CCU has concluded.

Thank you again for having participated in CCU this summer!

We will email all attendees and speakers by Sept. 17 with instructions on how to confirm their CLE credits and obtain their Certificate of Attendance. The email will come from

(As a reminder, if you don't see our emails, please first check your spam/junk mail folder. If, after that, you still have trouble finding them, please contact us.)



Trusted in-house lawyer onboarding, now available wherever you are.

Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) is the leading onboarding and networking opportunity specially tailored for new in-house lawyers. The sessions viewable on this program schedule cover the essentials for new corporate counsel in North America. CCU is the ideal program for members with less than five years of experience in a corporate legal department, as well as those seeking to refresh their basic practice skills. 

Your training funds will go further than ever before in 2021!

Going virtual eliminates the "which session do I attend?!" dilemma, allowing you to learn every lesson that CCU has to offer. This year’s all-virtual program will deliver 30+ hours of content over 11 weeks, including LIVE instructional sessions and LIVE virtual roundtables that ensure the teachings sink in. 

And that’s not all. You will be invited to join LIVE virtual networking sessions that will BOOST your CCU experience by making meaningful peer connections in a structured-but-fun virtual environment. 

Can’t make it to one of the live instructional sessions? Not to worry! While we encourage live attendance to help maximize your ROI, you will have access to view (and re-view) each session afterward at your convenience. 

It’s truly never been easier to attend CCU, and at a gentle pace that still allows you to manage the demands of everyday life.


Get on the Fast Track to Success!

Beat the learning curve with this comprehensive education program specifically designed for those new to in-house practice, in-house lawyers with less than five years of experience, as well as those who simply need to sharpen their basic practice skills.

By attending CCU, you will:

  • Dig deep into employment law; contracts; litigation; accounting and financial statements; outside counsel management; data privacy, information security, and data transfers; and more.
  • Gain invaluable tools to improve the interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively throughout your organization.
  • Get practical tips and information to bring back to the office and use immediately.
  • Exchange ideas and issues with your peers and top legal service providers on how to be more efficient and effective.


Starting the week of June 21*, the program will be divided into 11 course modules, with each module occupying one week over an 11-week period.

*Dates may be subject to change.

Questions? Contact us at or +1 202.293.4103 x 451.

  • Why Attend

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    Let your peers, audience, or potential customers know that you will be at the 2021 Virtual ACC Corporate Counsel University®! Use one of the below messages, or craft your own, in your social media posts. To use one of the images, right-click to copy or save the image to your computer, and paste or upload the image as needed.

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    Attending CCU provided me with the opportunity to advance and scale my legal career globally in the larger ecosystem in terms of the breadth of networking, knowledge sharing, and closer collaboration with fellow GCs around the world. I strongly encourage everyone to embrace this opportunity and help grow the international legal community.

    Gladys Chun
    General Counsel
    Class of 2017


    The networking was great! The programming covered important topics and was very interactive. I would recommend this conference to any attorney new to an in-house counsel role!

    Chris McNicholas
    General Counsel
    Service Systems Associates, Inc.
    Denver, CO
    Class of 2017


    I thought the content was very helpful for beginning to address skill deficiencies (and their associated anxieties) I felt I had transitioning from private practice.

    Kate McKune
    General Counsel
    Park Community Credit Union
    Louisville, KY
    Class of 2017


    It is a well organized, on-point, directly relevant, and helpful conference! Very impressed.

    Liliya Tsur-Tsar
    VP and General Counsel
    Bluefin Payment Systems LLC
    Duluth, GA
    Class of 2017


    Every session was very helpful, which is impressive – for a conference. I learned so much in such a short period of time.

    Tara Byrne
    Senior Counsel
    Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Parsippany, NJ
    Class of 2017


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  • Rates


    2021 Virtual Registration Rates

    Registration fees for the Virtual ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) include sessions and written materials.

    Rate Type Register By ACC Member Rate Nonmember Rate
    Regular June 18, 2021 US$695 US$1,080*
    • All deadlines occur on set date at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • *Nonmember rate includes one year of ACC membership (US$385; membership eligibility rules apply). ACC membership and meeting registration will be confirmed pending approval of eligibility.
    • There are NO day passes and NO guest passes available for CCU21.


    Group Rates

    Any company registering two or more attendees will receive a group discount of US$50 off of each registration. Please email for additional information and further instructions.


    • Payment for a minimum of two registrations must be received at one time in order to qualify for the group rate.
    • Registrations must be submitted at the same time to receive the discount.
    • Group discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
    • No retroactive group rates will be given.
    • If you already have a group registration for your organization and would like to add additional registrants; if paying for your group via check or wire transfer; or if you need additional support with group registrations, please email and we can assist you.


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    Registrations are not considered confirmed until payment is processed. Please do not consider your registration complete until you have received the confirmation email.

    If you are an ACC member, after registering for CCU, you will receive a written registration confirmation by email.

    If you are a nonmember, after registering for CCU, you will receive a written acknowledgement of receipt of your registration by email, followed by a registration confirmation after your eligibility has been approved. Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for eligibility approval.


    Cancellation Policy

    Registration cancellations must be received in writing via Registrations cannot be cancelled over the phone. Cancellations for registrations processed at the nonmember rate will not be refunded the US$385 membership fee included with the registration. Registration cancellations will adhere to the cancellation policy dates below, without exception.

    Written cancellation received Credit/refund due
    By June 4, 2021 Full refund of monies paid, minus US$50 administrative fee
    From June 5 to June 18, 2021 No refunds. 100 percent credit of monies paid applied to future ACC HQ education program*
    June 19, 2021 and after No refunds, no credits.

    * Credit issued may be used towards the following ACC education programs: 2021 Xchange, 2021 Annual Meeting, 2022 Xchange, or 2022 Corporate Counsel University®. Credit may not be used towards any other educational programs not included on the above list. Credit may not be divided among programs and any remaining funds following credit application will be forfeited. Credit may be transferred to an eligible attendee from the same organization, but written notification of transfer (via must be received from the original purchaser in order for the credit to be valid. Credit will expire June 30, 2022.


    Attendee Substitutions

    Substitute attendees (from the same organization and eligible to attend) are always welcome. Please email your request to


    Financial Hardship Policy

    ACC offers a limited number of full- and half-price discounts to CCU. Preference is given to ACC members who have already incurred the expense of membership dues. Application for hardship and granting of a hardship discount is limited to individuals who meet the criteria for program registration or attendance.

    All requests for full- and half-price discounts will be kept confidential and all such determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Applicant should fill out a web form explaining the need for financial assistance and how attending this program will be helpful. The deadline to submit an application for this year's Corporate Counsel University is June 11, 2021.


    Special Requirements

    Participants with special needs should note them on the registration form or contact ACC's Education & Meetings Department at Requests for special accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than June 7, 2021, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.



    Please contact us at or +1 202.293.4103 x 451.

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  • Program Schedule

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  • CLE

    See CLE information at this link

  • Sponsors



    Showcase your expertise and connect with In-house counsel and legal professionals at ACC's Corporate Counsel University® 2021

    ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) is a comprehensive educational program designed exclusively for in-house counsels who want to sharpen their fundamental in-house practice skills on topics ranging from contract negotiation and litigation management, to finance and ethics. In its 18th year, CCU is one of ACC’s most popular small programs and consistently in high demand.

    Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are now available!

    This summer, the 2021 Virtual CCU will be divided into twelve course-modules. Our CCU partners will have the opportunity to:

    • Provide one speaker to speak on a 60-minute live educational session, followed by Q&A, alongside in-house counsel speakers

    • One (1) virtual round-table, consisting of a brief update segment on recent/emerging issues plus a live Q&A or other interactive engagement with the audience.

    • Receive up to three (3) registrations with access to educational sessions

    • One (1) post-event follow-up email to CCU attendees and more...

    • Sponsorship will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To view the list of sessions and additional sponsorship opportunities such as speed networking, view Sponsorship Prospectus. For more information, submit your request using the form below or send an email to, and our Business Development team will contact you soon.


    Thank You to Our Sponsors! 












    For more information, submit your request using the form below and our Business Development team will contact you soon.

  • FAQs

    CCU FAQs


    For the optimal experience, we strongly recommend that you use a desktop computer or laptop to access the sessions, roundtables, and Speed Networking events.

    As a registrant of CCU, to access the sessions, roundtables, and Speed Networking, please follow the below steps:

    1. Please go to the 2021 Corporate Counsel University® event access page(For registrant access ONLY.)
      • Please be sure to bookmark the event access page so you can easily find it each week!
      • If you have trouble accessing this page, please check with your IT department if your company’s firewall is blocking your access. 
    2. You will be prompted to sign in. (Image below.) Please click on the button “LOG IN WITH YOUR ACC ACCOUNT,” and on the next page, log in using the same credentials you use to log into
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      • If you don’t see the sign-in pop-up, please click the red “Sign In” button at the top right of the page, and follow the steps in #2 above.

    3. To see sessions and roundtables, please click on “Learn” in the Conference sessions tile. To see Speed Networking, click on “Connect” in the Networking tile. 
    4. Please fill out the session survey for each session you attended by clicking “Respond” in the Feedback tile.
    5. We will continue updating the CLE information tile and page as we receive additional information.



    1. For the optimal experience, we strongly recommend that you use a desktop computer or laptop to access the sessions, roundtables, and Speed Networking events.
    2. If you’re having trouble logging in, click on the “SAML SSO” button on the sign-in pop-up, then use your credentials to log in.
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    3. The red “Join the Webinar” button will appear about 10 minutes before a session starts.
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    4. If you are using a Safari browser, please allow pop-ups, in order to successfully join a session through the red “Join the Webinar” button.


    On Demand Content

    • To view the recordings from last week’s main presentation and roundtable (excluding breakouts), please access them through that session's page.
      • We request that you fill out the surveys for the main presentation and roundtable. The surveys are available on the same session page; please scroll to the bottom.



    After the meeting concludes, ACC will email registrants with instructions on how to obtain their CLE certificate of attendance.

    What should I do to get the maximum amount of CLE at CCU?
    To maximize the amount of CLE credit you receive at CCU you should attend as many live sessions as you can.

    Can’t make it to one of the live instructional sessions? Not to worry! While we encourage live attendance to help maximize your ROI, you will have access to view (and re-view) each session afterward at your convenience. These previously recorded sessions (on-demand content) will be available for attendee viewing during and after the conference. While not pre-approved, the on-demand content may be eligible for CLE/CPD credit under your jurisdiction’s self-study guidelines. Please consult your jurisdiction’s specific rules before submitting for credit for any of on-demand recordings you view. ACC can provide a separate certificate for on-demand content viewed for attendee use in self-filing for credit in the desired jurisdiction(s). 

    What is ACC doing / where is ACC applying?
    Jurisdictions’ treatment of virtual courses varies – most grant credit for virtual courses, some require that it qualify under self-study rules/limits, and some treat live and on-demand virtual courses differently. 

    ACC is applying for CLE/CPD credit for all sessions that are happening live (at the scheduled air dates/times), for requested (at the point of registration) jurisdictions only, unless otherwise noted.

    What if ACC is not applying for CLE in my jurisdiction?
    Where available, ACC will either apply for credit and submit attendance reports or supply a certificate for attendee use.




    We have a Slack Workspace set up for you, as a registrant, to chat and connect with your peers, discuss challenges and solutions, and share ideas or opinions. 

    Please note that this workspace is only occasionally monitored by ACC staff. We ask all participants to use this workspace for its intended purpose, and to abide by the ACC Events Code of Conduct in this workspace, just as they abide by it for the conference.

    If you need assistance accessing the Workspace, please contact

    Please email us at if you have questions not answered or issues not resolved by this page.

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