MCCA Honors Diversity Initiatives Of Corporate Legal Departments And Law Firms

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 00:00

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has awarded the diversity initiatives of two of the nation's leading corporate legal departments and a law firm. Receiving MCCA's Employer of Choice Award this year are the legal departments of Freddie Mac and Bank of America Corporation. They were chosen for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace. Accepting the award for Freddie Mac was Robert E. Bostrom, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Timothy J. Mayopoulos, general counsel and executive vice president accepted the award for Bank of America Corporation.

The law firm Arnold & Porter LLP was honored as recipient of the Thomas L. Sager Award, named for MCCA Chairman of the Board and DuPont Company Senior Vice President and General Counsel Thomas L. Sager. This award is given to law firms that demonstrate sustained commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. Richard M. Alexander, managing partner, accepted the award on behalf of Arnold & Porter.

MCCA also hosted the Diversity Dialogue, a panel discussion of diversity best practices featuring the award winners. The Diversity Dialogue is part of a professional development series that gives attendees information about award-winning diversity initiatives in their local areas, as well as practical information they can take back to their companies or law firms.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them.

MCCA is headquartered in Washington, DC, and also has an office in Atlanta. For more information, go to mcca.com.