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Employer of Choice Award

2015 EOC Honorees
2015 Employer of Choice Honorees

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys for in-house legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information on diversity in the legal profession. Through its research and annual surveys, MCCA maintains a database of diversity efforts of corporate law departments that is frequently updated.

2016 EOC Award Honorees

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David G. Leitch
Global General Counsel

 
Darryl Bradford
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 
Gary H. Pilnick
Vice Chairman, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

 
Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

 
John Schultz
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

MCCA recognizes outstanding law departments that progress in changing the legal profession. The Employer of Choice Award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have a commitment to and succeed at creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate legal department. The Employer of Choice Award is based on the concept behind the Creating Pathways to Diversity Research Project, which was a three-year effort to study how corporate law departments and law firms design, implement, and monitor their diversity progress. In the first year, Pathways revealed that, with respect to their diversity efforts, most corporate law departments can be placed on a spectrum from compliance with federal regulations to inclusion. Their transition and progress through these stages are facilitated by integrated initiatives that align diversity goals with strategic business goals. The Pathways concept is as follows:

  • Compliance brings people into an organization.
  • Diversity demonstrates an appreciation for their differences.
  • Inclusion creates an environment in which people want to stay.

MCCA publicly recognizes those organizations that are successful at hiring, retaining, and developing, today’s best and brightest legal talent as the Employer of Choice. The selection criteria include:

  • alignment of diversity activities with long-term, corporate-wide strategic initiatives;
  • commitment from senior management that translates into measurable objectives at the business unit level;
  • metrics for accountability;
  • compensation of senior management in the legal department tied to the results of diversity efforts;
  • substantive training programs;
  • demonstrated institutional implementation or design of policies and practices that support people in doing their best work and developing to their fullest potential;
  • leadership through creating an environment that eliminates barriers to communication and encourages everyone’s contribution; and
  • formal programs or policies that value, encourage, and enable individual attorney growth and improvement (e.g. mentoring, skills development seminars, etc.).

If you have any questions, contact us at membership@mcca.com or 202-739-5906.

 

The Employer of Choice Award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have a commitment to and succeed at creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate legal department.

MCCA Diversity Gala

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The Employer of Choice Awards are presented at the MCCA Diversity Gala. Click below for more details about this event.
 

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