Excellence in Corporate Practice Award
ACC is now accepting nominations for the ACC's 2013 Excellence in Corporate Practice Award. Given at ACC’s Annual Meeting this award was established in 1996. The Excellence in Corporate Practice Award recognizes an outstanding in-house attorney who has made significant business and legal contributions. Nominations for are due May 29, 2013
Past award recipients include:
Bill Mordan, Reckitt Benckiser
Jeffrey W. Carr, FMC Technologies, Inc.
David Allgood, Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Fricklas, Viacom Inc.
Stacey Mobley, DuPont
Gloria Santona, McDonald's Corporation
Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck & Co.
Roderick A. Palmore, Sara Lee Corporation
Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr., General Electric Company
Robert I. Townsend Member of the Year Award
Given at ACC’s Annual Meeting, this award is one of the highest honors ACC bestows on its members. It recognizes outstanding contributions, commitment and dedication of a single member to the association. Past recipients include:
2011 - Sanjeev Dhawan, Hydro OneNetworks Inc.
2010 - William Davis Harn, Southern California Edison Company
2009 - John Tanner, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
2008 - Maureen R. Dry-Wasson, Allegis Group, Inc.
2007 - Vincent Gonzales, Sempra Energy
2006 - Joe Catalano, Union Bank of California, N.A.
2005 - Dawn Haghighi, Charter One Bank
2004 - Andrea Bridgeman, Freddie Mac
2003 - Philip R. Strauss, Brio Software, Inc.
2002 - James W. Patton, New England Tech
2001 - Eric M. Lee, Becton Dickson & Company
2000 - Charles A.B. Moore, Federated Department Stores, Inc.
1999 - Susan Flook, Body Shop International
ACC’s Corporate Pro Bono Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a corporate counsel, a group of corporate counsel, a pro bono project, or a corporation in providing pro bono legal services. ACC defines pro bono service as legal services provided to the indigent or a charitable non-profit.
ACC is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Corporate Pro Bono Award. Nominations are due by June 14, 2013. Click here to download the award criteria and nomination form.
2012 - Dell Inc. Legal Department
2011 - Randy Milch and the Verizon Communications Legal Department
2010 - Laura Stein and The Clorox Company Legal Department
2009 - James B. Buda and the Legal Department of Caterpillar Inc.
2008 - Bruce Sewell and the Legal & Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corporation
2007 - Bill Von Hoene and the Legal Department of Exelon
2006 - Ken Handal, Computer Associates
2005 - Ken Frazier, Merck
2004 - Brad Smith and the Legal Department of Microsoft
2003 - Tom Gottschalk, General Motors Corporation
2002 - Philip Morris Legal Department
2001 - Dennis Stryker, General Counsel, Rick Engineering
2000 - Greg Landis, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, AT&T Wireless and Rick Hobish and The Pro Bono Partnership; WESFACCA Chapter
1999 - Exxon Corporation
1998 - Aetna Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.
1996 - PPG Industries
1995 - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporate (Freddie Mac)
1994 - Ford Motor Company
1993 - Motorola, Inc.
1992 - Conoco, Inc.
1991 - PSI Energy, Inc.
Individual Pro Bono Award
1993 - Ken Podell, Aid Association for Lutherans
1992 - Stephen Hellrung, Bausch & Lomb and Rochelle White, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
1988 - Harry Mazadoorian, CIGNA and James Martemucci, Consolidated Edison
1986 - Richard Groothuis, Aetna Life & Casualty and James Evans, Shell Oil Company
ACC’s Matthew J. Whitehead, II Award honors the memory of Matthew J. Whitehead, II, an ACC Board member and former Foundation president from 1992 to 2002. The award celebrates the life and legacy of a visionary CLO who made diversity a core value of ACC.
ACC is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Matthew J. Whitehead, II Diversity Award. Nominations are due by June 14, 2013. Click here to download the award criteria and nomination form.
2012 - John E. Page, Golden State Foods
2010 - Bruce N. Kuhlik and the Merck & Co. Legal Department
2009 - Michele Coleman Mayes and the Legal Department of The Allstate Corporation
2008 - The Law Department of Macy's, Inc.
2007 - Minority Corporate Counsel Association
2006 - Joe Ryan, Marriott
2005 - Rick Palmore, Sara Lee
2004 - ACC’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter/Street Law Pipeline Project
2003 - Maddie Kleiner, Hilton Hotels Legal Department
2002 - Catherine Lamboley, General Counsel, Shell Oil
2001 - Dupont Legal: Tom Sager and Stacey Mobley
2000 - Co-winners: Charting Your Own Course Foundation: Marcia Goffney, Werten Bellany, and Greg Winfree BellSouth Legal Department, Charles Morgan, General Counsel
1999 - Minority Corporate Counsel Association
1998 - Georgia Lottery Corporation
1997 - Eastman Kodak Company
Individual Diversity Award
1998 - Guy Rounsaville, former General Counsel, Wells Fargo Bank
1997 - Jess Womack, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)