2017 MCCA Diversity Gala

Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala, MCCA’s signature fundraising event. The Diversity Gala helps fund 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.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

David L. Cohen is Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and is the Company’s Chief Diversity Officer. David has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration, and community investment. He also serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Before joining Comcast in July of 2002, David served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country.

2017 EOC Award Winner

Award Accepted by: Craig Silliman,
Executive Vice President of Public Policy & General Counsel

2017 EOC Award Finalists

Click on the logos below to view the finalists’ videos presented at the 2017 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

2017 Thomas L. Sager Award Winner

Award Accepted by: Kim Koopersmith,
Partner & Chairperson

2017 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists

Click on the logos below to view the finalists’ videos presented at the 2017 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

Event Sponsors

MCCA would like to thank all our generous sponsors who supported MCCA’s 2017 Diversity Gala.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Registration and Fees

Registration TypeLaw Firm/VendorIn-House
Counsel
Government/
Non-Profit
Early Bird Non-member Rate$750$550$500
Early Bird Member Rate$650$450N/A
Non-Member Rate after 9/12/17$1000$750$700
Member Rate after 9/12/17$900$650N/A

Payment Message

All Major Credit Cards accepted.

major credit cards

MCCA Law Firm and Corporate Members: Please note as part of your membership benefits you may be entitled to complimentary registrations and the Member rate for conference registration. Members must enter their Member Validation Code and select Apply on the payment page to receive the Member registration rate. To learn more contact membership@mcca.com.

Refund Policy:

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.

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.

Host Committee

Michelle Banks
(Co-chair)

Senior Adviser,
BarkerGilmore, LLC
Former EVP & Global General
Counsel, Gap Inc.

Damien Atkins

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Panasonic

Don Liu
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary,
Target Corporation

Cornell Boggs III

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Toys “R” Us, Inc.
 
 

Craig L. Silliman
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President –
Public Policy & General Counsel,
Verizon
 

Robert Bostrom

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Abercombie & Fitch

Stuart Alderoty

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
CIT Group, Inc.
 

Janice Brown

Founder,
The Brown Law Group

Clarissa Cerda

General Counsel,
Pindrop
 
 

Linda Lu

Senior Vice President,
Personal Lines Insurance Legal Department,
Nationwide Insurance Company

Samantha Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
 

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Showtime Networks Inc.
 
 

Duane D. Holloway

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
 

Natalie A. Pierce

Shareholder, Co-Chair,
Robotics, AI & Automation
Industry Group
Littler Mendelson P.C.

John W. Kuo

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

Thomas L. Sager

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP
 
 

Austin K. So

General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
StoneMor Partners L.P.

Michael Wu

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Carter’s Oshkosh B’gosh

Alan K. Tse

Senior Vice President
& General Counsel,
Petco, Inc.

Andy Yoo

Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
Pearson Education

Rich Wallis

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Office Product Group
Microsoft Corporation

Dwight Yoo

Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Benjamin F. Wilson

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Host Committee Members

Michelle Banks
(Co-Chair)

Senior Adviser,
BarkerGilmore, LLC

Former EVP & Global General Counsel,
Gap Inc.

Don Liu
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary,
Target Corporation

Craig L. Silliman
(Co-chair)

Executive Vice President – Public Policy
& General Counsel,
Verizon

Stuart Alderoty

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
CIT Group, Inc.

Damien Atkins

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Panasonic

Cornell Boggs III

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel
Toys “R” Us, Inc.

Robert Bostrom

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Abercombie & Fitch

Janice Brown

Founder,
The Brown Law Group

Clarissa Cerda

General Counsel,
Pindrop

Samantha Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Duane D. Holloway

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

John W. Kuo

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

Linda Lu

Senior Vice President,
Personal Lines Insurance Legal Department,
Nationwide Insurance Company

Gwen Marcus

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Showtime Networks Inc.

Natalie A. Pierce

Shareholder, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI & Automation Industry Group,
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Thomas L. Sager

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP

Austin K. So

General Counsel, Chief Legal
Officer & Secretary,
StoneMor Partners L.P.

Alan K. Tse

Senior Vice President
& General Counsel,
Petco, Inc.

Rich Wallis

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Office Product Group
Microsoft Corporation

Benjamin F. Wilson

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Michael Wu

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Carter’s Oshkosh B’gosh

Andy Yoo

Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
Pearson Education

Dwight Yoo

Partner,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2017 Event Gallery

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

David L. Cohen
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
Comcast Corporation

2017 Employer of Choice Award Winner

Verizon Communications
Award Accepted by: Craig Silliman,
Executive Vice President of Public Policy & General Counsel

2017 Thomas L. Sager Award Winner

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Award Accepted by: Kim Koopersmith,
Partner & Chairperson

 Strategic Members 2017

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