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Corporate Counsel Members, Networks, and Chapters Presented with Service Awards

WASHINGTON  — The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 members in more than 100 countries, recognized members, chapters, and networks demonstrating outstanding leadership, service, and dedication to the in-house counsel community at the 2023 ACC Annual Meeting, held in San Antonio, Texas.

ACC President and CEO, Veta T. Richardson and newly elected ACC Global Board Vice Chair, Cristina Gonzalez, celebrated the accomplishments of the following honorees:

  • Robert I. Townsend, Jr., Member of the Year Award: Javier Ramirez Iglesias, head of advocacy, ACC Europe, VP legal & associate general counsel, regions litigation, HP Inc.
  • Jonathan S. Silber Network Member of the Year Award:
    • Yosr Hamza, director, legal & compliance, Middle East, Gartner.
      • Program chair, Women in the House Network; membership engagement chair, International Legal Affairs Network; secretary and DEI chair, New To In-house Network; and
    • Tara Young, general counsel, Spearmint Energy,
      • Chair, Energy Network.
  • Outstanding Network of the Year Award (Small Category): Health Law
  • Outstanding Network of the Year Award (Mid-sized Category): Small Law Department
  • Outstanding Network of the Year Award (Large Category): Law Department Management
  • Outstanding Network Sponsor of the Year Award: Kilpatrick Townsend (Intellectual Property Network sponsor) and Foley and Lardner (Health Law Network sponsor)
  • Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award (Innovative Programming Effort): ACC New Jersey, ACC Central Florida, and ACC St. Louis
  • Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award (Best Partnership Program): ACC New York City, ACC St. Louis, and ACC Kentucky
  • Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award (Best Diversity Initiative): ACC Singapore and ACC Greater Philadelphia
  • Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award (Best Membership Strategy): ACC Singapore

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the premier global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other organizations through informationeducationnetworking, and advocacy. For more than 40 years, ACC has set the standard for in-house counsel and raised awareness regarding the value of the chief legal officer in the C-suite and boardroom. With more than 45,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations and spanning 100+ nations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel® remains the foundation for ACC’s market leadership. For more information, visit and follow ACC on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.