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Thank you for attending CCU!

Trusted in-house lawyer onboarding, now back in-person with the face-to-face networking and learning opportunities you need to bolster your professional network and grow as a lawyer.

Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) is the leading onboarding and networking opportunity specially tailored for new in-house lawyers. 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. 

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.


CCU will take place June 19-21, 2022, in Nashville, TN, USA.

  • Duty of Care

    As we continue to plan CCU, our top priority remains the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, staff, and sponsors. We are carefully monitoring the status of vaccine and booster distribution, as well as any changes to federal and local guidance due to new strains of the COVID-19 virus. We will be sure to keep the ACC community informed as more information becomes available. Visit our Duty of Care page to see full details on the protocols we will follow to ensure you and the entire ACC community remain safe at our events.

  • Rates

    2022 Registration Rates

    Registration fees for the 2022 ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) include sessions (June 19-21), breakfasts (June 20 & 21), lunches (June 20 & 21), networking receptions (June 19 & 20), and written materials. They do not include travel expenses, hotel accommodations, on-demand content, or dinners.

    Rate Type Register By ACC Member Rate Nonmember Rate*
    Early Bird March 15, 2022 US$1,025 US$1,424
    Regular June 16, 2022 US$1,125 US$1,524
    Last Chance June 21, 2022 US$1,225 US$1,624
    Day Pass (Monday, June 20 or Tuesday, June 21)** June 21, 2022 US$615 US$615
    • All deadlines occur on set date at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
    • *Nonmember rate includes one year of ACC membership (US$399; membership eligibility rules apply). ACC membership and meeting registration will be confirmed pending approval of eligibility.
    • **Limit one day pass per registrant. Day Pass registrants must be eligible for ACC membership; ACC membership not included.
    • Registering with a credit? Request assistance from an ACC staff member who can register you and apply your credit.

    Hotel & Travel

    ACC is holding a block of rooms at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN (+1 615-255-8400) from US$269.00/night plus tax for attendees of CCU 2022. As long as there is still availability in our block, you must book your room by June 3, 2022 (11:59 PM, Central Time) in order to receive the ACC group rate.

    Rate for CCU Attendees:

    From US$269.00/night plus tax (single/double)

    Reservation Deadline:

    June 3, 2022, 11:59 PM CT

    To Make Your Reservation:

    You MUST be a confirmed attendee of CCU 2022 in order to make your reservation at the host hotel and receive the ACC negotiated rate. Please reserve your room through your registration statement.

    Hotel room cancellations are subject to the hotel's cancellation policy.

    ACC reserves the right to:

    • Release meeting registration lists to hotels within the ACC block for the sole purpose of a sleeping room audit; and
    • Access guest reservation information pertaining to guests who have reserved rooms at the hotel as part of the room block


    The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is approximately 20 minutes (9.5 miles) from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).

    Things to Do In and Around Nashville:

    View a list of popular area attractions and things to do here.


    If you have any questions regarding your hotel reservation, please contact the Renaissance directly at +1 615-255-8400.

    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.

    Justification Toolkit

    Make the case to attend. Download the justification toolkit


    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$399 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 May 18, 2022 Full refund of monies paid, minus US$125 administrative fee
    From May 19 through June 1, 2022 No refunds. 100 percent credit of monies paid applied to future ACC HQ education program*
    From June 2 through June 13, 2022 No refunds. 50% credit of monies paid applied to future ACC HQ in-person education program*
    June 14, 2022 and after No refunds, no credits.

    * Credit issued may be used towards the following ACC in-person educational programs: 2022 Annual Meeting, 2023 Xchange, or 2023 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 cannot be carried over to the following year. 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 may not be used towards ACC membership dues. Credit will expire June 30, 2023.

    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 this 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 May 31, 2022.

    Spouse/Guest Registration Policy

    A guest is defined as a spouse or significant other, friend, or relative who is not a member of ACC, is not qualified to become a member, and does not work in an industry-related occupation. If you want to bring a guest, please provide their name where indicated on your meeting registration. Guests must check in at the registration desk onsite and will be issued a guest badge, which will allow access to the evening receptions ONLY. Guests may not attend any educational programs or other meal functions, or enter the exhibit area at any other time. The registration fee is US$100.00/guest (limit 1).


    Participants with accommodation requests should note them on the registration form or contact ACC's Education & Meetings Department at Requests for accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than May 31, 2022, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  • FAQs

    Thank you for your interest in the 2022 ACC Corporate Counsel University®!

    • Please see here for the ACC Code of Conduct for Events.
    • Our Duty of Care page details the health & safety protocols ACC staff will follow, and that all attendees are expected to follow, at the meeting.
    • For tips and guidance related to speaking at CCU, please visit this page.
    • Some of the below steps ask you to refer to your Registration Statement. Don't have your Registration Statement? Request to have it re-sent 

    Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions. We are continuing to expand our FAQs. If you have a question not answered below, please email us.

    CLE/CPD & Certification Credit

    What do the numbers on the CLE/CPD chart mean? 

    The total credits listed reflect the maximum number of credits an attendee can earn at the 2022 CCU, including the maximum ethics/specialty credits.

    How do I calculate my credits? 

    • Review the sessions you plan to attend, and compare them to the sessions approved on the CLE/CPD chart (link coming soon). If your jurisdiction approved the session, you will earn credit once you attend the course. If the jurisdiction did not approve the session, you may still attend the course; however, your jurisdiction will not award you CLE/CPD credit for attending.
    • Pending session approval, in 60-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.0 credit. In 50-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.2 credits.

    How do I get my CLE/CPD certificate (Certificate of Attendance)?

    If you have registered and are requesting CLE/CPD credit:

    • About 2 weeks following the end of the meeting, we will email all attendees with information about accessing their personal CLE/CPD Service Center, where they will be able to confirm the sessions they attended and then download their Certificate of Attendance.
    • I didn't receive that email about CLE/CPD.
      We ask attendees to first check their spam/junk mail folders. The email sender will be ACC Education. If you still can't find the email, please contact us and we will re-send you that information.

    More questions about CLE/CPD at the 2022 CCU?

    Contact or +1 202.293.4103 ext. 820. Please allow 2 business days for replies.


    Where are the course materials?

    To access course materials (once available), please visit your Registration Statement, click the blue "Options" dropdown menu, and select "Access course materials."

    Please note, course materials are only available electronically via your Registration Statement or the conference mobile app. We recommend that you download the relevant course materials before the meeting starts, for ease of access.

    Don't have your Registration Statement? Request to have it re-sent 

    What if I need to cancel my registration?

    To cancel your registration, please email us as soon as you know you need to cancel. We must receive your cancellation request in writing. Please note the cancellation deadline

    I have a question about rates/registration deadlines/group discounts/substitutions.

    Please visit our Rates page for answers to your questions.

  • Sponsors

    Showcase your expertise and connect with In-house counsel and legal professionals at ACC's Corporate Counsel University® 2022

    ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) is the leading onboarding and networking opportunity specially tailored for in-house counsels and lawyers 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 20th year, CCU is one of ACC’s most popular small programs and consistently in high demand.

    Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are now available!

    Join us at ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) to:

    • Co-lead employment law; contracts; litigation; accounting and financial statements; counsel management; data privacy, information security, and more educational sessions.
    • Connect and build relationships with General Counsel and potential decisions makers.
    • Exchange knowledge and share experiences with audiences eager to hear from legal and industrial expertise.
    • Provide one speaker to speak on a 60-minute live educational session, alongside in-house counsel speakers
    • Receive up to three (3) registrations with access to educational sessions.

    To view the list of sessions and additional sponsorship opportunities, view Sponsorship Prospectus. For more information, submit your request using the form below or send an email to, and our business development team member will contact you soon.



    Thank You to Our Sponsors! 


    Brooks Kushman






    Krieg DeVault LLP










  • Resources

    New to In-house Resource Library


    The ACC Resource Library is home to thousands of practical resources for global in-house counsel

    Scroll down to access Legal Resources specially curated for new in-house counsel and Corporate Counsel University® registrants

    By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel®


    New to General Counsel? What You Need to Know.

    Are You A New General Counsel? Top Ten Actions to Ensure Your Success 

    Contract Drafting & Negotiation

    ACC Collection: Contract Negotiation Skills 

    Goal Setting in a Value- and Values-driven World

    Positively Legal: How Goal Setting Can Help Us Achieve More While Improving Our Health and Happiness

    Introduction to Corporate Litigation

    Creating Defensible Legal Holds

    Protecting Your Client's IP

    Trademarks and Copyrights in 2021: Enforcement in the “New Normal” and a Return to the “Old Normal"

    IP Due Diligence Checklist 

    Data Privacy, Challenges to Information Security, and Data Transfers

    Adjusting to the Effects of Schrems II on International Data Transfers: Is Your US Company Compliant?

    ESG and Data Protection

    Managing Risk and Compliance

    Critical Issues in Global Employment Law for the Multinational In-house Counsel

    Top Ten Tips for Managing Risk in Commercial Contracts 

    Cooperating with a Government Investigation 

    Outside Counsel Management

    The Role of Personality in Choosing Outside Counsel

    Key Employment Issues

    Critical Issues in Global Employment Law for the Multinational In-house Counsel 

    Accounting and Financial Statements Analysis 

    Using Business Skills: A Necessary Tool to Advance Your In-House Career (Checklist) 

    Dig deeper at the ACC Mini MBA for In-house Counsel

    Developing General Counsel Skills

    Personal and Career Development Tips for In-house Counsel

    In-house Ethics 101: What You Need to Know in Your In-house Role

    Unique Ethical Challenges for In-House Lawyers


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