Shearman & Sterling was a proud sponsor of the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP) 16th Annual Conference in Houston, Texas on October 17–19, 2018. Founded in 1993, TMCP is a client development, networking and CLE event for diverse attorneys in Texas. Its mission is to increase opportunities for minority, women and LGBT attorneys who provide legal services to corporate and government clients, and to expose those organizations to the legal talent of diverse attorneys in Texas. Partner Brian Dillavou (Austin-Emerging Growth) discussed "Start-Up, Venture Capital Financing, and Funding" on October 18 from 3:30–4:00 pm. Special Attorney Michelle Kwan (Austin-Emerging Growth) was also in attendance at the conference.