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2018 MCCA Diversity Gala

MCCA would like to thank our Strategic Members, Board, Advisory Board, members, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2018 MCCA Diversity Gala. Whether you’re just starting your legal career or have risen to the top ranks of your company, whether you came to this country as a small child or your ancestors have been here for thousands of years, we are all here in service of a common goal: to create a corporate America that actually looks like America. We accomplished something extraordinary at the 2018 Diversity Gala and celebrated achievements that will bring forth the progress we all know we must make a reality. And, none of it would have been possible without you. From all of us, again, thank you so much for your commitment and support.

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October 3, 2018

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

2018 Gala Highlights

2018 Employer of Choice Award National Winner


Award Accepted by: Mark S. Howard,
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

2018 Employer of Choice Award Regional Winners

Click on the logos below to view the regional winners’ videos presented at the 2018 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

2018 Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree

Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (NYPL). Ms. Mayes joined NYPL in August 2012 after serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company since 2007.

2018 Thomas L. Sager Award Winners

Award Accepted by: Jami Wintz McKeon,
Chair of the Firm

Award Accepted by: Joe Leccese,
Chairman of the Firm

2018 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists

Click on the logos below to view the finalists’ videos presented at the 2018 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

Hear from our LMJ Scholars

Diversity Gala Host Committee

David L. Cohen (Honorary Gala Chair)

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
Comcast Corporation

Anne Lee Benedict

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

Don H. Liu (Chair)

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal & Risk Officer,
Target Corporation

Robert Bostrom

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

Stuart Alderoty

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

Janice P. Brown

Founding Partner,
The Brown Law Group

Damien Atkins

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

Samantha C. Grant

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Duane D. Holloway

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

Natalie A. Pierce

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

Ana Iacovetta

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer,
VMware, Inc.

Thomas L. Sager

Ballard Spahr LLP

Ken Jew

Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Ross Stores, Inc.

Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

Levine Lee LLP

John W. Kuo

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

Alan K. Tse

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

Richard J. Wallis

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

Benjamin F. Wilson

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Michael Wu

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

Dwight S. Yoo

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

6:00 pm –
7:30 pm

Pre-Show Reception for All Guests

VIP Pre-Show Reception

7:30 pm –
11:00 pm

Gala Awards Program & Post-Awards Dinner Reception

Registration and Fees

Registration DateIn-House Law Firms Government/
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:

All Major Credit Cards 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

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


2017 Diversity Gala

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2016 Diversity Gala

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2015 Diversity Gala

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2014 Diversity Gala

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 Strategic Members 2018

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