2022 MCCA DIVERSITY GALA

The MCCA Diversity Gala, coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is MCCA’s signature, annual fundraising event, taking place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on October 19, 2022. The funds raised from the Diversity Gala support MCCA’s key research, conferences, and professional development programming throughout the year such as: MCCA’s LMJ Scholarship program, Diversity Database, the annual General Counsel and Law Firm Diversity Survey, and professional development programs such as The Equity Track, and Sources of Success.

As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year, the Gala features an elegant networking reception, a seated dinner awards program that honors leading corporate law departments and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in championing diversity, equity and inclusion, entertainment, and a celebration of our resilient and diverse community.

Attire: Black Tie

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COVID-19 EVENT POLICY

MCCA has adopted a “Vaccination Required” policy for all events. This means that all attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend. In addition, masks will be required while indoors except for while eating and for presenters who are actively speaking. MCCA will observe and comply with all local, state and CDC guidelines that are in place at the time of its events and reserves the right to adjust its policy based on those guidelines.

OCTOBER 19, 2022
6:30 PM EDT – 10:00 PM EDT

American Museum of Natural History,
CENTRAL PARK WEST AT 79TH STREET NEW YORK CITY

Click here for registration instructions

Online registration will close
October 17, 2022 at 11:59PM ET.
  

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Hotel Reservations will close
September 26, 2022.

2022 Diversity Gala Sponsors

Support for the MCCA Diversity Gala is an ideal opportunity for companies or firms to gain visibility and access to over one thousand attendees representing leading companies and firms from across industries at the largest awards program of its kind in the country.

2022 Employer of Choice Award National Winner

ABOUT MICROSOFT

Microsoft continually engages with diverse organizational partners – beyond just financial and event specific support, while its leadership shows up on boards, advisory boards, council and research working groups focused on D&I. As a leader in their industry, Microsoft has dedicated efforts to reaching all audiences to improve D&I outcomes, including diverse law students and corporate general counsels. 

Host Committee Members

WANJI WALCOTT (HONORARY CHAIR)

Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer &
General Counsel,
Executive Committee,
Governance & Nominating Committee

Discover Financial Services

MEET WANJI  >

STUART ALDEROTY

General Counsel,
Executive Committee,
Ripple

MEET STUART  >

CRAIG BEAZER

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Lincoln Financial Group

MEET CRAIG  >

Lucy Fato

LUCY FATO

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Global Head of
Communications and Government Affairs,
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

MEET LUCY  >

Samantha Grant

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin,
Richter & Hampton LLP

MEET SAMANTHA  >

WILLIE HERNANDEZ

General Counsel, International
The Coca-Cola Company

MEET WILLIE  >

DUANE HOLLOWAY

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

MEET DUANE  >

SETH KRAUSS

Chief Legal Officer,
Governance &
Nominating Committee,
Endeavor

MEET SETH  >

SANDRA LEUNG

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel,
Finance & Investments
Committee Chair,
Bristol Myers Squibb Company

MEET SANDRA  >

HANNAH LIM-JOHNSON

Former Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary,
Governance & Nominating Committee,
Meritor, Inc.

MEET HANNAH  >

LINDA LU

Senior Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel,
Audit Committee,
TransUnion

MEET LINDA  >

Laurence Midler

LAURENCE MIDLER

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel &
Chief Risk Officer,
CBRE

MEET LAURENCE  >

LANESHA MINNIX

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel,
Finance & Investments Committee,
Ecolab

JENNIFER NEWSTEAD

Chief Legal Officer
Meta Platforms, Inc.

MEET JENNIFER  >

AMY FLIEGELMAN OLLI

Executive Vice President &
General Counsel,
Governance & Nominating Committee,
VMware, Inc.

MEET AMY  >

Rodney Pratt

RODNEY PRATT

Senior Vice President
and Chief Legal Officer,

LVMH Moët Hennessy
Louis Vuitton Inc.

TOM ROBERTSON

Corporate Vice President &
Deputy General Counsel,
Finance & Investments Committee,
Microsoft Corporation

MEET TOM  >

ANNE ROBINSON

Managing Director
& General Counsel
Governance & Nominating Committee,
The Vanguard Group, Inc.

MEET ANNE  >

MICHAEL TANG

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

MEET MICHAEL  >

AMY TU

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
Global Governance
&
Corporate Affairs,
Audit Committee,
Tyson Foods, Inc.

MEET AMY  >

Krishna Veeraraghavan

KRISHNA VEERARAGHAVAN

Partner,
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton
& Garrison LLP

MEET KRISHNA  >

NEIL WILCOX

Executive Vice President &
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,
Finance & Investments Committee,
Fiserv, Inc.

MEET NEIL  >

Michael Wu

MICHAEL WU

Chief Legal Officer &
Corporate Secretary
Bath & Body Works, Inc.

MEET MICHAEL  >

EVENT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2022

*Please note the agenda times are in EDT.

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06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION & GENERAL ADMISSION COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR ALL GUESTS
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07:30 PM – 10:00 PM

SEATED AWARDS DINNER 

Registration & Fees

Registration Date:
Early-Bird (before July 31)
Regular (August 1 - September 30)
Additional VIP Admission Ticket
MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$1000
$1500
$5000
MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$1500
$2000
$5000
NON-MEMBERS
GOVERNMENT / NON-PROFIT
$1500
$1800
$5000
NON-MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$1500
$1800
$5000
NON-MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$2000
$2500
$5000
NON-MEMBERS
VENDORS
$2500
$2500
$5000

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

Click here to review the MCCA Conference Registration General Terms and Conditions.

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