ACC Advocates for Stronger General Counsel Influence Amid Growing Regulatory and Business Demands

The Association of Corporate Counsel's (ACC) recommendations on general counsel and corporate governance practices were incorporated into the recently released National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset. ACC's thought leadership paper explores how the general counsel can be a key ally in establishing a corporate culture that supports ethical behavior and legal/regulatory compliance. The Blue Ribbon Commission Report picks up on that theme in its recommendation that directors assess whether the general counsel and other key risk management roles are well-positioned within management and in relation to the board to support an appropriate culture. This issue is further discussed in a video by ACC and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, featuring ACC CEO and President Veta T. Richardson, Gloria Santona, former general counsel of McDonalds, and Ann Mule, associate director of the Weinberg Center.


Audemars Piguet’s CLO Nicolas Burgener Dives Deep into Business and Tax Laws

CLO Perspectives

Nicolas Burgener has always been interested in what lies just beyond. As a child, he scaled the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps in his backyard but yearned to search the vast ocean to find new species as a professional scuba diver, like his hero Captain Jacques Cousteau. Now as chief legal officer at Audemars Piguet, the luxury watch manufacturer, he dives into the world of business and tax laws, the murky depths of which rival any unexplored cavern, to help it steer clear of potential risks.

Developing Women Leaders - Challenges and Strategies

CLO Resources

Source: ACC CLO Club Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders

Nominate Your Top Performers for the 2018 ACC Executive Leadership Institute

Deadline: 30 March 2018

The ACC Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind master class for rising in-house counsel leaders who demonstrate promise to become general counsel during their career. Participants will roll up their sleeves alongside leading global general counsel and corporate leaders for dynamic and interactive workshops, hypothetical exercises, and roundtable discussions taking their professional development to the next level.

Program Dates: 24-27 July 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: 30 March 2018

Nominees must report directly to the highest-ranking legal officer of an organization, and hold a title such as deputy general counsel, associate general counsel, managing attorney or general counsel for a division, subsidiary or region of the organization.

Visit today to submit your nomination.

Questions? Please contact Ramsey Saleeby, Assistant General Counsel & Senior Manager of Program Development at or +1.202.791.3538


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