SOURCE: XO Communications

June 17, 2009 11:08 ET

XO Communications Awarded 2009 Employer of Choice by the Minority Corporate Council Association

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is the Minority Corporate Council Association's (MCCA) 2009 Employer of Choice. The MCCA, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the increased hiring, promotion and retention of minority legal professionals, recognized XO's legal department for its commitment to an inclusive workplace and ongoing emphasis on diversity.

The MCCA's Employer of Choice award honors industry leaders who successfully maintain a diverse legal department. The nominees are determined by a four-person selection committee who review and analyze each company's retention rates, hiring and promotion procedures, as well as other background about their legal departments.

"Our legal team is honored to be recognized among an elite group of corporate legal departments dedicated to fostering diversity within their companies," said Simone Wu, senior vice president and general counsel of XO Communications. "XO has attracted and retained some of the best corporate attorneys in telecommunications, and they have continually achieved positive results on behalf of the company."

As a leading broadband provider for businesses, carriers and government entities, XO's diverse legal team brings a depth of expertise on commercial, corporate, employment, litigation, ethics and intellectual property matters. XO's ability to hire, retain and develop the industry's brightest talent is a direct reflection of the company's commitment to creating opportunities for professional growth and success.

"XO Communications serves as a best practice example for the hiring and professional development of diverse attorneys," said Veta T. Richardson, executive director of the MCCA. "This award solidifies XO's understanding of the critical importance for diversity in the workplace, and we appreciate its continued support and commitment to this issue."

XO was presented with this award at the MCCA's Diversity Dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 16, 2009. The event and award are part of an ongoing series of five events focused on the issues of diversity in corporate law departments. MCCA Diversity Dinners are also held in Chicago, Dallas, New York City and San Francisco.

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit

About The Minority Corporate Counsel Association

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association advocates for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. MCCA's work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also has a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to

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