Minority Corporate Counsel Association names up and coming attorneys

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association profiles their list of rising star attorneys in their "Diversity & The Bar" magazine.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association profiles their list of rising star attorneys in their “Diversity & The Bar” magazine.

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has released a new list of “rising star attorneys”. The list of fifteen attorneys come from a cross section of top law firms and corporations. MCCA notes that the group represents diversity in race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generations.

“I am honored to name MCCA’s 2015 Rising Stars. These energetic individuals exemplify the diversity in the legal profession, and share one common trait: they contribute to society through the law and service to others. They represent the future of the legal profession,” said MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West.

Here is MCCA’s list of rising stars:

Alisha Cieslak, General Counsel, Gordon Food Service

Ian Clement, Senior Associate, Wong Fleming

Andrew Diaz-Matos, VP, Assistant General Counsel, Director of Enterprise Transactions Law, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Nicole Duclos, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Rudy Figueroa, VP Admin, Legal & HR, General Counsel and Secretary, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC

Jamil French, Director and Senior Counsel, Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC, a BNY Mellon Company

Doris Gilliam, Senior Attorney, AARP

Nicky Jatana, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Stephen Lessard, Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Tamika S. Mayes, Senior Tax Attorney, General Motors Company

Alex Ponce de Leon, Counsel, Google Inc.

Schuyler A. Smith, Associate, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP

David J. Tsai, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Joycelynn Watkins-Asiyanbi, Assistant General Counsel, Global Supply Chain and International Businesses, W. W. Grainger, Inc.

Michael W. Weaver, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

The attorneys are also set to be profiled in the association’s magazine “Diversity & The Bar.”


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