2017 Diversity Gala

Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala, MCCA’s signature fundraising event. The Diversity Gala helps fund MCCA’s key research and programming throughout the year. The Gala features an elegant networking reception, and an awards program recognizing achievement and leadership in diversity and inclusion efforts by an individual, law firm, and corporation.

OCTOBER 4, 2017

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY 10024

2017 OPENING REMARKS BY JEAN LEE, President & CEO, MCCA

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

David L. Cohen is Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and is the Company’s Chief Diversity Officer. David has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government and regulatory affairs, public affairs, legal affairs, corporate administration, and community investment. He also serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Before joining Comcast in July of 2002, David served as a partner in and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country.

2017 EOC Award National Winner

Kellogg's

Award Accepted by: Craig Silliman,
Executive Vice President of Public Policy & General Counsel

2017 EOC Award Finalists

Bank of America
Exelon
Kellogg's
Kellogg's

2017 Thomas L. Sager Award Winner

Kellogg's

Award Accepted by: Kim Koopersmith,
Partner & Chairperson

2017 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalists

Event Sponsors

MCCA would like to thank all our generous sponsors who supported MCCA’s 2017 Diversity Gala.

Diversity Gala Host Committee

Michelle Banks

MICHELLE BANKS (CO-CHAIR)

Senior Adviser,
BarkerGilmore, LLC
Former EVP & Global General Counsel,
Gap Inc.

DON H. LIU (CO-CHAIR)

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Target Corporation

CRAIG L. SILLIMAN (CO-CHAIR)

Executive Vice President – Public Policy
& General Counsel,
Verizon

STUART ALDEROTY

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary,
CIT Group, Inc.

DAMIEN ATKINS

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Panasonic

CORNELL BOGGS III

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel
Toys “R” Us, Inc.

ROBERT BOSTROM

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary,
Abercombie & Fitch

CLARISSA CERDA

General Counsel,
Pindrop

SAMANTHA C. GRANT

Partner,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

DUANE D. HOLLOWAY

Executive Vice President & General Counsel,
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

JOHN W. KUO

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary,
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

LINDA LU

Senior Vice President,
Personal Lines Insurance Legal Department,
Nationwide Insurance Company

GWEN MARCUS

Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,
Showtime Networks Inc.

NATALIE A. PIERCE

Shareholder,
Co-Chair, Robotics,
AI & Automation Industry Group,
Littler Mendelson P.C.

THOMAS L. SAGER

Partner,
Ballard Spahr LLP

AUSTIN K. SO

General Counsel, Chief Legal
Officer & Secretary,
StoneMor Partners L.P.

Alan Tse

ALAN K. TSE

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

Alan Tse

RICHARD J. WALLIS

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Office Product Group,
Microsoft Corporation

Alan Tse

BENJAMIN F. WILSON

Chairman,
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Michael Wu

MICHAEL WU

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,
Carter’s | Oshkosh B’gosh

Michael Wu

ANDY YOO

Vice President, Associate General Counsel,
Pearson Education

Michael Wu

DWIGHT S. YOO

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

EVENT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, October 4, 2017

*Please note the agenda times are in EDT.

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06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

PRE-SHOW RECEPTION FOR ALL GUESTS
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06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

VIP PRE-SHOW RECEPTION
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08:00 PM – 09:30 PM

GALA AWARDS PROGRAM & POST-AWARDS DINNER RECEPTION
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09:30 PM – 11:00 PM

POST-SHOW RECEPTION FOR ALL GUESTS

Registration & Fees

Registration Date:
Early Bird Rate
Rate after 9/12/17
MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$450
$650
MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$650
$900
NON-MEMBERS
GOVERNMENT / NON-PROFIT
$500
$700
NON-MEMBERS
IN-HOUSE
$550
$750
NON-MEMBERS
LAW FIRMS
$750
$1,000
NON-MEMBERS
VENDORS
$750
$1,000

PAYMENT MESSAGE:

All Major Credit Cards were accepted.

major credit cards

MCCA Law Firm and Corporate Members: Please note as part of your membership benefits you may be entitled to complimentary registrations and the Member rate for conference registration. Members must enter their Member Validation Code and select Apply on the payment page to receive the Member registration rate. To learn more contact membership@mcca.com.

REFUND POLICY:

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.

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