Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference

Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

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 legal professionals and experts. Prior attendees have included thought leaders from companies like Bank of America, Chevron, Dow Corning, DuPont, General Electric,Hewlett-Packard,  IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Nationwide, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, Target and Wells Fargo, 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.

Talent Optimization

Global Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Leadership & Management

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

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

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

Special Programs


July 19
8:30am - 12:30pm

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:

The Exchange

July 19
8:30am - 10:30am

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 learn about MCCA membership contact David Chu, Vice President of Membership & Development at or (202) 739-5906

2016 Pathways Conference Gallery

Click an image below to see some of the candid moments from the 2016 Pathways Conference.

Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

Time and Location

Renaissance Washington Hotel

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