Summary: This week, international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP sent a letter to two dozen chief legal officers of Fortune 1000 companies thanking them for advocating for industry-wide adoption of a standardized diversity survey designed by the American Bar Association.
Summary: Yesterday, the MCCA culminated its annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference and MCCA Diversity Gala in Washington, D.C. The two-day educational conference convened legal professionals and experts for engaging discussions on global diversity, inclusive leadership and talent optimization. The gala, hosted by MSNBC and NBC News anchor Richard Lui for the second year in a row, honored exemplary corporate departments and individuals who champion diversity and inclusion.
Summary: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Lisa A. Linsky, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, as the 2016 recipient of the esteemed Paula L. Ettelbrick Award. In addition, MCCA will honor Winston & Strawn LLP and Washington Gas Light Company as the recipients of the 2016 George B. Vashon Innovator Award. These awardees will be honored at this year’s 2016 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference being held on Monday, July 18 at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.
Summary: MCCA announced today the five recipients of the 2016 Employer of Choice Awards, who will be honored during the 2016 Diversity Gala on July 19 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Employer of Choice Awards are designed to celebrate companies that are setting a new standard in hiring, retaining, and developing diverse legal talent.
Summary: Today, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) announced the recipients of the 2015- 2016 MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. (LMJ) Scholarship. Named after the MCCA founder, this scholarship is made possible by the generous support of corporate sponsors Chevron, Groom Law, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Robert Half, Walmart, and many others. This year, fifteen outstanding students were selected from a large and impressive pool of applicants from across the country, and awarded $10,000 each for law school.
Summary: Under the leadership of the new President and CEO, Jean Lee, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association will host its 13th Annual General Counsel Summit, convening in-house counsel and other legal experts to discuss a host of issues related to innovation, leadership, and corporate legal diversity. The Summit also serves as the sole fundraiser supporting the MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Scholarship Program.
Summary: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is pleased to announce it has opened nominations for the Thomas L. Sager Award. The award is presented to law firms that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys.
Summary: MCCA and Vault.com have released a detailed report highlighting the results of a national survey that shows some gains for minority and women attorneys in law firms but there remain stark and disappointing contrasts between diverse attorneys and their white counterparts.
Summary: Yesterday, during this year’s CLE Expo, MCCA 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.