February 10, 2021, Oakland, CA – The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) is proud to announce the election of seven new members to serve on its board of directors.
“Our new members are highly-accomplished attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments who have demonstrated a career-spanning commitment to advancing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession,” said Robert White, Executive Director of CMCP. “Their leadership will reinvigorate our mandate to offer the legal sector a blueprint for recruiting and retaining talent that reflects the diversity of our state by fostering education, providing resources, and creating a community for attorneys of color across California.”
New members elected to serve a two-year term (2021-2023):
- David Ammons, Managing Partner, LTL Attorneys, LLP
- Sean Andrade, Managing Partner, Andrade Gonzalez LLP
- Eric Casher, Principal, Meyers Nave, P.C.
- Nicole Diaz, Head of Global Integrity and Compliance Legal, Snap Inc.
- Kerry McLean Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Intuit Inc.
- Christophe Mosby, Associate General Counsel and Vice President, HP Inc.
Appointed to the board of directors (CMCP Ambassadors Council) for a one-year term:
- Kia Brady, Senior Real Estate Counsel, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
The new members will serve with the Board Officers: Co-Chair, Marissa Dennis, Partner, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP; Tiffany Renee Thomas, Co-Chair Senior Counsel-Employment Law & Benefits, Genentech; Co-Chair Emeritus: Sharon Tomkins, Vice President of Sustainability, Sempra Energy; Treasurer, Jordan Cohen, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo, and Secretary, Phuong Phillips, Chief Legal Officer, Zynga Inc.
Re-elected members will comprise a board of 18 directors: Derrick Boston, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Virgin Orbit, LLC; Camilo Echavarria, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Mimi M. Lee, Managing Counsel, Litigation, Chevron Global Upstream; Patricia Lee-Gulley, Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, Dale W. Lum, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Laura J. Maechtlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and Jennifer Tsao Shigekawa, Assistant General Counsel, Southern California Edison Company.
The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) is a California 501(c)(6) non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development.
CMCP is the only statewide organization that brings business lawyers of all races together as members and colleagues, regardless of the type of organization in which they practice, to achieve diversity and inclusion within law firms and in-house law departments, and in the outside counsel spend of corporations and government agencies.
Meet the current Board of Directors