Ben Heineman, Jr. Announced as Keynote Speaker for the ACC 2017 General Counsel Summit - Register Today!


ACC 2017 General Counsel Summit
31 May - 2 June 2017 * * * The Westin Paris - Vendôme
Paris, France

Ben W. Heineman, Jr., distinguished senior fellow, Harvard Law School; former senior vice president for law and public affairs, GE; and author of The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension will present a keynote address on "The Lawyer-Statesman in an Age of Upheaval: Ethics, Risk and Public Policy" at the 2017 General Counsel Summit, 31 May - 2 June 2017, in Paris, France.

Join your highest ranking multinational legal officer peers at the ACC 2017 General Counsel Summit for the following sessions:

  • - Insights from your Board of Directors on disruptive change
  • - Protecting your company's attorney-client privilege globally
  • - Managing your company's response to a competition investigation dawn raid
  • - Responding to a cybersecurity incident/hacking of critical corporate data at your company
  • - Protecting your corporate reputation on issues of human rights and your supply chain
  • - The future of use of artificial intelligence (AI) by law departments

Click HERE to view programme agenda and to register. 

For questions, please contact Justin Connor, Director of Chief Legal Officer Services at or +1 202.677.4762.


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Emily Jelich, a 2014 graduate of ACC's Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), describes an environment of collegial information sharing and incredible access. Then at the Royal Bank of Canada, Jelich was nominated to attend ELI by her boss, then General Counsel David Allgood. "I had always been very impressed with ACC programs, so I was delighted to be nominated," she says.

Now Vice President, Compliance, Global TD Securities in Toronto, Jelich says that the information she gathered and the lessons she learned at ELI have stayed with her. Read more about Jelich's ELI experience HERE.

Nominations* for the July 2017 ELI program will be accepted until Friday, 24 March 2017 at 11:59 PM. Click HERE to submit a nomination(s). Seats are limited.

*Eligibility requirement: Only the highest-ranking legal officer may submit a nomination.

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