2019 MCCA DIVERSITY GALA

2019 Diversity Gala

MCCA would like to thank our Board, NGEN Advisory Board, honorees, members, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2019 MCCA Diversity Gala. Once again we gathered to celebrate and honor individuals, companies and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in improving diversity, inclusion and equity and paved the way to create more opportunities for those who have been under-represented.

We believe that working together as a united front is essential to see the kind of change we all long for in our industry. We sense the urgency of our time. While the legal profession has long been focused on hiring and promoting diverse talent, the progress has been slow. We remain focused on our commitment to strategically collaborate with our partners to build a movement of changemakers who believe that change occurs when we all choose to work together for the greater good. There is strength in numbers and even greater strength with unity. #RISEUNITED

From all of us, again, thank you so much for your engagement, partnership and commitment.

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OCTOBER 16, 2019
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

2019 Diversity Gala Highlights

2019 Diversity Gala Sponsors

MCCA would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported MCCA’s 2019 Diversity Gala.

2019 Employer of Choice Award National Winner

Award Accepted by: Kelly Mahon Tullier,
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

ABOUT VISA INC.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

2019 Employer of Choice Award
Regional and International Winners

Click on the logos below to view the regional and inaugural international winners’ videos presented at the 2019 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

2019 Charlotte E. Ray Honoree

The 2019 Charlotte E. Ray Award was presented to Michelle C. Ifill, Founder, La Maison Michelle; Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services, Inc., at the MCCA Diversity Gala on October 16, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

2019 Thomas L. Sager Award Winner

Award Accepted by: Guy Halgren,
Chairman

2019 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists

Click on the videos below to view the regional and inaugural international winners’ videos presented at the 2019 Diversity Gala awards ceremony.

Host Committee Members

STUART ALDEROTY

General Counsel,
Ripple

MEET STUART  >

Damien Atkins

DAMIEN ATKINS

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
The Hershey Company

MEET DAMIEN  >

ANNE LEE BENEDICT

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
Summit Materials, Inc.

MEET ANNE >

ROBERT BOSTROM


Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal & Compliance
Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Darrell Gay

DARRELL GAY

Partner,
Arent Fox LLP

MEET DARRELL  >

SAMANTHA GRANT

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin,
Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET SAMANTHA  >

WILLIE HERNANDEZ

Director & Associate General
Counsel, Product,
Facebook

MEET WILLIE  >

DUANE HOLLOWAY

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel, and Chief Ethics
& Compliance Officer,
U.S. Steel

MEET DUANE  >

KEN JEW

Group Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Ross Stores, Inc.

MEET KEN  >

John Kuo

JOHN KUO

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Chief
Compliance Officer,
Charles River Laboratories

HANNAH LIM-JOHNSON

Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Meritor, Inc.

MEET HANNAH  >

LANESHA MINNIX

Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& Corporate Secretary,
Flowserve Corporation

MEET LANESHA  >

Dan Neff

DAN NEFF

Partner,
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

MEET DAN  >

Natalie Pierce

NATALIE A. PIERCE

Partner,
Gunderson Dettmer

MEET NATALIE  >

TOM ROBERTSON

Corporate Vice President &
Deputy General Counsel,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET TOM  >

THOMAS L. SAGER

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP

MEET THOMAS  >

TEENA-ANN V. SANKOORIKAL

Partner,
Covington & Burling LLP

MEET TEENA-ANN  >

MICHAEL TANG

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary,
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

MEET MICHAEL >

Alan Tse

ALAN K. TSE

Global General Counsel &,
Corporate Secretary,
Jones Lang LaSalle, IP, Inc.

MEET ALAN  >

Benjamin Wilson

BENJAMIN F. WILSON

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

MEET BENJAMIN  >

EVENT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, October 16, 2019

*Please note the agenda times are in EDT.

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06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

VIP PRE-SHOW RECEPTION & PRE-SHOW RECEPTION FOR ALL GUESTS
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07:30 PM – 11:00 PM

GALA AWARDS PROGRAM & POST-AWARDS DINNER RECEPTION

Master of Ceremonies: Richard Lui – Anchor, MSNBC & NBC News

Remarks by: Jean Lee – President & CEO, MCCA

Employer of Choice Award Regional and Inaugural International Winners:

  • Eaton – Midwest Region
    Heath Monesmith – President & Chief Operating Officer, Industrial Sector
  • Mastercard – Northeast Region
    Timothy Murphy – General Counsel
  • Visa Inc. – Western Region
    Kelly Mahon Tullier – Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
  • Nokia – International
    Nassib Abou-Khalil – Chief Legal Officer

Charlotte E. Ray Award Honoree:
Presented by: Craig Silliman – Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative, Legal & Public Policy Officer, Verizon

  • Michelle C. Ifill – Founder, La Maison Michelle; Retired Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services, Inc.

Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists:

  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Closing: Richard Lui

Registration & Fees

Registration Date:
Early-Bird (before July 31)
Regular (after July 31)
MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$650
$750
MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$900
$1,200
NON-MEMBERS
GOVERNMENT / NON-PROFIT
$650
$650
NON-MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$750
$900
NON-MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$1,000
$1,500
NON-MEMBERS
VENDORS
$1,000
$1,500

PAYMENT MESSAGE:

Visa, Mastercard, and American Express accepted.

MCCA Law Firm and Corporate Members: Please note as part of your company’s/firm membership benefits you may be entitled to a complimentary registration or a member discount rate for the conference registration.

For member complimentary registrations, members must obtain their complimentary codes from their “Company/Firm” and use them during registration. The complimentary codes should be entered in the discount code field at the Payment Page and members must click “Apply Now” to zero their balance.

For member discount rates to apply, members must select their “Company/Firm” from a drop down labeled “MCCA Law Firm/Corporate Members” during the registration process. The member discount rate will automatically be applied at the Payment page.

For any questions or inquires, please contact membership@mcca.com.

CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS:

Tickets are non-refundable. If you have paid tickets and are unable to attend the event we will provide a tax letter for your donation upon request. Please email sponsorship@mcca.com for tax letter request and/or questions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Please advise the Diversity Gala team if you have any special needs for facilities, visual aids or dietary requirements at events@mcca.com.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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