WHO WE ARE

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is the preeminent advisor to C-suites across corporate America on diversity, equity, and inclusion. MCCA provides data-driven solutions for sustainable change, grounded in a quarter century of research and expertise. Through thought leadership, professional development programs, and a cutting-edge strategic advisory practice, MCCA empowers partners and members to know better, do better, and lead better – paving the way for a more just and equal future.

About MCCA

25 years of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to champion the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in corporate law departments and law firms.

For 25 years, we have pushed the legal industry towards change. Through scholarships for beginning lawyers, we’re supporting the leaders of the future. We‘ve coached executives further along in their careers—and have helped many advances to general counsel.

We have published industry-leading demographic information about the profession best equipped to spearhead greater diversity in corporate America: lawyers. Our data-driven approach holds companies and firms accountable—and illuminates opportunities for growth.  We’ve challenged the industry to look past the status quo—to generate the solutions and strategies leaders need to sustain DEI progress for the long run. To do better.

Looking ahead, we will continue to empower not just general counsels, but all of corporate America’s C-suite executives—from CEOs to CDOs—because advancing DEI is everyone’s responsibility.

We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and we have a deep understanding of the gaps firms are facing. And we know a successful, concerted push to diversify corporate America requires bringing everyone to the table. With our advocacy, our solutions, and our innovative resources, we will empower America’s corporate leaders to raise awareness, raise standards, and raise the bar. And the potential is enormous: what starts in the C-suite can change the perspective of leaders and boards, shape policies for employees and outside vendors, and spark the movements that shift industries and markets.

Now, under the leadership of two women of color, we’ve built a coalition of executives and attorneys across all backgrounds, speaking with a united voice to advise some of the biggest names in the business. We are powered by both the truth of our lived experiences and the undeniability of our data and solutions.

As we look ahead to our next quarter-century, we will accelerate the pace of change. We will be informative but impatient. We will not stop until our companies look like our country. We will help corporate America know better, and do better, to lead better.

MCCA’S MISSION STATEMENT

MCCA is committed to advancing the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers in law departments and law firms by providing research, best practices, professional development, and training; and through pipeline initiatives.

MCCA’S VISION

To make the next generation of legal leaders as diverse as the world we live in.

What does #RiseUnited mean?

Learn more about MCCA’s Uniqueness

As the preeminent voice on diversity issues in the legal profession, MCCA accomplishes its mission through industry-shaping publications, research, and training, innovative pipeline initiatives, and curated events designed to connect its members to thought-leaders and one another.

MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research and training address issues of race/ ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences that impact the legal profession’s workforce.

Over the years, MCCA’s thought leadership has been widely recognized.

The association has received several awards including recognition by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the National LGBT Bar Association, the National Minority Business Council, Inc., and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our GuideStar #NonprofitProfile.

And we’ve received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we’re accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! Check out our Charity Navigator profile to learn more.

ANNUAL REPORTS & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The MCCA is committed to transparency; learn more about our mission, growth, impact, and vision. Please see below for MCCA’s Annual Reports, Audited Financial Statements, and IRS Form 990s.

MCCA TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wanji Walcott

WANJI WALCOTT


PINTEREST

Chief Legal Officer,
MCCA Board Chair
Executive Committee,
Governance & Nominating Committee

JEAN LEE


MCCA

President & CEO

MEET JEAN  >
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STUART ALDEROTY


RIPPLE

General Counsel

Executive Committee

MEET STUART  >

CRAIG BEAZER


LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel
Audit Committee Chair

MEET CRAIG  >

DUANE HOLLOWAY


U.S. STEEL

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel,
& Chief Ethics
& Compliance Officer
Audit Committee,
Executive Committee

MEET DUANE  >

SETH KRAUSS


ENDEAVOR

Chief Legal Officer

Governance & Nominating
Committee

MEET SETH  >

SANDRA LEUNG


BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY

Executive Vice President &

General Counsel
Finance & Investments
Committee Chair

MEET SANDRA  >

HANNAH LIM-JOHNSON

Former Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& Corporate Secretary
Governance & Nominating Committee

LINDA LU


TRANSUNION

Senior Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel
Audit Committee

MEET LINDA  >

LAURENCE MIDLER


CBRE

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
Audit Committee

MEET LAURENCE  >

LANESHA MINNIX


ECOLAB

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET LANESHA  >

JENNIFER NEWSTEAD


META PLATFORMS, INC.

Chief Legal Officer
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET JENNIFER  >

AMY FLIEGELMAN OLLI


VMWARE, INC.

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel
Governance & Nominating Committee Chair

MEET AMY  >

TOM ROBERTSON


MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Corporate Vice President &

Deputy General Counsel
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET TOM  >

ANNE ROBINSON


THE VANGUARD GROUP, INC.

Managing Director
& General Counsel
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET ANNE  >

MICHAEL TANG


AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Senior Vice President,

General Counsel & Secretary
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET MICHAEL  >

NEIL WILCOX


FISERV, INC.

Executive Vice President &

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET NEIL  >

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MCCA Corporate Officers

JOSEPH CENTENO

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC
Outside General Counsel &

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MEET JOSEPH  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

MCCA
Corporate Secretary

MEET SOPHIA  >

MCCA Corporate Officers

JOSEPH CENTENO

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL
& ROONEY PC

Outside General Counsel &

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MEET JOSEPH  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

MCCA
Chief Operating Officer &
Corporate Secretary

MEET SOPHIA  >

MCCA Board of Advisors

SUZAN A. MILLER

Former Corporate Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary

N-GEN ADVISORY BOARD

Driving conversation to inspire the next generation. Want to join the MCCA N-Gen Advisory Board?

ANNE LEE BENEDICT

MCCA N-Gen Chair,
Former Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Secretary

SAMANTHA C. GRANT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
REED SMITH LLP
Partner

MEET SAMANTHA  >

Rodney Pratt

RODNEY C. PRATT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
LVMH MOËT HENNESSY
LOUIS VUITTON INC.

Senior Vice President
and Chief Legal Officer

MEET RODNEY  >

ELENA CENTEIO

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Finance & Global Innovation

MEET ELENA  >

WILLIE HERNANDEZ

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
General Counsel, International

MEET WILLIE  >

ANA IACOVETTA

CISCO
VP, Deputy General Counsel, Ethics, Compliance and
Brand Protection

JENNIFER IVAN

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel

MEET JENNIFER  >

MIKE JACKSON

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel/General Manager, Compliance & Ethics Governance, Training, and Culture

MEET MIKE  >

SUMIT MALLICK

CHIME FINANCIAL, INC.
Associate General Counsel

MEET SUMIT  >

N-GEN ADVISORY BOARD

Driving conversation to inspire the next generation. Want to join the MCCA N-GEN Advisory Board?

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