Williams & Connolly associates (from left to right): Luke McCloud, Tracey Fung, Shifali Baliga, Michelle Chen, and Surya Kundu
Williams & Connolly was proud to sponsor the 2016 Minority Corporate Counsel Association Diversity Gala that took place on July 19, 2016, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Gala is MCCA's premier awards program that honors leaders in the legal profession for diversity and inclusion. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to former United States Attorney General, Eric Holder.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.