Being involved with the community benefits both McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) and the clients we serve.
L to R: Associate Paul Bird and Paralegal Dawn Agozzino pose with Of Counsel Deb Côté during the 2011 Human Rights Campaign Gala in San Francisco.
Below are a few examples of recent events MLA hosted or attended:
In October 2011, members of the San Francisco office attended the 22nd Annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Gala. United States Senator Diane Feinstein was the keynote speaker and she provided an inspiring speech about the status of LGBT-related federal legislation. At the Gala, HRC presented special awards to San Francisco Police Commander Lea Militello, and international rugby star Ben Cohen for their LGBT work during this past year. Google Inc. was presented with the Corporate Equality Award Recipient to great fan-fair. The event was attended by over 500 individuals, including numerous law firms and corporations.
In June 2011, MLA hosted the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia (SABA-GA) on behalf of Atlanta partner, Saba Ashraf. SABA presented an “Evening with the Honorable Paul L. Howard, Jr.” for its members and MLA attorneys. As the current district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia, Mr. Howard provided personal anecdotes and insights on the criminal justice system.
In May 2011, Washington Attorneys Alison Doyle, Ginny Gomez, Megan Kinsey-Smith, Claire Maddox, Alyssa Sandrowitz, Joanne Zimolzak, and several Summer Associates attended the 2011 Annual Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of the District of Columbia dinner. The 2011 Annual Dinner theme “Women Helping Women” celebrated women in-house and outside counsel pairs who have created and maintained close professional relationships, demonstrated that networking and rainmaking can work well among women, and who have personally taken a leadership role in the advancement of women.
In March 2011, Mark Meagher attended the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) General Counsel/Managing Partner Roundtable luncheon and seminar at the Denver University School of Law. The 3 hour roundtable discussion let by Dr. Arin Reeeves focused on current diversity issues.
"One of McKenna Long & Aldridge's finest attributes is its active support of and commitment to diversity. The role of diversity at this firm includes a celebration of culture, gender and orientation as well as a keen interest in advancing the legal careers of under represented groups in this profession. I continue to find that McKenna's support of diversity has created a fantastic work environment which is both exemplary and commendable."
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San Francisco, CA