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2020 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala

MCCA would like to thank our Board, NGEN Advisory Board, honorees, members, sponsors and partners for your generous support and helping us #RiseUnited at the 2020 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala. Once again we gathered to celebrate and honor individuals, companies and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in improving diversity, inclusion and equity and paved the way to create more opportunities for those who have been under-represented.

We are at a pivotal moment. In the streets, people are rising united to call for systemic change. And it’s up to those on the inside to carry their message forward, in our businesses and in our boardrooms so that we can activate change together. We have to stop seeing DEI as a nice-to-have, and see it for the need-to-have that it has always been. We must make diversity, equity and inclusion a leading–not a lagging– indicator in everything that we do. Let’s continue to make sustainable goals for DEI in our own organizations and then hold ourselves accountable for the outcomes we’ve set.

By attending the Gala, you have demonstrated that you are willing to do the hard, day-to-day work of diversifying our country’s corporate sector. It’s not the kind of work that’ll make the evening news—but it’s the work that will change the face of our profession in the long run.

From all of us at MCCA, again, thank you so much for your commitment, engagement, passion and support.

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2020 Employer of Choice Award National Winner

Award Accepted by: Sean Johnston,
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

2020 Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree

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

2020 Thomas L. Sager Award National Winner

Award Accepted by: Mitch Zuklie,

2020 Thomas L. Sager Award National Finalists

Host Committee Members

Stuart Alderoty (Honorary Chair)

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

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

Sandra Leung

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

Lanesha Minnix

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

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.

Rodney Pratt

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

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

Covington & Burling LLP

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.

Wanji Walcott

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

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

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

Remarks by Jean Lee – President & CEO, MCCA

Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree:
Paula Boggs – Founder, Boggs Media LLC

LMJ Scholarship 15th Anniversary

Bob Bostrom Tribute

MCCA Rainmakers and Rising Stars

Remarks by Craig Silliman – Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative, Legal & Public Policy Officer, Verizon Communications

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Employer of Choice Award National Winner:
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

Closing: Richard Lui

Registration and Fees

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

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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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