2019 MCCA Diversity Gala

Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala. Funds raised from the Diversity Gala will support MCCA’s key research and programming throughout the year. The Gala features an elegant networking reception, an awards program recognizing achievement and leadership in diversity and inclusion efforts by an individual, law firm, and corporation.

Please add events@mcca.com to your Address Book or Contacts to receive your confirmation email and any future communications regarding the Diversity Gala.

Online registration will close
October 16, 2019 at 2:00PM EST.

2019 Employer of Choice Award
Regional and International Winners

Exelon

Eaton
Midwest Region

Kellogg's

Mastercard Inc.
Northeast Region

Kellogg's

Visa, Inc.
Western Region

Bank of America

Nokia Corporation
International

2019 Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree

The 2019 Charlotte E. Ray Award will be presented to Michelle Ifill, Founder, La Maison Michelle; Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services, Inc., at the MCCA Diversity Gala on October 16, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

2019 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists

Diversity Gala Host Committee

Stuart Alderoty

General Counsel,
Ripple

Samantha C. Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Damien Atkins

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
The Hershey Company

Willie Hernandez

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Anne Lee Benedict

Executive Vice President, Chief
Legal Officer & Secretary,
Summit Materials, Inc.

Duane D. Holloway

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary,
United States Steel Corporation

Robert Bostrom

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
& Corporate Secretary,
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Ken Jew

Group Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Ross Stores, Inc.

John W. Kuo

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Thomas L. Sager

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP

Hannah Lim-Johnson

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer,
Kelly Services Inc.

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

Partner,
Covington & Burling LLP

Lanesha Minnix

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Flowserve Corporation

Michael Tang

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Natalie A. Pierce

Co-Chair, Robotics, AI & Automation Practice Group & Diversity & Inclusion Council,
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Alan K. Tse

Global General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary,
Jones Lang LaSalle, IP Inc.

Benjamin F. Wilson

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6:00 pm –
7:30 pm

VIP Pre-Show Reception

Pre-Show Reception for All Guests

7:30 pm –
11:00 pm

Gala Awards Program & Post-Awards Dinner Reception

 
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Lui – Anchor, MSNBC & NBC News

Remarks by: Jean Lee – President & CEO, MCCA

Employer of Choice Award Regional and Inaugural International Winners:

  • Eaton Corporation – Midwest Region
    Heath Monesmith – President & Chief Operating Officer, Industrial Sector
  • Mastercard Inc. – Northeast Region
    Timothy Murphy – General Counsel
  • Visa, Inc. – Western Region
    Kelly Mahon Tullier – Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Nokia Corporation – International
    Nassib Abou-Khalil – Chief Legal Officer

Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree:
Presented by: Craig Silliman – Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative, Legal & Public Policy Officer, Verizon

  • Michelle Ifill – Founder, La Maison Michelle; Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services, Inc.

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists:

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Closing: Richard Lui

Registration and Fees

Online registration will close October 16, 2019 at 2:00PM EST.

 MembersNon-members
Registration DateIn-House Law Firms Government/
Non-Profit
In-House Law FirmsVendors
Early-Bird (before July 31)$650$900$650$750$1,000$1,000
Regular (after July 31)$750$1,200$650 $900$1,500$1,500

Payment Message:

Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.

MCCA Law Firm and Corporate Members: Please note as part of your company’s/firm’s membership benefits you may be entitled to a complimentary registration or a member discount rate for the conference registration.

For member complimentary registrations, members must obtain their complimentary codes from their “Company/Firm” and use them during registration. The complimentary codes should be entered in the discount code field at the Payment Page and members must click “Apply Now” to zero their balance.

For member discount rates to apply, members must select their “Company/Firm” from a drop down in Custom Information during the registration process. The member discount rate will automatically be applied at the Payment page.

For any questions or inquires, please contact membership@mcca.com.

Cancellations & Substitutions:

Tickets are non-refundable. If you have paid tickets and are unable to attend the event we will provide a tax letter for your donation upon request. Please email sponsorship@mcca.com for tax letter request and/or questions.

Financial Hardship Policy:

MCCA, at its discretion, may reduce or waive the conference fee for any attorney, member or non-member, who wishes to attend the conference, but for whom the cost would be a financial hardship. Requests for financial assistance will not be accepted on-site. Requests for financial assistance, along with an explanation of hardship, must be received in writing no later than one month prior to the first date of the MCCA conference. To receive detailed instructions or to submit a request for a fee reduction or waiver e-mail education@mcca.com.

Special Requirements:

Please advise the Diversity Gala team if you have any special needs for facilities, visual aids or dietary requirements at events@mcca.com.

Terms and Conditions

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Previous MCCA Diversity Galas

 

2018 Diversity Gala

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2015 Diversity Gala

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2017 Diversity Gala

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2014 Diversity Gala

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2016 Diversity Gala

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