MCCA Announces New Next Generation (N-GEN) Advisory Board Members  

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 09:50
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is pleased to announce that it’s Next Generation (N-Gen) Advisory Board will hold its inaugural meeting in New York City.  The N-Gen Advisory Board will assist MCCA and drive the conversation about diversity and inclusion to inspire the next generation of lawyers.  
MCCA welcomed the following Advisory Board members:  
• Rima Alaily – Assistant General Counsel – Microsoft Corporation
• Anne Lee Benedict – General Counsel of Summit Materials, Inc. - Chair of the N-Gen Advisory Board
• Rodney Pratt – General Counsel of Converse, Inc.
• Teonta Williams – Associate General Counsel – United HealthCare Services, Inc
• Raquel Tamez – former General Counsel of SourceAmeric
• LaTanya Langley – General Counsel of BiC International
• Reginald Raush – General Counsel of Rakuten Marketing LLC
• Krishna Veeraraghavan – Partner – Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
• Alice Hsu – Partner – Akin Gump Hauer Strauss & Feld LLP
• Terrance Evans – Partner – Duane Morris LLP
• Charles Wilson – Partner – Cozen O’Connor LLP
• Samantha Grant – Partner - Mitchell Silberberg Knupp LLP
• Kevin Lyn – Partner – Womble Carlyle Sandrige & Rice LLP
It's Board of Directors also welcomed four Board members:  Damien Atkins, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Panasonic N.A.; Duane Holloway, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ascena Retail Group Inc. (Ann Taylor, Dress Barn, Justice), Linda Lu, Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; and Richard Wallis Corporation, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation. 
MCCA's CEO Jean Lee stated "We are thrilled to have these corporate leaders and legal diversity champions join our Board and Advisory Board." "We warmly welcome these talented new members who are already having a positive impact on our organization" stated Michelle Banks MCCA's Board Chair. "With a stellar new CEO, enhanced Board of Directors and now an Advisory Board, MCCA is well prepared to play a leading role in advancing the careers of diverse attorneys in corporations and their law firms at a time when the business case for inclusion has never been more apparent."