MCCA RAINMAKERS

THE 2022 RAINMAKERS AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

MCCA’s Annual List of Rainmakers proves that the profession has talented diverse attorneys who also have valuable client development skills. MCCA honors attorneys from across the nation who have achieved success through innovative, consistent, and proactive business development. Their success stories offer insight and value to attorneys at every career stage.

MCCA will profile and recognize the 2022 Rainmaker honorees on our website and social media throughout the year. The 2022 Rainmakers will be honored for their accomplishments at MCCA’s 2022 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference on October 17-19 and at the 2022 Diversity Gala on October 19.
The profiles of all the past Rainmaker honorees can be found below and their sponsored spotlight videos can be found here.

Our goal is for the honorees to embody a wide representation, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, attorneys with disabilities, geographic location, and practice area.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Past MCCA Rainmakers are NOT eligible.
  • Past nominees who were NOT selected ARE encouraged to reapply.
  • Nominated attorneys must have a proven record of compiling a book of business exceeding $5 million annually, including over the past 3 years.
  • Nominated attorneys must have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and service to the community.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion.
  • Nominated attorneys must have outstanding pro bono contributions. Please provide details on the number of clients served, numbers of hours contributed, impact of the service on clients, and/or the impact of the service on a pro bono program and/or community.
  • Firms may choose to proffer more than one person, but a firm will not be represented by more than one attorney in the final group.
  • Self-nomination is accepted.

2021 Rainmakers

MCCA’s 2021 Rainmakers were recognized on the virtual stage at the 2021 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference on October 12 and at the Diversity Gala on October 13 for their professional achievements and commitment to improving his/her community.

* Learn more about our 2021 Rainmakers in the gallery below, and watch their Sponsored Honoree Videos.

PAUL LANCASTER ADAMS

Shareholder,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

MEET PAUL  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

ARIF ALI

Partner, Co-Chair – International Arbitration practice,
Dechert LLP

MEET ALI  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

BILLY CHING

Partner, Chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group,
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

MEET BILLY  >

ERIC GREENBERG

Partner,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

MEET ERIC  >

Mary Beth Johnston

Managing Partner,
K&L Gates LLP

MEET MARY  >

Gregory Kilpatrick

Partner; Chair of Securities & Capital Markets Department,
McGuireWoods LLP

MEET GREGORY  >

Claudia Lewis

Partner,
Venable LLP

MEET CLAUDIA  >

KWAME MANLEY

Partner; Global Chair, Investigations & White Collar Defense,
Paul Hastings LLP

MEET KWAME  >

Noiana Marigo

Partner,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

MEET NOIANA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Christina Melendi

Partner,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

MEET CHRISTINA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Joseph Ortego

Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-chair- Litigation Department,
Nixon Peabody LLP

MEET JOSEPH  >

Joyce Smith

Partner; Chair, California International Commercial Practice Group,
Baker McKenzie

MEET JOYCE  >

Will Stute

Partner,
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

MEET WILL >

Albert Tan

Partner; Co-Chair, Fund Finance Practice Group,
Haynes and Boone, LLP

MEET ALBERT  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Maggie Wong

Partner,
Goodwin Procter LLP

MEET MAGGIE  >

2020 Rainmakers

BRYAN BRANTLEY

Partner; Co-Leader, Transportation Industry Team,
McGuireWoods LLP

MEET BRYAN  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Kobi Brinson

Partner; Member, Executive Committee; Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee,
Winston & Strawn, LLP

MEET KOBI  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Phil Cha

Partner, Team Lead, and Board Member,
Duane Morris LLP

MEET PHIL  >

WILL CHUCHAWAT

Partner and M&A Team Leader,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET WILL  >

BRENDAN GUTIERREZ MCDONNELL

Partner,
K&L Gates LLP

MEET BRENDAN  >

Shari Klevens

Partner,
Dentons

MEET SHARI  >

RONALD MACHEN

Partner; Co-Chair of White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice; Management Committee Member,
WilmerHale

MEET RONALD  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

LAURA MAECHTLEN

ALEXANDRE RENE

Partner, Co-Chair, Litigation & Enforcement Practice Group,
Ropes & Gray LLP

MEET ALEXANDRE  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

SHERRESE SMITH

Partner; Vice-Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity,
Paul Hastings LLP

MEET SHERRESE  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

ELLISEN TURNER

Partner,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

MEET ELLISEN  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

PAST MCCA RAINMAKERS

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