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Frederick J. Krebs

Association of Corporate Counsel

Frederick J. (“Fred”) Krebs is President of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, D.C. ACC is the largest bar association that serves in-house lawyers in the world, with nearly 25,000 members working in more than 10,000 companies and non-profits in more than 70 countries. As President of the association, Fred ensures that the international association serves as the ‘voice of the in-house bar,’ and provides practical resources and extensive networking opportunities for its in-house counsel members.

Fred began his legal career in 1975 with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the Assistant General Counsel, and later as Manager of the Labor and Human Resources Policy Department, overseeing all policy development and lobbying on labor and human resources issues. He joined ACC as the Executive Director in 1991, and brought with him a wealth of experience from his roles as an association executive, an in-house attorney and a lawyer in private practice with the law firm of Stephens & Krebs, where he specialized in corporate and trade association law.

Fred is often called upon to speak and write on in-house practice management, ethics and diversity issues; frequently provides insight and commentary for media inquiries in the U.S., Canada and Europe; and is the author of Corporate Lobbying: Federal and State Regulation and Associations and Lobbying Regulation. He serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School, is on the Corporate Directors Institute Advisory Board for the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is a member of the American Bar Association and American Society of Association Executives.

Fred received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Allegheny College and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University Law School, where he was a member of Law Review. He also attended the University of Manchester in Manchester, England. Fred is admitted to practice in Ohio, Virginia, the District of Columbia and before various federal courts.

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) serves the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and private sector organizations worldwide by promoting the common interests of its nearly 25,000 members, contributing to their continuing education and providing a voice on issues of global importance. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.®

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