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2021 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala

MCCA would like to thank our Board, N-GEN Advisory Board, Host Committee, honorees, members, sponsors and partners for your generous support and helping us #InspireProgress and #AccelerateImpact at the 2021 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala. Once again we gathered to celebrate and honor individuals, companies and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in improving diversity, equity and inclusion and paved the way to create more opportunities for those who have been under-represented.

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.

Please add to your Address Book or Contacts to receive future communications regarding the Diversity Gala.

October 13, 2021

6:30 PM EDT – 9:00 PM EDT

2021 Employer of Choice Award National Winner

Award Accepted by:
Laura Schumacher
Vice Chair, External Affairs & Chief Legal Officer

2021 Charlotte E. Ray Honoree

The 2021 Charlotte E. Ray Award was presented to Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), at the 2021 MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala on October 13, 2021.

2021 Thomas L. Sager Award National Winner

Award Accepted by:
Kathleen O’Sullivan
Chair, Firmwide Executive Committee

2020 Thomas L. Sager Award National Finalists

Wilson Sonsini

Host Committee Members

Wanji Walcott (Honorary Chair)

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

Anne Lee Benedict

Anne Lee Benedict

General Counsel,
Thomas James Homes

Michael Tang (Honorary Co-Chair)

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

Darrell Gay

Arent Fox LLP

Stuart Alderoty

General Counsel,

Samantha Grant

Samantha Grant

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Ricardo Anzaldua

Former Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Freddie Mac

Duane Holloway

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer,
United States Steel Corporation

Karen Huoth

Senior Counsel, Litigation,

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,

LaTanya Langley

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
BIC International

Lanesha Minnix

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

Sandra Leung

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

Amy Fliegelman Olli

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
VMware, Inc.

Rodney Pratt

Vice President, Chief Administrative Office Operations, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives,

Amy Tu

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
Global Governance and Corporate Affairs
Tyson Food, Inc.

Tom Robertson

Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

Neil Wilcox

Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,
Fiserv, Inc.

Anne Robinson

Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Benjamin F. Wilson

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Dawn Smith

President & Chief Operating Officer,
Cologix, Inc.

Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

*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

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.

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


2020 Diversity Gala

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2016 Diversity Gala

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2019 Diversity Gala

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2015 Diversity Gala

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2018 Diversity Gala

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2014 Diversity Gala

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2017 Diversity Gala

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