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2020 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala

Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala. As we continue to follow the directives of our elected officials and prioritize the health and safety of our community, we have decided this year to reimagine our annual Diversity Gala as an inclusive virtual experience and your support is now more important than ever. If we take our foot off the pedal now, there will be ripple effects in our progress for years to come and we cannot let that happen.

Funds raised from the Virtual Diversity Gala will support programs and research such as: MCCA’s LMJ Scholarship program, Inclusion Index Survey & Inclusive Leader Report, the annual General Counsel Survey, and professional development programs such as The Equity Track, C-Suite Leadership Institute and Sources of Success.

The Virtual Diversity Gala will feature interactive networking receptions (VIP and general access), an awards program that honors leading corporate law departments and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in championing diversity and inclusion, entertainment and a celebration of our resilient and diverse community.

Dress Code: Dress to impress from the waist up! Be creative!

Please click here for instructions to add to your Safe Sender List, Address Book or Contacts to receive future communications regarding the Diversity Gala.

October 28, 2020

6:30 PM EDT – 9:00 PM EDT

Online registration will close October 28 at 2:00PM EDT.

2020 Employer of Choice Award National Winner


2020 Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree

The 2020 Charlotte E. Ray Award will be presented to Paula Boggs, Founder of Boggs Media, LLC, at the MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala on October 28, 2020.

Host Committee Members

Stuart Alderoty

General Counsel,

Darrell Gay

Arent Fox LLP

Ricardo Anzaldua

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Freddie Mac

Craig Glidden

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
General Motors Company

Damien Atkins

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

Samantha C. Grant

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Anne Lee Benedict

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

Willie Hernandez

Director and Associate General Counsel, Product,

Duane D. Holloway

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

Sandra Leung

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Ken Jew

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

Hannah Lim-Johnson

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Meritor, Inc.

Seth Krauss

Chief Legal Officer,

Linda Lu

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy,

John W. Kuo

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,
Charles River Laboratories

Suzan Miller

Former Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Intel Corporation

Lanesha Minnix

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

Rodney Pratt

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Converse Inc.

Dan Neff

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Tom Robertson

Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

Amy Fliegelman Olli

Senior Vice President & General Counsel,
VMware, Inc.

Thomas L. Sager

Ballard Spahr LLP

Natalie A. Pierce

Gunderson Dettmer

Robin Sangston

Vice President, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer,
Cox Communications, Inc.

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

Covington & Burling LLP

Wanji Walcott

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel,
Discover Financial Services

Dawn Smith

President & Chief Operating Officer,
Cologix, Inc.

Neil Wilcox

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff,
Fiserv, Inc.

Michael Tang

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

Benjamin F. Wilson

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Alan K. Tse

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

Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

*Please note the agenda times are in EDT.

6:30 pm –
7:30 pm

VIP Pre-Show Reception

Pre-Show Reception for All Guests

7:30 pm –
9:00 pm

Gala Awards Program

Registration and Fees

Online registration will close October 28, 2020 at 2:00PM EDT.

Registration DateIn-House Law Firms Government/
In-House Law FirmsVendors
Early-Bird (before July 31)$750$1,000$750$850$1,300$1,500
Regular (after July 31)$850$1,300$750 $950$2,000$1,750

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 labeled “MCCA Law Firm/Corporate Members” during the registration process. The member discount rate will automatically be applied at the Payment page.

For any questions or inquires, please contact

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 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

Special Requirements:

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

Terms and Conditions

Click here to review the MCCA Conference Registration General Terms and Conditions.

Previous MCCA Diversity Galas


2019 Diversity Gala

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2016 Diversity Gala

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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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