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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s annual Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference is back for its 12th year! It has long been THE seminal diversity conference in the nation for the legal profession, and this year is no different. The 2011 conference will bring you analysis of new issues in the legal diversity space and will deliver a fresh discussion on some of the old challenges facing corporate legal departments and law firms. For example, this year the conference will help you and your organization get prepared for the coming generational changes to the workforce over the next 10 years, while

Conference Agenda

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 7:30 - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM -10:30 AM OPENING PLENARY SESSION: Revisiting the Business Case for Diversity 10:30 - 11:00 AM

BREAK 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Spend, Diversity & Client Satisfaction

The Interplay between the Corporate Legal


12:30 - 2:30 PM


Pre-collegiate Pipeline Initiatives

Youngest: Corporate Legal Departments &

Inspiring the Very

Affinity Groups: A Study of Model Programs


at Law Firms & Legal Departments

LUNCH PROGRAM: Her Stories: The Evolving Role of Women in Business & Law 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Advancement of Latinas in Large Law Firms

Beyond Race, Gender & Ethnicity: The

102. 4:00 - 4:30 PM BREAK 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Advancement of Diverse Law Firm Attorneys

Transparency & 103.

Growing Trend or Idealist Hope?

Chief Legal Diversity Officers & Minority Counsel Liaisons:

203. 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Inclusion Initiative: Corporate Collaboration & the Use of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms


REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION Registration is NOT confirmed until payment has been received by MCCA. Electronic confirmation of your registration will be sent within ten business days of receipt of payment or upon completion of payment process if registering online. Full registration includes access to conference sessions, electronic course materials, and scheduled meals. Program sessions are subject to limited attendance due to facility capacity constraints, so please pre-register for your desired courses. MCCA is not responsible for any expenses associated with travel, lodging, or other costs incurred by the registrant, including in the event that MCCA must cancel the conference for any reason. Audio or video recording or transcription of any portion of the seminar is prohibited unless express consent is granted by MCCA.

HOUSING MCCA is holding a block of rooms at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at the rate of $329/ night (single/double). For reservations, call 800-843-4898 and indicate you are attending MCCA’s 2011 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference to receive the group rate. You can also reserve a room online by visiting and clicking on the Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference link.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS All cancellations must be received in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received in writing by September 1, 2011 will be fully refunded minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Individuals canceling in writing after September 1 but prior to September 19 will receive a full credit towards attendance at MCCA’s 13th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference (only monies paid for the 12th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference will be credited; after applying credit, any balance due is the responsibility of the registrant). If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by September 19, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed after the meeting. Substitutions are always welcome; please submit a written request along with a completed registration form for the new individual in order to transfer the registration. Cancellations and requests for substitutions should be submitted to

DISCOUNTED AIRFARE Travel discounts are valid September 24-29, 2011 to New York, NY (EWR, HPN, JFK, LGA).To make a discount reservation, please call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 800-433-1790 or go to and use promotion code 2791AN.

When It Stops Raining: A Study of Outsourcing & the Pulse of Legal Business


Successfully Navigate the Exodus of Baby Boomers

Your Organization Can

The Transition of a Generation: How


Special Considerations: The In-House Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &


Transgender Lawyer Experience

Inspiring Titleless Leaders in Your Organization

Driving Change: 302.

Behind the Scenes Look at JDs in the C-Suite

Lawyer Executives: A 402.

Generation of Cultural Competency

Leveraging a New 502. Who’s the Boss? 401.

Attitudes & Opinions: Generation Y Speaks about their Workplace in 10 Years

WORK PLACE 2020 501.

simultaneously revisiting and updating the ongoing conversation about the business case for diversity in the legal profession. In addition to learning how to help your legal department or firm advance diversity, the Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference will continue to provide in-house and law firm lawyers with real and practical strategies for advancing their individual careers. Did we also mention that the Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference provides invaluable networking opportunities with the country’s most prolific and diverse attorneys? Clearly, this is THE conference you won’t want to miss!

Advisory Board

Michael P. Allen Senior Attorney, Legal & Corporate Affairs Microsoft Corporation

Sanjay N. Beri Member Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Maja D. Hazell Director of Diversity and Inclusion Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Paul Hirose Of Counsel Perkins Coie LLP

Rob Jones Corporate Attorney American Airlines, Inc.

Haris Khan Associate DLA Piper LLP

Jessie Kornburg Executive Director Ms. JD

Lisa A. Linsky Partner McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Paula Lucas Executive Director Just the Beginning Foundation

Peggy Nagae Founder & Principal peggynagae consulting

Barry Parsons Associate General Counsel Freddie Mac

Marla S. Persky Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp.

Mayda Prego Senior Counsel Chevron Africa & Latin America Exploration & Production Company

Marci Rubin Executive Director California Minority Counsel Program

Walter L. Sutton Associate General Counsel Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Join us for

MCCA’s Diversity Honors Gala! September 27, 2011

Contact Jennifer Chen at 202-739-5902 or

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