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2020 MCCA Rainmakers

MCCA’s Annual List of Rainmakers proves that the profession has talented diverse attorneys who also have valuable client development skills. MCCA honors attorneys from across the nation who have achieved success through innovative, consistent and proactive business development. Their success stories offer insight and value to attorneys at every career stage.

MCCA is proud to announce its 2020 Rainmakers: 11 exceptional diverse attorneys whose business acumen, passion and dedication to proactive client development has set them apart as leaders in the legal profession.

MCCA congratulates the 2020 Rainmakers and celebrates the diversity of their race and ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, and generational differences, as well as the diversity in their practice areas and career paths. The 2020 Rainmakers were selected from an exceptional group of prominent attorneys who have a proven record, over the course of several years, of compiling books of business exceeding $5 million annually and who have contributed significantly to their communities.

The 2020 MCCA Rainmakers will be honored at our 2020 Creating Pathways to Diversity plenary luncheon in New York on October 27, and 2020 Diversity Gala on October 28.

It is leaders like the MCCA Rainmakers listed below who are making a difference for our profession where we are moving from talk to action. We cannot be herds and followers if we want to change the face of our profession. But, strategically following great examples like the 2020 MCCA Rainmakers will allow us all to #RiseUnited.

Bryan Brantley

Bryan Brantley

Partner; Co-Leader, Transportation Industry Team,
McGuireWoods LLP


Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Years Practicing: 16
Practice Area: Transportation

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Kobi Brinson

Kobi Brinson

Partner; Member, Executive Committee; Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee,
Winston & Strawn, LLP


Location: Charlotte, NC
Years Practicing: 27
Practice Area: White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigations

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Phil Cha

Phil Cha

Partner, Team Lead, and Board Member
Duane Morris LLP


Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Years Practicing: 21
Practice Area: Energy

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Will Chuchawat

Will Chuchawat

Partner and M&A Team Leader,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Years Practicing: 15
Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell

Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell

Partner,
K&L Gates LLP


Location: Portland, OR
Years Practicing: 33
Practice Area: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

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Shari Klevens

Shari Klevens

Partner,
Dentons


Location: Washington, DC
Years Practicing: 21
Practice Area: Insurance

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Ronald Machen

Ronald Machen

Partner; Co-Chair of White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice; Member of Firm’s Management Committee,
WilmerHale


Location: Washington, DC
Years Practicing: 25
Practice Area: White Collar Defense and Investigations

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Laura Maechtlen

Laura Maechtlen

Partner,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Location: San Francisco, CA
Years Practicing: 19
Practice Area: Labor & Employment

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Alexandre Rene

Alexandre Rene

Partner, Co-Chair, Litigation & Enforcement Practice Group,
Ropes & Gray LLP


Location: Washington, DC
Years Practicing: 25
Practice Area: Global Litigation & Enforcement

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Sherrese Smith

Sherrese Smith

Partner; Vice Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity,
Paul Hastings LLP


Location: Washington, DC
Years Practicing: 20+
Practice Area: Media, Technology, and Telecommunications

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Ellisen Turner

Ellisen Turner

Partner,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Years Practicing: 16
Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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