The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) announced a strategic alliance with FHG Media Enterprises (FHG) to offer the MCCA Diverse Outside Counsel Database (MCCA Database), an online database of professional profiles of diverse law firm attorneys, searchable by practice expertise, geographic location and more. Developed by FHG using state-of-the-art technology as an MCCA membership benefit, the MCCA Database enables in-house legal departments to identify highly qualified diverse outside counsel to retain for their legal work.
Said MCCA executive director Veta Richardson, "The MCCA Database is just one of many technology tools that in-house counsel need to advance their goals to hire more diverse outside counsel teams. Over the years, I've heard that many have a hard time finding diverse lawyers with the particular expertise they need when they need it. Now they will be able to identify talented diverse lawyers 24/7, 365 days a year."
MCCA selected FHG Media Enterprises, a minority-owned new media and technology development company, as its strategic partner based upon FHG's experience in developing technology that solves problems. One such example is FHG's Diversity Compliance Manager (DCM), its proprietary, secure web-based tracking tool that was developed to enable legal departments to track the dollars they spend with diverse outside counsel.