Once again, Womble Carlyle actively participated in the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s General Counsel Summit. Womble Carlyle was the Title Sponsor for the event, and is a Strategic Sponsor of MCCA. The MCCA General Counsel Summit took place May 6th-9th.

Womble Carlyle Chair-elect Betty Temple moderated a panel discussion on “Navigating the Corporate Boardroom: An Inside View.” Panelists were Gap, Inc. Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary Michelle Banks; Staples, Inc. Vince President and Associate General Counsel Cristina Gonzalez; Diebold, Inc. Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary Jonathon Leiken; CBRE, Inc. Executive Vice President & General Counsel Laurence H. Midler; and Teresa M. Sebastian, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Darden Restaurants, Inc.

In addition, firm Deputy General Counsel Alison Bost moderated a program titled “2015 Emerging Issues: Navigating Integrity, Ethics and Compliance in an Age of Changing Rules and Global Enforcement.” Participants were DHL Americas General Counsel & Secretary Joshua Frank; Office Depot Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Corporate & Compliance Darlene Quashie Henry; and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. Corporate Vice President & Chief Legal Officer Bruce Hawthorne.

Other attendees included attorneys Brent Clinkscale, Jamie Francis, Chris Gilmore, Sonny Haynes, Debbie Israel, Kevin Lyn, Louis Rouleau, Sid Shenoy and Brandie Smith, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Steve Bell, Director of Administration Barbara Fountain and Director of Media & Public Relations Russell Thomas.

Womble Carlyle hosted a MCCA Board of Directors Dinner at the General Counsel Summit. The firm also sponsored the GCS Golf Tournament, which this year was won by Womble Carlyle’s own Brent Clinkscale and Jamie Francis.