MCCA Diversity Gala

Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala, MCCA’s signature fundraising event. The Diversity Gala helps fund MCCA’s key research and programming throughout the year. The Gala features an elegant networking reception, an awards program recognizing achievement and leadership in diversity and inclusion efforts by an individual, law firm, and corporation.

Gala Honorees

David L. Cohen

Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Meet David

American Express Company

EOC Award Finalist
New York, NY
Meet Laureen

Discover Financial Services

EOC Award Finalist
Riverwoods, IL
Meet Kelly

Duke Energy Corporation

EOC Award Finalist
Charlotte, NC
Meet Julie

2017 Diversity Gala Honorees

Verizon Communications

EOC Award Finalist
Basking Ridge, NJ
Meet Craig

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalist
Meet Company

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Thomas L. Sager Finalist
Meet Company

Proskauer Rose LLP

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalist
Meet Company

Event Sponsors

MCCA would like to thank all our generous sponsors who supported MCCA’s 2017 Diversity Gala.

Host Committee

Michelle Banks
(Co-chair)

Senior Adviser,
BarkerGilmore, LLC
Former EVP & Global General
Counsel, Gap Inc.

Damien Atkins

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Panasonic

Don Liu
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary,
Target Corporation

Cornell Boggs III

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Toys “R” Us, Inc.
 
 

Craig L. Silliman
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President –
Public Policy & General Counsel,
Verizon
 

Robert Bostrom

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Abercombie & Fitch

Stuart Alderoty

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
CIT Group, Inc.
 

Janice Brown

Founder,
The Brown Law Group

Clarissa Cerda

General Counsel,
Pindrop
 
 

Linda Lu

Senior Vice President,
Personal Lines Insurance Legal Department,
Nationwide Insurance Company

Samantha Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
 

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Showtime Networks Inc.
 
 

Duane D. Holloway

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
 

Natalie A. Pierce

Shareholder, Co-Chair,
Robotics, AI & Automation
Industry Group
Littler Mendelson P.C.

John W. Kuo

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
 

Thomas L. Sager

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP
 
 

Austin K. So

General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
StoneMor Partners L.P.

Michael Wu

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Carter’s Oshkosh B’gosh

Alan K. Tse

Senior Vice President
& General Counsel,
Petco, Inc.

Andy Yoo

Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
Pearson Education

Rich Wallis

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Office Product Group
Microsoft Corporation

Dwight Yoo

Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Benjamin F. Wilson

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Host Committee Members

Michelle Banks
(Co-Chair)

Senior Adviser,
BarkerGilmore, LLC

Former EVP & Global General Counsel,
Gap Inc.

Don Liu
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary,
Target Corporation

Craig L. Silliman
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President – Public Policy
& General Counsel,
Verizon

Stuart Alderoty

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
CIT Group, Inc.

Damien Atkins

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Panasonic

Cornell Boggs III

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel
Toys “R” Us, Inc.

Robert Bostrom

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Abercombie & Fitch

Janice Brown

Founder,
The Brown Law Group

Clarissa Cerda

General Counsel,
Pindrop

Samantha Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Duane D. Holloway

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

John W. Kuo

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Linda Lu

Senior Vice President,
Personal Lines Insurance Legal Department,
Nationwide Insurance Company

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Showtime Networks Inc.

Natalie A. Pierce

Shareholder, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI & Automation Industry Group,
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Thomas L. Sager

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP

Austin K. So

General Counsel, Chief Legal
Officer & Secretary,
StoneMor Partners L.P.

Alan K. Tse

Senior Vice President
& General Counsel,
Petco, Inc.

Rich Wallis

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Office Product Group
Microsoft Corporation

Benjamin F. Wilson

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Michael Wu

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Carter’s Oshkosh B’gosh

Andy Yoo

Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
Pearson Education

Dwight Yoo

Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

MCCA Diversity Gala 2018

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