Sources of Success™ Program

The Sources of Success Program (the “Program”) is a twelve-month professional development program tailored for junior and mid-level attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms. The focus is on identifying successful career strategies and allowing attorneys to develop leadership and management skills, as well as an opportunity for attorneys to find the right mentor to guide their career advancement.

SOURCES OF SUCCESS: CURRICULUM

The Program combines courses that span client development, executive presence, organizational leadership, strategic career management, increasing influence and credibility, effective communication strategies as well as group and individual coaching. SOS participants will also engage with leaders from major companies in various industries as panel participants and mentors.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Your law firm or legal department must be an MCCA member.
  • In-house Counsel: must be three or more reporting levels from general counsel.
  • Law firm attorneys: must be an associate with a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Diverse attorneys (underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+ and attorneys with disabilities) are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented racial/ethnic group is defined as African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, and Multiracial.
COMMITMENT AND SCHEDULE

The success of the Program depends on the commitment that each participant makes to the Program. If accepted, you must be completely free of professional duties during the Program and you must attend all scheduled in-person sessions and activities. This is a twelve-month program with quarterly meetings and attendance is mandatory. Failure to attend a mandatory session will result in the participant’s removal from the Program.

APPLICATION SUPPLEMENTS

The following three documents are required to be submitted as part of the application so you are encouraged to complete them before starting the application. You will be able to upload them directly to the application.

Personal Statement
Your statement should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the Program, why the Program is a good fit for you, your future plans, note your direct supervisor’s support of your application, and other information that would help the selection committee in evaluating your application.

Recommendation Letter
The recommendation letter should be from your immediate supervisor or manager that directly addresses your suitability for selection in the Program, acknowledges the time commitment required to attend the program sessions, and will support your participation in the Program.

Employer Support Acknowledgment Form (Click here to download the Employer Support Form)
The employer support form indicates that your employer is aware of your interest in applying to the Program, acknowledges the time commitment required to attend the program sessions throughout the year, and supports you for taking time-off and financial sponsorship to attend the Program with the acknowledgment that MCCA will not reimburse these costs (hotel and travel costs not covered by MCCA).

2022 Sources of Success Participants

Puneet Arora

Ali Amirmahani

Corporate Counsel,
Amazon

MEET ALI  >

Courtney Cannon

Zohra Anwari

Corporate Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET ZOHRA  >

John T. Davis

Adrienne D. Baker

Corporate Counsel,
Google LLC

MEET ADRIENNE  >

Monique Delbridge

Sheehan Band

Associate – Financial Markets Litigation & Enforcement,
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

MEET SHEEHAN  >

Monique Delbridge

Thallen Brassel

Assistant General Counsel,
Direct Digital Commerce
,
Nike

MEET THALLEN  >

dendrick gamble

Christina J. Deleveaux

Senior Attorney,
Consolidated Edison Company
of New York
, Inc.

MEET CHRISTINA  >

Jermaine McPherson

Karla Del Pozo García

Associate,
Dentons US LLP

MEET KARLA  >

Nikki Hasselbarth

Rodney Dillard II

Associate Attorney,
Baker Donelson, Bearman,
Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

MEET RODNEY  >

Charlene Jones

Ashlei Ferguson

Corporate Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET ASHLEI  >

Aaron Kleven

Alicia Forte

Counsel,
Verizon

MEET ALICIA  >

Nathalie Le Ngoc

Lauren Fortunato

Associate,
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

MEET LAUREN  >

Olivene Makerson

Micah Galindo

Senior Attorney,
USAA

MEET MICAH  >

Luana Mendes

Michelle Georges

Corporate Counsel,
Tyson Foods, Inc.

MEET MICHELLE  >

Shayne O’Reilly

Puamuh Ghogomu II

Senior Counsel, Employment Law,
AbbVie Inc.

MEET PUAMUH  >

Amit Parekh

Richard Greiffenstein

Director, Employee Relations Counsel,
Target Corporation

MEET RICHARD  >

Cory Patterson

Laselve E. Harrison

Associate,
Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP

MEET LASELVE  >

Alvaro Peralta

Julian A. Jackson-Fannin

Associate,
Duane Morris LLP

MEET JULIAN  >

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Vice President & Assistant Corporate Secretary,
Altus Group Limited

MEET JESSICA  >

Sunu Pillai

Séverine Losembe Botumbe

Associate,
Milbank LLP

MEET SÉVERINE  >

Emma Salustro

Jassmin McIver-Jones

Assistant Vice-President & Senior Counsel,
Lincoln Financial Group

MEET JASSMIN  >

Emma Salustro

Sebastián Mollo

Global Investigations Counsel,
Flowserve Corporation

MEET SEBASTIAN  >

Jonelle Saunders

Natasha Newberry

Director & Senior Corporate Counsel,
LexisNexis

MEET NATASHA  >

Leslie Stevens

Mohammad B. Pathan

Senior Associate,
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

MEET MOHAMMAD  >

Porsha Reed-Weidner

Porsha Reed-Weidner

Associate General Counsel,
UnitedHealth Group (Optum)

MEET PORSHA  >

Danielle Thompson

Heidi Ruckriegle

Ethics Counsel,
Western Union

MEET HEIDI  >

Anjum Unwala

Janiella C. Shirley

Senior Attorney,
USAA

MEET JANIELLA  >

Anjum Unwala

Sainabou Sonko

Senior Counsel, Commercial Litigation 
Tyson Foods, Inc.

MEET SAINABOU  >

Anjum Unwala

Levine Thomas

Associate,
Groom Law Group

MEET LEVINE  >

Anjum Unwala

Kenya L. Williams

Trademark Enforcement Counsel,
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

MEET KENYA  >

Anjum Unwala

Hayan Yoon

Senior Associate,
Fenwick & West LLP

MEET HAYAN  >

2020-2021 Sources of Success Participants

Puneet Arora

PUNEET ARORA

Senior Counsel, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation,
AbbVie Inc.

MEET PUNEET  >

Courtney Cannon

COURTNEY CANNON

Counsel – Legal Affairs, Entertainment and Lifestyle Group,
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

MEET COURTNEY  >

John T. Davis

JOHN T. DAVIS

Associate Patent Attorney,
Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C.

MEET JOHN  >

Monique Delbridge

MONIQUE DELBRIDGE

Vice President & Senior Counsel,
Goldman Sachs

MEET MONIQUE  >

dendrick gamble

DENDRICK GAMBLE

Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel,
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

MEET DENDRICK  >

Nikki Hasselbarth

NIKKI HASSELBARTH

Associate,
Venable LLP

MEET NIKKI  >

Charlene Jones

CHARLENE JONES

Director & Associate General Counsel,
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

MEET CHARLENE  >

Aaron Kleven

AARON KLEVEN

Counsel,
Visa Inc.

MEET AARON  >

Nathalie Le Ngoc

NATHALIE LE NGOC

Senior Corporate Counsel – Global Labor & Employment,
Salesforce.com, Inc.

MEET NATHALIE  >

Olivene Makerson

OLIVENE MAKERSON

Commercial Counsel,
Google LLC

MEET OLIVENE  >

Jermaine McPherson

JERMAINE MCPHERSON

Vice President/Senior Counsel,
Goldman Sachs

MEET JERMAINE  >

Luana Mendes

LUANA MENDES

Senior Corporate Counsel,
Salesforce.com, Inc.

MEET LUANA  >

Shayne O’Reilly

SHAYNE O’REILLY

Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation,
Facebook, Inc.

MEET SHAYNE  >

Amit Parekh

AMIT PAREKH

Corporate & Securities Associate,
Baker McKenzie

MEET AMIT  >

Cory Patterson

CORY PATTERSON

Of Counsel,
Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP

MEET CORY  >

Alvaro Peralta

ALVARO PERALTA

Associate,
White & Case LLP

MEET ALVARO  >

Michelle Pham

MICHELLE PHAM

Counsel,
Crowell & Moring LLP

MEET MICHELLE  >

Sunu Pillai

SUNU PILLAI

Associate,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

MEET SUNU  >

Emma Salustro

EMMA SALUSTRO

Assistant General Counsel,
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), an Exelon utility

MEET EMMA  >

Jonelle Saunders

JONELLE SAUNDERS

Associate Product Counsel,
Google Health

MEET JONELLE  >

Leslie Stevens

LESLIE STEVENS

Director, Global Privacy Counsel,
Edwards Lifesciences

MEET LESLIE  >

Danielle Thompson

DANIELLE THOMPSON

Associate,
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET DANIELLE  >

Anjum Unwala

ANJUM UNWALA

Counsel,
Capital One

MEET ANJUM  >

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