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 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.

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 19, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 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 learn about MCCA membership contact David Chu, Vice President of Membership & Development at or (202) 739-5906

July 19, 2016
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

Time and Location

The Grand Hyatt Washington

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Monday, July 18, 2016
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

MCCA Mobile App

Get up to the minute updates on who is attending and speaking at the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference by downloading the MCCA Mobile App.

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