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Phyllis James

Executive Vice President, Special Counsel for Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International


Phyllis A. James is Executive Vice President, Special Counsel for Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International.  As Chief Litigation Counsel she is responsible for supervision of Company litigation, including the coordination of outside litigation counsel and litigation reporting.  As Chief Diversity Officer, she leads all aspects of MGM Resorts' Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, as well as the Company's Philanthropy & Community Engagement programs.   Under her guidance, MGM Resorts is recognized as a leader in Diversity & Inclusion, such as the No. 4 ranking on DiversityInc Magazine’s “Top 10 Regional Companies.”  Ms. James also directs the Company's exemplary philanthropy and employee volunteerism programs, which have received local and state-wide recognition