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The Minority In-House Counsel Association (“MIHCA”) is a wholly separate and independent 501 (c)(3) organization that has no affiliation with the Minority Corporate Counsel Corporation (“MCCA”).



Experienced and here to serve. We look forward to working with you. 


Chair – Lata Setty,

Intellectual Property Officer, UnitedLex Corporation

San Francisco, California

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Secretary – John Childs, 

Assistant General Counsel – Litigation, Georgia-Pacific LLC,

Atlanta, Georgia

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Asilia Backus, Senior Attorney, Employment Law, American Airlines,

Dallas, Texas

Vice Chair – Julie Mehta,

Commercial Counsel,

Ecolab, NALCO Water Division, 

Naperville, IL

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    Treasurer – Ishna Neamatullah, Patent Counsel at Google,

    Mountain View, CA

    Rudy Figueroa, Vice President, Administration, Human Resources & Legal Departments, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC

    Chicago, IL

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    Dennis Garcia, 

    Assistant General Counsel,

    Microsoft Corporation

    Chicago, IL

    Abim Kolawole, 

    Director, DI Benefits, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Whitnie Gladden,

    Senior Employee Benefits Contract Counsel,

    Darden Corporation 

    Charlotte, NC

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    Glenda Martinez,  Former Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Univision Communications Inc.

    Los Angeles, CA

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    Carlos Vasquez, Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel LAC, Visa Inc.,

    San Francisco, California

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