WTO Wins Innovator Award from Minority Corporate Counsel Association

06.25.2014

DENVER – Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell has won the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) 2014 George B. Vashon Innovator Award for the category of Women's Initiatives. The firm has been honored specifically for its Women in Leadership Lecture Series (WILLS).

The Innovator Award recognizes "in-house legal departments, law firms, and bar associations that have led the way with innovative best practices to assist diverse attorneys in the legal profession."

WTO partner Miko Ando Brown, the driving force behind WILLS, will accept the award in person on July 24 in Washington, D.C. Brown said, "We know firsthand that WILLS makes a meaningful difference in the lives and practices of women attorneys at WTO and in the legal community. This award is a true honor, and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting and fostering female leaders."

The WILLS program was launched in 2013 as a means of helping WTO's women lawyers build business relationships, identify mentors and sponsors,  and create a  culture in which women flourish. The efforts have already resulted in new clients and new matters for WTO, and, more importantly, have measurably engaged a community of high-profile female—and male—attorneys in business, law, and the judiciary.

Managing partner Carolyn Fairless observes that, "In developing WILLS, we focused on doing what was right for the firm and our future generation of lawyers. This award also reinforces that WTO is leading the legal profession in how to develop, support, and retain women attorneys."