Lifetime Achievement Award
The MCCA Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to an individual who has made significant advancements in engendering a society that fully appreciates, celebrates, and recognizes the value of diversity. Awardees are trailblazers whose personal and/or professional paths have helped to affect change in our society and inspire others. While not limited to the legal profession, awardees display values and commitments in line with the MCCA mission.
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
We are delighted to announce that former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to accept our Lifetime Achievement Award at the MCCA Diversity Gala on July 19, 2016 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Holder is the first African-American to serve as U.S. Attorney General and the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history. Under his leadership, the U.S. Department of Justice protected the American people from acts of terrorism; prosecuted perpetrators of heinous crimes; and restored its antitrust, civil rights, and environment and natural resources divisions to their historical missions. As attorney general and previously as deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, Mr. Holder instituted department-wide policies that made staff diversity a priority.
We look forward to providing an exceptional and exciting event for such a deserving honoree. Stay tuned for additional announcements on our 2016 Diversity Gala.