Monday, July 28, 2014 • 5:30 - 8:00pm; program at 6:00pm
McCormick & Schmick’s • 2000 Main Street • Irvine 92614
Thank You 2nd Quarter Program/Event Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in delivering great CMCP programming during the second quarter of 2014!
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has scheduled its Gala and Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference much earlier this year, and we want to make sure we’ve alerted everyone who might find these events of interest.
The MCCA Diversity Gala will take place July 25, 2014 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. where Justice Cruz Reynoso will receive MCCA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gala is MCCA’s premier awards program honoring leaders in the legal profession for diversity and inclusion. Esteemed actor, producer, director and social activist Laurence Fishburne will deliver the keynote address and present MCCA’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Justice Reynoso. Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, will serve as the emcee for the Diversity Gala. Evening entertainment will feature music icon, multi-Grammy award-winner and back-to-back Oscar nominee, James Ingram. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.mcca.com/gala.
MCCA’s Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference, July 24, 2014
MCCA’s Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference is a full-day educational conference promoting the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. It provides programs focused on global diversity, inclusive leadership and talent optimization. The Pathways Conference offers practical development tools and resources for individual lawyers and organizations. This premier diversity and inclusion conference hosts over 500 legal professionals and experts.
Nominations are Now Open for the 8th Annual Diversity & the Bar Rainmakers List
As in past years, MCCA plans to profile a select group of prominent minority rainmaker lawyers in the November/December 2014 issue of Diversity & The Bar. It’s crucial to highlight the professional successes of minority attorneys who continue to lead the industry.
Click the above image to read profiles of our 2013 Rainmakers.
An attorney must have a proven record (i.e., several years) of compiling books of business exceeding $2 million annually, including over the past year.
Firms may choose to proffer more than one person, but a firm will not be represented by more than one attorney in the final group.
Our goal is for the group to embody a wide representation in several areas, including ethnicity, gender, geographic location and practice area.
Past candidates who were not selected are encouraged to re-apply.
Past winners will not be eligible.
Submit a 200 word statement that includes attorney career highlights which will help in the selection process. Include the attorney’s ethnicity, gender, geographic location and practice area. Please submit all of this information in one document. PDFs will not be accepted.
For your attorney(s) to be considered for inclusion in this year’s list, please submit candidates directly to Editor in Chief, Kim Howard, CAE at email@example.com
Call for Nominations – Daily Journal’s 2014 Top 100
The Daily Journal’s Top 100 honors California lawyers whose legal work changed the law, an industry or society in the last year. Top 100 attorneys may be at universities, non-profit or government agencies or in firms of any size. The nominations form is on the Daily Journal web site through July 25. No subscription or log-in required.
Lim Ruger Presents A Three-Panel Series
How Do Women Lawyers Make It Rain?
Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP 1055 West 7th Street, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 5:30pm-7:30pm MCLE credit approval pending
Series 1 August 27, 2014
Secrets of Successful Client Development Join our distinguished panel of speakers for an in depth discussion on the nuts and bolts of creating a book of business. Our panelists will discuss strategies for identifying potential clients and distinguishing oneself to the potential client. Topics will also include the challenges of client development including the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone, creating time for business development, and getting past the fear of rejection. Speakers: Ruth Kahn, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP Timi Hallem, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP *Additional speakers to be announced.
Series 2 September 11, 2014
How Women Approach Business Relationships Success is partially driven by the ability to form and maintain meaningful relationships. So how do women lawyers successfully foster and leverage business relationships with corporate counsel? Our panel consisting of legal professionals from diverse backgrounds will share their personal experiences from both sides of the table, providing insight on how women approach this differently from men. What works and what doesn't? Speakers: Katherine Adkins, General Counsel, Toyota Financial Services Leon Bass, Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison Maidie Oliveau, Counsel, Arent Fox LLP
Series 3 October, 2014 (date to be announced)
The Inside Job: How In-House Counsel Champion Diversity From Within Have you ever wondered how in-house counsel champion diversity from the inside? Our distinguished panelists will explore strategies they use to promote diversity in the legal profession, with a focused look at the challenges and opportunities they face in hiring diverse outside counsel. The panel will also address ways diverse attorneys and firms can position themselves to be recognized and hired by in-house counsel. Speakers: Derrick L. Brent, Associate General Counsel, Masimo Corporation Malissia R. Clinton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Aerospace Corporation *Additional speakers to be announced.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Parking validations will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP required to Susan Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank of America Macy’s Citigroup Best Buy Wells Fargo Boehringer Ingelheim The Hartford
Wells Fargo Century Link Royal Bank of Scotland Masco Corporation Family Dollar Stores Advance Auto Parts PSEG Services
Walmart The Dolan Company Marsh & McLennan Florida Power & Light Western Union FedEx DirecTV
Enhanced enforcement efforts and aggressive investigations by the DOL, DOJ, NLRB and state agencies are leading to the rapid expansion of the Wage & Hour landscape.As a result, this conference is trending to be the largest of all the previous installments!
The is the only event that goes the extra mile and brings you an extensive in-house counsel client presence for maximum networking and business development, and federal and state judicial insights
Here's a sneak peek at just some of insights that the federal and state judges will be providing in the two judicial panels:
What works and doesn’t work in their courtrooms in wage cases
Why the employers in wage cases before them and before juries succeeded, and why they did not
Specific examples in the wage context of: 1) poor witness selection; 2) inability to connect with the jury; 3) bad lawyering
For wage cases, what works best in: 1) jury instructions; 2) voir dire; and 3) opening and closing statements