Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA) Chapter

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The Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA) Chapter serves 600 members representing companies in Westchester County, New York, and Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut. Companies represented by WESFACCA members include: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, Diageo NA, General Electric Company, Honeywell Consumer Products, IBM Corporation, MasterCard International, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Inc., and The Pepsi Bottling Group, Pitney Bowes Corporation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and Thomson Corporation.

As one of the larger chapters in ACC, WESFACCA focuses heavily on helping its members network and stay current on cutting edge issues as well as offering the nuts and bolts of practice areas to attorneys new to other areas of the law.

Recent seminars offered by WESFACCA have included: “Ethical Technology: Avoiding E-Blunders”, a full day program “Mergers and Acquisitions: What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know: Best Practices and Lessons Learned”, “Trademarks in the New Millennium”, and its “Annual Comprehensive Back to Basics Antitrust Program”. Other events include a Chief Legal Officers Dinner held 2-3 times a year and a quarterly Hedge Fund General Counsels’ Dinner.

In addition to seminars for the lawyer members of WESFACCA, there are ongoing seminars designed for the in-house paralegal. These seminars are designed by the paralegals with guidance from in-house members.

Career and Job Assistance

WESFACCA’s Transition Group holds monthly programs, at no charge, which help address specific aspects of the job search. A confidential email list is also maintained where members and WESFACCA can announce jobs or ask members for help with introductions, company information, etc. Members are encouraged to use WESFACCA as an introduction and are also encouraged to use the ACC’s In-House Jobline (http://jobline.acca.com).

Pro Bono Programs

Through WESFACCA’s partnership with the Pro Bono Partnership, founded by WESFACCA members and headquartered in White Plains, NY, a broad range of opportunities are provided for in-house counsel who are interested in pro bono work.

For more information on chapter activities, please contact the Chapter's Executive Director, Lee Cushman, at 203.461.9004 or at wesfacca@wesfacca.com.

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