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MCCA Awards Five Firms with The Sager Award at 2015 CLE Expo

Thomas L. Sager Award presented to Five Firms across the United States for their outstanding commitment in hiring, retaining, and promoting Diverse Attorneys

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, during this year’s CLE Expo, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association honored Arnold & Porter LLP, Lim Ruger, Ogletree Deakins, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Vinson & Elkins with the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award in recognition of the law firms’ strong commitment to diversity. Each recipient of the Sager Award, throughout their respective region, will be highlighted in Diversity & the Bar Magazine.

Every year, MCCA selects five law firms from each region (Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, South, and West), for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of diversity in the corporate legal community.

“I am proud to honor and recognize these five law firms and legal departments this year for their tireless efforts in promoting corporate diversity,” said MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West. “The CLE Expo provides a platform for firms of all sizes to network and continue to create a positive impact towards diversity and inclusion in their work place.”

This year’s keynote address at the annual Luncheon was given by Microsoft’s Mary E. Snapp, Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Business Development and Evangelism department. Snapp emphasized the importance of corporate diversity and highlighted ways Microsoft has taken the initiative in setting new standards with its Law Firm Diversity Program.

“The CLE Expo is a great opportunity for firms to network and strategize on how we can continue to improve diversity in our work places, but also to celebrate the progress we’ve already made,” said Mary E. Snapp. “I am honored to be among such an amazing group of people and firms, and I thank the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for inviting me to speak at this year’s Expo and share with you all our innovative ideas at Microsoft.”

The two-day expo taking place from October 5-6 in San Diego, CA, is an educational conference that provides MCCA’s diverse attorney network with advanced educational seminars focused on leading topics of interest to the corporate legal community and unsurpassed networking opportunities.

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