MCCA to Host CLE Expo on October 5-6 at San Diego’s Grand Hyatt
Thomas L. Sager Award to be given to a Law Firm Demonstrating Commitment to Advance the Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of Diverse Attorneys

Washington, D.C. - Law firms and corporate legal departments from around the U.S. will gather at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on October 5-6, 2015 to attend the annual Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) CLE Expo. The two-day expo is an educational conference that provides MCCA’s diverse attorney network with advanced educational seminars focused on leading topics of interest to the corporate legal community and unsurpassed networking opportunities.

On Monday, October 5th the Thomas L. Sager Awards Luncheon will take place, an annual celebration recognizing law firms that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys. At the event, one deserving firm in each of MCCA’s five regions will be presented a Sager Award for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of diversity in the corporate legal community. This year’s finalists include:

Mid-Atlantic Region Finalists:

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Midwest Region Finalists:

  • Littler
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C
  • Schiff Hardin LLP

Northeast Region Finalists:

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP

South Region Finalists:

  • Haynes & Boone LLP
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP

West Region Finalists:

  • Lim Ruger & Kim LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP

At the Sager Awards Luncheon, Mary E. Snapp, Corporate Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Business Development and Evangelism will be delivering the keynote address. Snapp will discuss Microsoft’s newly introduced set of program rules and metrics to focus on diversity in law firm leadership at Microsoft as part of its Law Firm Diversity Program.



  • Manchester Grand Hyatt
  • 1 Market Place
  • San Diego, CA 92101


  • October 5 - 6, 2015

If you would like media credentials or a media interview, please contact Daniel Herrera at (202) 930-6805


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