March 22, 2007

Over 800 attorneys and corporate leaders attended the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Anniversary Dinner held last night, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ground-breaking bar association as well the start of the MCCA’s 6th annual CLE Expo being held this week in Chicago.

The dinner was also an occasion to honor corporate law departments who have received the MCCA’s Employer of Choice Award over the last ten years, and recognize other legal industry leaders who have succeeded in creating inclusive and diverse work environments.  Jenner & Block was a Gold sponsor of the gala celebration and a Diversity Diamond sponsor of the dessert reception later in the evening.

Jenner & Block is the Premier Sponsor of the 2007 MCCA CLE Expo, an honor the Firm has been proud to claim since the preeminent diversity conference was launched in 2002.

Four Jenner & Block Partners will be speaking at this year’s Expo:

  • Partner Jorge M. Leon will serve as a panelist at a 10:30 AM session on March 22 entitled, “Executive Compensation: Recent Developments,” which will discuss current and proposed SEC disclosure requirements on the compensation packages paid to top corporate management.
  • Partner Kenyanna M. Scott will serve as a panelist at a 2:00 PM session on March 22 entitled “Department of Justice Enforcement Trends: Avoiding Horizontal Pinstripes and the Perp Walk.”  The panel will address strategies for successful negotiations with the Department of Justice.
  • Partner Kali N. Bracey will serve as a panelist at a 10:30 AM session on March 23 entitled, “Implications of the KPMG Decision on the Future of Employee Indemnifications,” which will analyze whether indemnification is the right approach in various litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings.
  • Partner Michelle Speller-Thurman will serve as a panelist at a 10:30 AM session on March 23 entitled, “Private Equity and Hedge Funds,” which will discuss recent developments in the hedge fund industry.