Creating Pathways to Diversity 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. The Pathways Conference offers practical development tools and resources for individual lawyers and organizations. This premier diversity and inclusion conference hosts over 500 legal professionals and experts. Prior attendees have included thought leaders from companies like American Airlines, Bank of America, Chevron, Deloitte, DuPont, General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nationwide, Prudential, and WalMart, just a few of the many organizations that attend the Pathways Conference. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT and be INSPIRED by MCCA’s extensive network of leading lawyers, law departments and law firms.

Are You On The Right Track?

Talent Optimization
Equipping the individual lawyer to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their goals.

Global Diversity & Inclusion
Emerging issues and developing a deeper understanding of practices impacting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and marketplace around the world.

Inclusive Leadership & Management
Best practices and new trends in developing future leaders and unleashing the talent of all team members.

Special Programs

The Blueprint

Through instruction and experiential learning participants will work together to learn skills and behaviors for building successful business relationships. Outside Counsel will have the opportunity to work in teams to develop a formal pitch from a mock RFQ for legal services, which will be presented to real in-house counsel. In-House Counsel assigning work or trying to increase their visibility around counsel selection will have an opportunity to develop key questions and develop a checklist for assessing pitches. In-house counsel will use a mock RFQ and hear a pitch from real outside counsel.

Selection of this agenda item does not confirm participation in this program. This program has limited capacity and participation will be confirmed in a separate e-mail. Questions? E-mail:

 July 25, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Exchange

The Exchange is a MCCA member-only networking breakfast that provides an opportunity for in-house counsel to network with their peers and expand their rolodex with other MCCA Member corporations, MCCA FAN’s, and sponsoring law firms. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet MCCA’s in-house members, law firm affiliates, and sponsors.

To register for the Exchange please click here. To learn about MCCA membership contact David Chu, Vice President of Membership & Development at or (202) 739-5906

July 25, 2014
8:30 am - 10:30 am

MCCA Mobile App

MCCA Mobile App screen

Enhance your 2014 Pathways Conference experience by downloading our mobile App. Get up to the minute updates on who is attending and speaking at MCCA’s cutting-edge conference. Experience the Pathways Conference in a whole new way by downloading our app today!


Available Features

Note: This app is designed for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch, and Andriod™ devices 2.3 and up. BlackBerry and Windows Phone users are welcome to use the mobile web version, which behaves much like the app, but does need connectivity in order to view.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Click here to download the Sponsorship Prospectus. For more information please contact Aracely Muñoz Petrich at 202-739-5841 or


Time and Location

The Washington Hilton

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday, July 25, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave.NW
Washington, DC 20009
The MCCA block of rooms and special rate has officially expired. If you still require a room, feel free to contact the Washington Hilton directly at 1-800-HILTONS and indicate you are attending MCCA's 2014 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference. Reservations and room rates will be based on hotel availability.

If the Washington Hilton does not have availability, please contact the Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle at 202-332-9300.

Courtyard Washington, DC
Dupont Circle

1900 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
  Travel Code
American Airlines
AA Code: A6874DF
AA Code for Online Users: 6874DF
Travel Dates: July 21 - 28, 2014
Washington DC Area airports:
Discount: 5 %
  Event Airline
American Airlines


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Call 1-888-666-1495
  MCCA Corporate Members*
  MCCA FAN Registration**
  General Registraion (Non-member)


* In-house counsel/Government/Not-for-Profit rate
** Must enter validation code to secure this rate

To register for the Exchange please click the button below.

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