MCCA Rising Stars

THE 2022 RISING STARS NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

MCCA’s Rising Stars is an annual list featuring stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication
to the legal profession and to their community place them among those “attorneys to watch”.
The MCCA Rising Stars may be at varying stages in their careers, but they all possess the love of law, ambition, and pursuit of excellence while possessing compassion for those in need and a strong
desire to give back to others.

Selected Rising Stars will be profiled and recognized on our website and social media throughout the year. The 2022 Rising Stars will be honored at our 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 Rising Star 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.

2021 Rising Stars

MCCA’s 2021 Rising Stars 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 Rising Stars in the gallery below, and watch their Sponsored Honoree Videos.

VICTORIA BECKMAN

Principal Corporate Counsel –
Lead DCU Americas,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET VICTORIA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

LAVONNE BURKE HOPKINS

Sr. Managing Legal Director- Security & Resiliency, Digital (IT),
Dell Technologies, LLC

MEET LAVONNE  >

Cyndie Chang

Managing Partner, Los Angeles,
Duane Morris LLP

MEET CYNDIE  >

CYNTHIA FERNANDEZ LUMERMANN

Partner,
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

MEET CYNTHIA  >

John Fisher

Partner & Head of US Technology and Life Sciences M&A,
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
US LLP

MEET JOHN  >

KATISHA FORTUNE

Managing Counsel, Global Regulatory Risk & Remediation,
Walmart Inc.

MEET KATISHA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

ALBERT GIANG

Partner,
King & Spalding LLP

MEET ALBERT  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Kristin Givens

Counsel,
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

MEET KRISTIN  >

NNEDINMA IFUDU NWEKE

Partner,
Akin Gump Strauss
Hauer & Feld LLP

MEET NNEDINMA  >

EDDIE JAUREGUI

Partner,
Holland & Knight LLP

MEET EDDIE  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

SUMIT MALLICK

Associate General Counsel,
Chime Financial, Inc.

MEET SUMIT  >

TANIA MOYRON

US Region Co-Chair, Global Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Group,
Dentons US LLP

MEET TANIA  >

SHAILA LAKHANI OHRI

CEDRIC POWELL

Special Counsel,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET CEDRIC  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

ROY PRATHER III

Partner,
Beveridge & Diamond P.C.

MEET ROY  >

COURTNEY REID

Lead Counsel, Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Practice Group,
MassMutual

MEET COURTNEY  >

TERENCE ROZIER-BYRD

Partner,
Akin Gump Strauss
Hauer & Feld LLP

MEET TERENCE  >

RAHAEL SEIFU

Senior Counsel,
Google LLC

MEET RAHAEL  >

BRYAN WEBSTER

Senior Product Counsel,
eBay Inc.

MEET BRYAN  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

CARLOS WHITE

Partner,
Husch Blackwell LLP

MEET CARLOS  >

2020 RISING STARS

MICHEAL BINNS

Atlanta Office Development Partner,
Parker Poe

MEET MICHEAL  >

Danielle Coleman

Senior Litigation Counsel,
VMware, Inc.

MEET DANIELLE  >

ALESHA DOMINIQUE

Partner,
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

MEET ALESHA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

CONWAY EKPO

Executive Director,
Morgan Stanley

MEET CONWAY  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

SUSAN GARCIA

Associate General Counsel,
Thomson Reuters

MEET SUSAN  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

CHRISTINE HARDY

Deputy General Counsel & Information Governance Counsel,
Norfolk Southern Corporation

MEET CHRISTINE  >

Sonny Haynes

SONNY HAYNES

Partner,
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

MEET SONNY  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Sonny Haynes

M. JANINE JJINGO

Partner, Banking Group,
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

MEET M. JANINE  >

Sonny Haynes

TERRY JOHNSON

Partner,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

MEET TERRY  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Sonny Haynes

ELY JUAREZ PENNANT

Senior Counsel,
Spotify Inc.

MEET ELY  >

Sonny Haynes

JESSE NEVAREZ

Partner,
Goodwin Procter LLP

MEET JESSE  >

Sonny Haynes

SMITA RAJMOHAN

Product Counsel,
Apple

MEET SMITA  >

Sonny Haynes

MARIA SALCEDO

Partner,
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

MEET MARIA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Sonny Haynes

VOLHA SAMASIUK

Senior Privacy Counsel,
Autodesk, Inc.

MEET VOLHA  >

Sonny Haynes

CECILIA SANABRIA

Partner,
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

MEET CECILIA  >

Tiffany Smith

TIFFANY SMITH

Tiffany Smith

CASIYA THANIEL

Attorney,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET CASIYA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Tiffany Smith

BERNARD WILLIAMS JR.

Director, Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Governance & Compliance Training,
eBay

MEET BERNARD  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Tiffany Smith

BONNIE WOLF

Associate Vice President, Litigation Employment Department,
Nationwide Insurance

MEET BONNIE  >

Tiffany Smith

MAYA YAMAZAKI

Partner,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

MEET MAYA  >
Sponsored Honoree Video  >

Past MCCA Rising Stars

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