Hall with Courtney D. Cogburn, Ph.D. who will present on the roadblocks and challenges in creating an anti-racist culture and how employers are addressing the racial inequities within their own organizations.



We are also pleased to have Juan Alberto Arteaga, Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP; Laurie Charrington, Associate General Counsel, Patent Litigation Team Lead at Intel Corporation; Amit Parekh, Corporate & Securities Associate at Baker McKenzie and Denise Zamore, Senior Associate, General Counsel at UnitedHealthcare Group discuss their experiences over the past six months, developing an anti-racist work culture, the challenges in addressing racial inequities within their organizations and how they have navigated through the challenges on the panel I Can’t Believe What You Say Because I See What You Do: The Emotional Burden and Impact of Watching Corporate America Wake Up to Systemic Racism.



It will be held via Zoom on December 9 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) / 11:00 a.m. (PST)



Register: https://www.mcca.com/events/mcca-town-halls/@

Join us next week for our Fourth Quarter Town Hall!We will be joined by Courtney D. Cogburn, Ph.D. who will present on w...
12/02/2020

Join us next week for our Fourth Quarter Town Hall!

We will be joined by Courtney D. Cogburn, Ph.D. who will present on where corporate America is today six months after George Floyd’s death in creating an anti-racist culture. The Town Hall will also feature the panel presentation: I Can’t Believe What You Say Because I See What You Do: The Emotional Burden and Impact of Watching Corporate America Wake Up to Systemic Racism.

The panelists comprised of in-house and law firm members will discuss their experiences over the past six months, developing an anti-racist work culture, the challenges in addressing racial inequities within their organizations and how they have navigated the challenges.

The Town Hall will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (EST) / 11:00 a.m. (PST).

Panelists:

Juan Alberto Arteaga, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Laurie Charrington, Associate General Counsel, Intel Corporation
Amit Parekh, Corporate & Securities Associate, Baker McKenzie
Denise Zamore, Senior Associate General Counsel, UnitedHealth Group

You must register for this event to receive the zoom meeting invite: https://www.mcca.com/events/mcca-town-halls/

#RiseUnited #TownHall #Q4

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) in partnership with Russell Reynolds Associates(RRA) is proud to annou...
12/01/2020

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) in partnership with Russell Reynolds Associates(RRA) is proud to announce our latest benchmark research assessing diverse and inclusive leadership within the legal profession: Leading Through Crisis.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, along with the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been headline issues in 2020. What have they meant for law firms and legal organizations? To learn more, this year’s research collaboration between the MCCA and Russell Reynolds Associates focused on how leaders are adapting to an evolving workplace environment in which standard ways of managing and mentoring employees has radically changed, as well as measuring the extent to which attorneys currently feel included in their workplace cultures and how those results compare to previous years.



Read the executive summary of the Leading Through Crisis report here: https://www.mcca.com/resources/reports/2020-inclusion-index-survey-report/. The full report will only be available to MCCA’s members.



Check out this Bloomberg feature on the survey at: https://bit.ly/3mr0JJt

For 15 years, the LMJ Scholarship has been nurturing the careers of outstanding law students and widening our profession...
12/01/2020
Celebrating 15 Years of the LMJ Scholarship

For 15 years, the LMJ Scholarship has been nurturing the careers of outstanding law students and widening our profession’s diversity pipeline.



It has helped students whose families worked three jobs to send them to college. It has helped students who grew up translating documents for their immigrant parents. Students whose perspectives we desperately need in our profession.



Those students are now rising and activating change at the highest levels of corporate America, at top nonprofits, and at district and appellate courts around the country. Watch the powerful stories of LMJ Scholars who have risen up to break barriers to entry and create a diverse, inclusive and equitable legal field for themselves and those who will come after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTHgJUAH8L8&feature=youtu.be.



Help us to break barriers to entry in the legal profession by donating to the LMJ Scholarship #GivingTuesday campaign. Donations are accepted through December 31: https://www.mcca.com/pipeline/giving-tuesday/



Donate to the LMJ Scholarship by clicking the donate button at the bottom of this email or visit our donation page here. MCCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a portion of your donation will be tax-deductible.



Make a difference. Together we will #RiseUnited

Join us in celebrating 15 years of the LMJ Scholarship Program and 215 LMJ Scholars! MCCA remains dedicated to breaking the barriers to entry and advancing t...

11/26/2020
Next week December 1 is #GivingTuesday and the first day of our LMJ Scholarship Program #GivingTuesday campaign! Donatio...
11/24/2020

Next week December 1 is #GivingTuesday and the first day of our LMJ Scholarship Program #GivingTuesday campaign! Donations are accepted until December 31 at 11:59 PM P.S.T.

Join MCCA and the LMJ Scholarship Program as we continue to strive for an inclusive and diverse profession! This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the LMJ Scholarship. Help us celebrate the achievements of the past and current LMJ Scholars. We will continue to push to break barriers to entry at every level of the legal profession!



Donate to the LMJ Scholarship by visit our donation page: https://www.mcca.com/pipeline/giving-tuesday/. MCCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a portion of your donation will be tax-deductible.

#RiseUnited #makeadifference #jointhemovement

This year alone, at least 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed, most of them Black and Brown ...
11/20/2020

This year alone, at least 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed, most of them Black and Brown transgender women. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives and the lives of so many others.

United, we will rise to recommit to the work that remains to ensure the safety, dignity and justice for the transgender community so that we can end anti-trans violence in this country.

#RiseUnited #TransgenderDayofRemembrance #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity

MCCA welcomes Anne E. Robinson, Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of #Vanguard; Michael Tang, S...
11/19/2020

MCCA welcomes Anne E. Robinson, Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of #Vanguard; Michael Tang, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Agilent Technologies, and Amy Tu, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Tyson Foods, Inc., to its board of directors.



“There’s finally a widespread understanding in corporate America that diversity, equity and inclusion doesn’t happen on its own. It requires a proactive, conscious effort from all of us,” said Stuart Alderoty, Chairman of the MCCA Board and General Counsel at Ripple. “We are thrilled to have influential leaders like Anne, Mike and Amy join the Board during this critical time and demonstrate what is possible when leaders come together for a common mission. I look forward to working with them to continue our progress of changing the face of the legal industry.”



To learn more about the new Directors of the board, read the full press release at: https://www.mcca.com/mcca-article/three-members-board-of-directors/



#RiseUnited #Leadership #leadershipmatters #diversity #equity #inclusion

MCCA is deeply committed to being an active voice and community of legal professionals committed to racial equity and sy...
11/18/2020

MCCA is deeply committed to being an active voice and community of legal professionals committed to racial equity and systemic reformation in our communities, organizations, and businesses.

We also believe that we have to lead the change we hope to see. As society continues to demand transparency and accountability, we embrace this opportunity to lead well and shape our future together with our members and partners. We are continuing our series of articles entitled “Rise United: Activating Change Together” to share stories, insights, and new ideas of how leaders in our community are leading their respective companies through systemic change.

In this article entitled “Committing to Inclusion as an Individual and within Our Firm”, Victoria Reese, Partner and Head of Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Heidrick & Struggles, shares her insights and examples of how their organization continues to create systemic progress to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. We invite leaders to join us in this effort by sharing your stories and thoughts with us on how we can all Rise United and lead our organizations through change.

#RiseUnited #ACT #Leadership #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity

To create lasting systemic change, we must look inward at ourselves and our organizations to make sure that we are promo...
11/12/2020

To create lasting systemic change, we must look inward at ourselves and our organizations to make sure that we are promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in our own lives and workplaces. Developing a strong pipeline of legal leaders is fundamental to achieving a more diverse, inclusive & equitable legal profession.



MCCA will hold the Sources of Success Program (SOS) today and tomorrow, November 12th & 13th. SOS is a twelve-month professional development program tailored for junior and mid-level women and diverse attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms. The focus is on identifying successful career strategies and allowing attorneys to develop leadership and management skills.



We are thrilled to have Stacey Hanke lead our discussions about how to be an influential leader in a virtual environment.



Learn more about SOS at https://www.mcca.com/career-center/sources-of-success/



#RiseUnited #RiseStronger

11/10/2020
MCCA 2020 Rising Stars Award Honoree - Maya Yamazaki

Congratulations to MCCA’s 2020 Rising Star Awardee Maya Yamazaki, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Maya focuses her practice on intellectual property, media and technology law for clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to global corporations. Her practice includes the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of information technology and digital media transactions.



We at the MCCA are proud and honored to know, Maya and call her a colleague and partner in our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.



Pete Johnson, Partner-in-Charge, Seattle, Partner and Wendy Kearns, Practice Group Chair, Technology, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, said of Maya, “As your law partners and your friends, we are so proud of all you’ve accomplished in your career and who you are as a person.”



Watch the full tribute to Maya and the amazing work she has accomplished at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ghDoGr1_Q&feature=youtu.be

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, thank you for your continued investment in advancing the legal profession for attorneys like Maya.



#RiseUnited #MCCAgala #JoinTheMovement #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity #BreakingBarriersToEntry #Fearless #Leader #Leadership

Congratulations to 2020 Rising Star Maya Yamazaki, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. MCCA’s Rising Stars is an annual list featuring stellar attorneys wh...

11/10/2020
MCCA 2020 Rising Stars Award Honoree - Susan Garcia

Congratulations to MCCA’s 2020 Rising Star Awardee Susan G., Associate General Counsel at Thomson Reuters. Over the course of Susan’s career at Thomson Reuters, she has been responsible for a variety of commercial and corporate transactions including mergers & acquisitions, global commercial contracting and partnerships.



We at the MCCA are proud and honored to know Susan and call her a colleague and partner in our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.



Sari Dweck, General Counsel, Customers & Commercial of Thomson Reuters said of Susan, “Within Thomson Reuters, you have always been our rising star, and now I’m so glad that you have been recognized outside of Thomson Reuters as well for the amazing leader that you are, terrific colleague and just great human being within the community. Congratulations, well done and well deserved! ”



Watch the full tribute to Susan and the amazing work she has accomplished at Thomson Reuters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO-znzRRTBQ&feature=youtu.be



Thomson Reuters, thank you for your continued investment in advancing the legal profession for attorneys like Susan.



#RiseUnited #MCCAgala #JoinTheMovement #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity #BreakingBarriersToEntry #Fearless #Leader #Leadership

Congratulations to 2020 Rising Star Susan Garcia, Associate General Counsel at Thomson Reuters. MCCA’s Rising Stars Award features stellar attorneys whose ac...

11/10/2020
MCCA 2020 Rising Stars Award Honoree - Sonny Haynes - YouTube

Congratulations to MCCA’s 2020 Rising Star Awardee Sonny S. Haynes, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP. Sonny Haynes uses her litigation experience to help clients meet their objectives, whether in federal and state courtrooms or at the negotiation table. Sonny’s litigation practice includes representing a variety of clients from complaint through verdict and on appeal.



We at the MCCA are proud and honored to know, Sonny and call her a colleague and partner in our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.



Betty Temple, Chair and CEO of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP , said of Sonny, “We are excited that MCCA is honoring Sonny S. Haynes, as a Rising Star.”



Watch the full tribute to Sonny and the amazing work she has accomplished at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFRvj0f8SjQ&feature=youtu.be

Congratulations to 2020 Rising Star Sonny S. Haynes, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.MCCA’s Rising Stars Award features stellar attorneys whose accomp...

11/09/2020
MCCA 2020 Rainmakers Award Honoree – Kobi Brinson - YouTube

Congratulations to MCCA’s 2020 Rainmakers Kobi Kennedy Brinson, partner at Winston & Strawn LLP’s Charlotte office in the White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations practice group who defends financial services and other clients in government regulatory enforcement inquiries and investigations, as well as class action litigation.

We at the MCCA are proud and honored to know Kobi and call her a colleague and partner in our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.



#TomFitzgerald, Chairman at Winston & Strawn LLP said of Kobi, “We are very proud to have Kobi as a partner of the firm and a member of our executive committee. Well done Kobi, and congratulations.”



Watch the full tribute to Kobi and the amazing work she has accomplished at Winston & Strawn LLP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9fDHpLqgg&feature=youtu.be



Thank you, Winston & Strawn LLP for your continued investment in advancing the legal profession for attorneys like Kobi.



#RiseUnited #MCCAgala #JoinTheMovement #Diversity #Inclusion #Equity #BreakingBarriersToEntry #Fearless #Leader #Leadership

Congratulations to 2020 Rainmaker Kobi Brinson, Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.MCCA’s Rainmakers Award honors exceptional diverse attorneys whose business acum...

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