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MCCA Rainmakers

The 2022 Rainmakers Award Nominations are now open!

MCCA’s Annual List of Rainmakers proves that the profession has talented diverse attorneys who also have valuable client development skills. MCCA honors attorneys from across the nation who have achieved success through innovative, consistent and proactive business development. Their success stories offer insight and value to attorneys at every career stage.

MCCA will profile and recognize the 2022 Rainmaker honorees on our website and social media throughout the year. The 2022 Rainmakers will be honored for their accomplishments at MCCA’s 2022 Creating Pathways to Diversity on October 17-19 and at the 2022 Diversity Gala on October 19. The profiles of all the past Rainmaker honorees can be found below and their sponsored spotlight videos can be found here.

Our goal is for the honorees to embody a wide representation, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, attorneys with disabilities, geographic location and practice area.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 11, 2022. We will not accept late or incomplete nominations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Past MCCA Rainmakers are NOT eligible.
  • Past nominees who were NOT selected ARE encouraged to reapply.
  • Nominated attorneys must have a proven record of compiling a book of business exceeding $5 million annually, including over the past 3 years.
  • Nominated attorneys must have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and service to the community.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion.
  • Nominated attorneys must have outstanding pro bono contributions. Please provide details on the number of clients served, numbers of hours contributed, impact of the service on clients, and/or the impact of the service on a pro bono program and/or community.
  • 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.
  • Self-nomination is accepted.

Paul Lancaster Adams

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Meet Paul Lancaster
Sponsored Honoree Video

Arif Ali

Partner, Co-Chair – International Arbitration practice,
Dechert LLP

Meet Arif
Sponsored Honoree Video

Billy Ching

Partner, Chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group,
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Meet Billy

Eric Greenberg

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Meet Eric

Mary Beth Johnston

Managing Partner,
K&L Gates LLP

Meet Mary Beth

Gregory Kilpatrick

Partner; Chair of Securities & Capital Markets Department,
McGuireWoods LLP

Meet Gregory

Claudia Lewis

Venable LLP

Meet Claudia

Kwame Manley

Partner; Global Chair, Investigations & White Collar Defense,
Paul Hastings LLP

Meet Kwame

Noiana Marigo

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Meet Noiana
Sponsored Honoree Video

Christina Melendi

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Meet Christina
Sponsored Honoree Video

Joseph Ortego

Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice-chair- Litigation Department,
Nixon Peabody LLP

Meet Joseph

Joyce Smith

Partner; Chair, California International Commercial Practice Group,
Baker McKenzie

Meet Joyce

Will Stute

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Meet Will

Albert Tan

Partner; Co-Chair, Fund Finance Practice Group,
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Meet Albert
Sponsored Honoree Video

Maggie Wong

Goodwin Procter LLP

Meet Maggie

Bryan Brantley

Partner; Co-Leader, Transportation Industry Team,
McGuireWoods LLP

Meet Bryan
Sponsored Honoree Video

Kobi Brinson

Partner; Member, Executive Committee; Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee,
Winston & Strawn, LLP

Meet Kobi
Sponsored Honoree Video

Phil Cha

Partner, Team Lead, and Board Member,
Duane Morris LLP

Meet Phil

Will Chuchawat

Partner and M&A Team Leader,
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Meet Will

Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell

K&L Gates LLP

Meet Brendan

Shari Klevens


Meet Shari

Ronald Machen

Partner; Co-Chair of White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice; Management Committee Member,

Meet Ronald
Sponsored Honoree Video

Laura Maechtlen

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Meet Laura
Sponsored Honoree Video

Alexandre Rene

Partner, Co-Chair, Litigation & Enforcement Practice Group,
Ropes & Gray LLP

Meet Alexandre
Sponsored Honoree Video

Sherrese Smith

Partner; Vice Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity,
Paul Hastings LLP

Meet Sherrese
Sponsored Honoree Video

Ellisen Turner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Meet Ellisen
Sponsored Honoree Video

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