March 1, 2010
MCCA Summit To Bring Corporate Counsel, Law Firms Together For Education and Recreation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA), with the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel, will hold its 7th Annual General Counsel Invitational Diversity Leadership Summit (GCI) April 22-24 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. Attendees will include in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies and lawyers from top law firms around the country. Top sponsors include: Womble Carlyle, Vault Inc., Latham & Watkins, Microsoft, MillerCoors, American Airlines and Pfizer.
For registration or sponsorship information, contact Jennifer Chen at 202-739-5902 or email@example.com or visit www.mcca.com/golf. An early-registration discount is being offered through February 28.
The three-day event will include CLE-credited sessions each day, various golfing and recreation opportunities, as well as numerous networking events. Former NFL Great and broadcast sports analyst Brian Mitchell and Sam Jones, retired NBA Hall of Fame player will participate in the event.
The CLE sessions will focus on the leadership and development of high-level attorneys in the MCCA network, as well as topics of interest to in-house counsel:
- “The Next GC Short List of Candidates,” sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw
- “The Brand Called You!” by MCCA’s Brand University
- “Leadership that Makes a Difference: Creating a Personalized Diversity Leadership Action Plan,” sponsored by Pfizer
- “The Role of Lawyers in Reputation and Crisis Management: From Athletes to Zoning,” sponsored by Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
Levick Strategic Communications’ Bulletproof Blog will cover the event live with thought leadership video interviews. Both speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to be profiled on one of the foremost business blogs discussing leadership, legal challenges and what’s on the horizon in their industry. Levick Strategic Communications is a leading crisis, litigation and reputation management firm based in Washington, D.C.
MCCA created the GCI to help raise funds for its Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. This program assists financially disadvantaged law students with scholarships to help defray their education expenses. MCCA presents several $10,000 scholarships to outstanding students who have overcome significant obstacles, are from underprivileged backgrounds, have been admitted to law school and, consistent with MCCA’s mission, have a commitment to diversity issues. The program’s mentoring component also exposes these law students to a group of legal leaders who can help to guide their entry into the profession.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association advocates for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the MCCA’s work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also has a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to mcca.com.