Diversity & the Bar Magazine

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Inside this issue:

MCCA’s 15th Annual General Counsel Survey

MCCA presents its annual report on women and minority general counsel of Fortune® 500 and 1000 companies. The survey examines current trends and developments for the diverse legal leaders in the C-suite of America’s most successful companies. In addition to this exclusive report, Diversity & the Bar’s writer Patrick Folliard has profiled six general counsel on our list: Richard A. Anzaldua, MetLife, Inc.; Roya Behnia, Pall Corporation; An-Ping Hseih, Hubbell Incorporated; Kirkland Hicks, Towers Watson; Marie Oh Huber, Aglient Technologies, Inc.; and Halle F. Terrion, TransDigm Group Incorporated.

By Lydia Lum

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Rainmakers Share How They Shine

Diversity & the Bar’s Annual List of Rainmakers proves that the profession has talented lawyers who also have valuable business development skills. This list includes attorneys from around the country who practice a wide variety of law. Their success stories offer insight and value to lawyers at every career stage.

By Patrick Folliard


How Law Schools Are Improving Diversity

Find out how some law schools are instituting new programs on recruitment and retention and re-evaluating admissions policies—in some cases throwing out LSAT scores.

By Melanie Padgett Powers


Tracking the Integration of the Federal Judiciary

Currently, there are 1,366 active judges, of which only 269 are judges of color. There are two Native Americans, 142 African-Americans, 97 Latinos, 28 Asian Americans, and one Pacific Islander serving in Article III judgeships.

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Notes from the President & CEO

General Counsel Survey Reveals Small Growth; But Diverse Rainmakers Flourish

FOR THE FIRST TIME since MCCA began tracking women and minorities, our 15th Annual General Counsel Survey reveals that in the Fortune® 1000, 20 percent of these companies have women serving as general counsel. While this is a milestone for women in general, women of color are still underrepresented comprising only 21 general counsel at Fortune® 500 companies. Men of color aren’t faring much better: only 54 Fortune® 500 companies currently employ minority general counsel. The survey analysis and detailed charts can be found in our cover story that starts on page 18.

As MCCA Board Member Don H. Liu, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Xerox so aptly said in his interview for this story, “…this doesn’t reflect the country’s demographics. So, we have quite a bit of room left to grow.” Indeed it does not. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 National Population results show that of our total population, 49.2 percent are male and 50.8 percent are female. On race, the results show 72.4 percent of people in the U.S. are white alone, 12.6 percent are African-American alone, 4.8 are Asian alone, .9 percent are American Indian and Alaska Native alone, .2 percent are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, 6.2 percent are Some Other Race alone and 2.9 percent are Two or More races. The Hispanic population is 16.3 percent and noted separately in its own breakdown. These numbers only touch the surface of our diverse culture. Our corporate workplace—especially our leadership roles—should be more reflective of this.

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  Joseph K. West President and CEO of MCCA

Joseph K. West
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President & CEO
Joseph K. West

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Lloyd M. Johnson Jr.

Kimberly A. Howard, CAE


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Mahzarine Chinoy
David Chu
Donna Crook
Charles H. Hollins, Jr.
Jessica Martinez
Aracely Muñoz Petrich
Andrea Pimm


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Those that bring in the business keep the company afloat. Attorneys that have a book of business that exceeds $2 million a year are eligible to be recognized in the pages of Diversity & the Bar®.

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MCCA's 2013 Rising Stars

The old guard is about to hand over the reins to a bright new corps of attorneys who will confront unforeseen challenges as they shepherd the profession into a new world where diversity will matter more than ever.

  • Manuel F. Cachán
  • Nadira Clarke
  • Christopher Garcia
  • Blossom Kan
  • Tirzah Lowe
  • Marie Ma
  • Jeremy D. Protas
  • Teena-Ann Sankoorikal
  • Noni Ellison-Southall
  • Vivian Lee Thoreen
  • Krishna Veeraraghavan
  • Bryan Wahl

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Best Lawyers Under Forty

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association recognizes 21 of the nation's most distinguished attorneys from around the country and across the legal spectrum.

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