New York Life receives Minority Corporate Counsel's 2015 Employer of Choice Award for the northeast region.

NEW YORK, March 13, 2015—New York Life announced today that it received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) 2015 Employer of Choice Award for the Northeast Region. The honor spotlights five regional industry leaders who have committed to, and succeeded at, creating and maintaining an inclusive corporate legal department.

The MCCA, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the increased hiring, promotion and retention of minority legal professionals, recognized New York Life’s legal department for its commitment to an inclusive workplace and ongoing emphasis on diversity.

“New York Life’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a fundamental strategic strength, and I’m delighted that MCCA has recognized our legal team with this outstanding honor,” said New York Life’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Sheila K. Davidson. “Our view is that having professionals with a broad range of backgrounds and experience on our in-house and outside legal teams brings new viewpoints to the table, helping us deliver innovative ideas, creative solutions and superior outcomes.”

“MCCA is honored to award New York Life’s Office of the General Counsel with the MCCA 2015 Employer of Choice Award,” said Joseph K. West, President and CEO of MCCA. “New York Life’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is demonstrated in the company’s corporate legal department and its diversity and inclusion practices.”

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession.

MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s & (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at for more information.

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