MCCA would like to thank our members, speakers, Title Sponsor VMware, and Host Google for contributing to the success of the 2023 Global Technology, Education, & Careers Forum: Data Boot Camp (G-TEC: Data Boot Camp)! 

Attendees heard expert insights and analysis on topics from leveraging data to drive transformation to the implications of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action case on corporate diversity efforts. Case study conversations and discussion sessions gave attorneys from both law firms and in-house counsel’s offices the chance to share challenges and best practices, forge new connections, and discover opportunities for collaboration. And walk-throughs of key MCCA resources, including the Diversity Database and Diversity Scorecard, equipped participants with concrete tools to up their DEI data game. 

MCCA members can view key session takeaways and materials – offered as an exclusive benefit to MCCA members – in their member portal.

As we move forward together, let’s continue sharing ideas and strategies to drive change in the legal profession and in our communities so that we can know better, do better, lead better, and transform for the better. 

From all of us at MCCA, again, thank you so much for your commitment, engagement, passion, and support. Together we are #InspiringProgess and #AcceleratingImpact. 

Special thanks to our Host:

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7:45 AM – 5:00 PM


7:45 AM – 8:45 AM


8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Stop and Proceed With Caution: Strategies to Address the Potential Corporate and Legal Impact of the Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

On October 31, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments for two controversial affirmative action cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC). The Supreme Court will issue a decision in June 2023, and it is widely expected to overturn, or at least radically redefine, race-conscious admissions practices for colleges and universities, a move that could have wide-ranging and unpredictable consequences on corporate America. 

As these controversial cases are evaluated by SCOTUS, we are in active discussions with our partners and members on the broad-reaching implications across various laws, including those that impact workplace DEI and ESG efforts. 

This session will discuss the Supreme Court case’s predicted outcome, the potential legal impact on corporate America, how to navigate the legal risk and the decision’s impact on organizations’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments.  

Attendees will also participate in an interactive workshop where they will evaluate existing talent management systems to determine the impact of the Court’s decision.

Please note: CLE credit will not be awarded.

Session Breakdown:

Part 1: Panel | 9:00 AM – 9:40 AM


  • Upnit K. Bhatti – Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


  • Debo Adegbile – Partner, Chair, Anti-Discrimination Practice, WilmerHale
  • Mark Davies – Partner (Supreme Court and Appellate), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Part 2: Panel | 9:40 AM – 10:20 AM


  • Sheila Willis – Partner, Co-Chair Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group, Fisher Phillips


  • John W. Kuo – Independent Director and Former Chief Legal Officer
  • Yolanda Sanders – Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Gap, Inc.

Part 3: Workshop | 10:20 AM – 11:00 AM


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Strategies to Drive Transformation Leveraging Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Measuring and managing your strategic DEI framework helps to put form, meaning, value, accountability, execution, and forward progress into your internal and external DEI efforts. It helps move the needle from DEI as a conceptual framework to DEI as a sustainable, valued, integrated, benefit-generating feature business strategy. 

This session will discuss how to utilize diversity metrics (specific quantitative and qualitative measures of diversity) to help translate business strategy into action by measuring the financial and non-financial value of diverse workplace and external environmental performance.  

Attendees will also participate in small group discussions regarding the efficacy of the current data analytics tools in the industry. 

Please note: CLE credit will not be awarded.

Session Breakdown:

Part 1: Panel | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM


  • Corinn Jackson – Principal, Littler Mendelson, P.C.


  • Charles Basinger – Lead Counsel, Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors Company 
  • Danielle Coleman – Senior Director & Associate General Counsel – Global Litigation, VMware, Inc.
  • Vinita KailasanathPartnerIP Transactions, Life Sciences Transactions, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 

Part 2: MCCA Diversity Scorecard Review | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM


  • Sophia Piliouras – Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Corporate Secretary, MCCA

Part 3: Workshop | 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Best Practices and the Value of Sharing Data via Surveys with External Parties

This session will discuss what data we must know, to do, lead and transform our industry. The purpose of collecting demographic data varies; it could be a regulatory requirement to support enforcement actions, e.g., EEO-1 reporting, a business requirement per a client, advancing your organization’s broader ESG strategy, facilitating an internal self-audit on employment patterns to address inequities, providing nuance and context for conversations around issues like the lavender or glass ceiling and pay equity. Understanding the value of sharing your organization’s data with external parties will help your organization lead and transform your industry. 

Attendees will also participate in an interactive workshop regarding the extraction and analysis of DEI data from the MCCA Diversity Database. 

Please note: CLE credit will not be awarded.

Session Breakdown:

Part 1: Panel | 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM


  • Jean Lee – President & CEO, MCCA


  • Evangelina Almirantearena – Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust and Commercial Litigation, Intel Corporation
  • Joseph Drayton – Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Marie Ma – Chief Legal Officer, Articulate Global, LLC

Part 2: MCCA Diversity Database Review | 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM


  • Miu Suzuki – Chief of Staff, MCCA

Part 3: Workshop | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM



4:30 PM – 5:30 PM



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