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MCCA Rising Stars

MCCA’s Rising Stars is an annual list featuring stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal profession and to their community place them among those “attorneys to watch”. The MCCA Rising Stars may be of different ages and at varying stages in their careers, but they all possess the love of law, ambition, and pursuit of excellence, while possessing a compassion for those in need and a strong desire to give back to others.

2020 Rising Stars Nominations Now Closed.

Selected Rising Stars will be profiled and recognized on our website and social media, honored at our annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference in New York on October 27 and given one (1) VIP ticket to our 2020 Diversity Gala in New York on October 28.

Eligibility Requirements for MCCA’s Rising Stars:

  • Minimum of eight years of experience in the legal profession.
  • Show outstanding achievement and leadership in the legal profession.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion & equity; community service and pro bono work.
  • Previous MCCA Rising Stars are not eligible.
  • There is no age requirement or limit.
  • Companies and law firms may nominate more than one attorney, but only one may be chosen from that company or firm.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.

Adam Banks

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Meet Adam

Alvin Benton

Assistant General Counsel,
Capital One

Meet Alvin

Angela Gomes

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Meet Angela

Susan Gutierrez

Proskauer Rose LLP

Meet Susan

Yodi Hailemariam

Senior Associate,
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Meet Yodi

Allen Jun

Vice President & Senior Counsel,
Marriott International, Inc.

Meet Allen

Sebastian Kurian

Corporate Counsel,
Google LLC

Meet Sebastian

Michele Lee

Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of Global Litigation, Regulatory & Competition,
Twitter Inc.

Meet Michele

Jamila Mensah

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Meet Jamila

Ashley Page

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel,
Learfield IMG College

Meet Ashley

Dameon Rivers

Ballard Spahr LLP

Meet Dameon

Shayon Smith

Assistant General Counsel
– Global Litigation,
The Hershey Company

Meet Shayon

Sheea Sybblis

Senior Counsel,
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Meet Sheea

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