John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC


Join leaders in the legal diversity and inclusion community, including guests from corporate legal departments of Fortune 500 companies and top law firms, for a special evening of awards and entertainment, preceded by an elegant networking reception.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


The MCCA Diversity Gala is the premier national awards program that honors leading corporate law departments and individuals who champion diversity and inclusion.
Steering Committee

Thank you to our 2016 MCCA Diversity Gala Steering Committee.


6:00 PM - Welcome Reception
8:00 PM - Awards Program
9:00 PM - Networking Reception


The John F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts
2700 F. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Two Thousand Sixteen

Black tie for the gentlemen and
evening gowns or cocktail dresses
for the ladies.

Non-Member Law Firm/
Legal Service Provider

Government Entities

MCCA FAN Members
(Law Firm)

Non-member In-house

MCCA Corporate Members


MCCA holds exceptional events throughout the year that focus on networking, career development, education, and job training. Below is a list of our upcoming events and programs. We hope to see you there.

  • Pathways Conference
    MCCA's Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference is a full-day educational conference promoting the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. It provides programs focused on global diversity, inclusive leadership and talent optimization.
  • Global TEC Forum
    Introducing MCCA's Global TEC Forum, our new event for legal professionals. Learn about the most current trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the corporate legal and law firm communities today. The Global TEC Forum will replace the CLE Expo in New Orleans.
  • General Counsel Summit
    The GCS provides opportunities for thought leaders to benchmark their legal department and build their peer network in intimate settings, creating an atmosphere that fosters professional development. In addition to the educational offerings, the GCS is the sole fundraiser supporting the MCCA LMJ Scholarship Program.

more events



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Sponsorship of the MCCA Diversity Gala is an ideal opportunity for your company or firm to gain visibility and access to nearly 1,000 attendees. These attendees represent Fortune™ companies and law firms from across industries at the country's largest awards program of its kind. For more information, please email us at or contact Mahzarine Chinoy at 202-739-5903 or contact David Chu at 202-739-5906.

    Underwriter Sponsors
  • Wal-Mart
  • Benefactor Sponsors

  • Champion Sponsors

  • Patron Sponsors
  • Contributor Sponsors
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
    Squire Patton Boggs
  • Baker McKenzie
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    Womble Carlyle
  • CBS/Showtime
    King & Spalding
    Sidley Austin LLP
    White & Case LLP
  • Advocate Sponsors
  • Aetna, Inc.
    Barnes & Thornburg
    Crowell & Moring
    Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
    Brown Law Group
    Dechert LLP
    Morgan Stanley
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Baker Botts LLP
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Nixon Peabody LLP



Renaissance Washington Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


For ticket information contact Mahzarine Chinoy.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
EIN: 13-3920905.