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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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Trusted in-house lawyer onboarding, taking place 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. 

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    Book a consultation

    Learn more about CCU below.

    Still have questions? Book a consultation with an ACC staff person to see if CCU is right for you.

    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.

    Updated Duty of Care

    ACC will no longer require proof of vaccination status to attend ACC HQ events. Instead, ACC expects attendees to take responsibility themselves for following guidance from the WHO and/or CDC on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications.

    For full details on ACC's updated Duty of Care, please visit this page.

    Questions? 

    Contact us at education@acc.com. Please allow 2 business days for a response.

    Or, book a consultation with an ACC staff person to see if CCU is right for you.

    Not getting our emails?

    Please check your junk/spam folder or quarantine. Additionally, please work with your IT department to place education@acc.com on your approved or safe senders list. This will ensure you receive important pre- and post-meeting emails, including information on program materials and CLE/CPD credit.

  • Why Attend

    Countless new-to-in-house attorneys have benefitted from CCU. Will you be one of them?

    The verdict is in. Check out what attendees to the 2022 ACC Corporate Counsel University® in Nashville, TN have to say:

    • 100%* reported that they received sufficient value in return for their investment of time and money to attend CCU;
    • 98.65%* were satisfied with the program content; and
    • 100%* would recommend CCU to other in-house counsel.

    This is feedback that CCU receives consistently year after year.

    Shorten your learning curve and get on the fast track to success. Make the case to attend today

    * = percentage of conference survey respondents

    Three pre-conference roundtables open only to conference registrants.

     

    Register today and choose the conversation that’s right for you, to kick off your CCU experience:

      #IamRemarkable Workshop: Refining the Art of Self-promotion and Building a More Inclusive World

    Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments.  

    By attending this workshop, you will be equipped with tools and empowered to celebrate your achievements and to reflect on how we can be better allies and advocates for underrepresented groups, so that together we can build a more inclusive world.

    Space is limited.

    💡  Roundtable: New General Counsel? What You Need to Know

    You were just hired or promoted to general counsel of an organization--now what?

    Join Fred Stein, CLO & Secretary of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc., in this open and candid dialogue on what you need to know about your new role, from technical expertise to soft skills. 

    Space is limited. This roundtable is open only to general counsel.

    🗪  Roundtable: New to In-house? What You Need to Know

    You were just hired to be an, or the, in-house attorney of an organization--now what?

    Join seasoned in-house pros in this open and candid dialogue on what you need to know about your new role.

    Bring your questions!

    Space is limited.

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    Let your peers, audience, or potential customers know that you will be at the 2023 ACC Corporate Counsel University®!

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  • Rates

    2023 Registration Rates

    Registration fees for the 2023 ACC Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) include sessions (June 28-30), breakfasts (June 29 & 30), lunches (June 29 & 30), networking receptions (June 28 & 29), 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 31, 2023 US$1,025 US$1,424
    Regular May 31, 2023 US$1,125 US$1,524
    Last Chance June 30, 2023 US$1,225 US$1,624
    Day Pass (Thursday, June 29 or Friday, June 30)** June 30, 2023 US$615 US$615
    • All deadlines occur on set date at 11:59 PM Central 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.
    • Discounts are not retroactive, cannot be combined, and are only eligible for use on new full registrations.
    • Registering with a credit? Request assistance from an ACC staff member who can register you and apply your credit.

    Book a consultation

    Learn more about CCU below.

    Still have questions? Book a consultation with an ACC staff person to see if CCU is right for you.

    Hotel & Travel

    ACC is holding a block of rooms at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (+1 612-376-1000) at US$209.00/night plus tax for attendees of CCU 2023.

    Rate for CCU Attendees:

    US$209.00/night plus tax (single/double)

    Reservation Deadline:

    June 26, 2023, 11:59 PM CT

    To Make Your Reservation:

    You MUST be a confirmed attendee of CCU 2023 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

    Transportation:

    The Hilton Minneapolis is approximately 20 minutes (12.3 miles) from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Airport shuttle not available.

    Things to Do In and Around Minneapolis:

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

    Questions:

    If you have any questions regarding your hotel reservation, please contact the Hilton directly at +1 612-376-1000.

    If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact ACC Education at education@acc.com.

    Group Rates

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

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    • 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 education@acc.com and we can assist you.

    Justification Toolkit

    Make the case to attend. Download the justification toolkit

    Confirmation

    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 cancel@acc.com. 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 29, 2023 Full refund of monies paid, minus US$125 administrative fee
    From May 30 through June 12, 2023 No refunds. 100 percent credit of monies paid applied to future ACC HQ education program*
    From June 13 through June 20, 2023 No refunds. 50% credit of monies paid applied to future ACC HQ in-person education program*
    June 21, 2023 and after No refunds, no credits.

    * Credit issued may be used towards the following ACC in-person educational programs: 2023 Securities Law & Disclosure Seminar, 2023 Annual Meeting, 2024 General Counsel Summit (eligibility requirements apply), or 2024 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 cancel@acc.com) 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, 2024.

    Attendee Substitutions

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

    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, 2023.

    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).

    Accommodations

    Participants with accommodation requests should note them on the registration form or contact ACC's Education & Meetings Department at education@acc.com. Requests for accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than May 31, 2023, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

    Questions?

    Contact us at education@acc.com. Please allow 2 business days for a response.

    Or, book a consultation with an ACC staff person to see if CCU is right for you.

    For membership-related questions, please contact membership@acc.com.

    Not getting our emails?

    Please check your junk/spam folder or quarantine. Additionally, please work with your IT department to place education@acc.com on your approved or safe senders list. This will ensure you receive important pre- and post-meeting emails, including information on program materials and CLE/CPD credit.

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  • Sponsors

    Showcase your expertise and connect with In-house counsel and legal professionals at ACC's Corporate Counsel University® 2023

    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 21st year, CCU is one of ACC’s most popular small programs and is 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; outside counsel management; counsel management; data privacy, information security, and more educational sessions.
    • Be the first to connect and build relationships with new general counsel, leaders, and decision-makers in close interaction and networking opportunities
    • Exchange knowledge and share experiences with audiences eager to hear from legal and industry experts.

    To view the list of sessions and additional sponsorship opportunities, view CCU23 Sponsorship Prospectus. For more information contact Abeer Burhan at a.burhan@acc.com

    Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

    Bloomberg Law

     

    Brooks Kushman

     

    Cobblestone

     

    JL

     

    Lexitas

    Perkins

    Saul

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    EXPAND YOUR REACH & SPONSOR TODAY!

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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Thank you for your interest in the 2023 ACC Corporate Counsel University®!

    1. Please see here for the ACC Code of Conduct for Events.
    2. Updated Duty of Care:

      • ACC will no longer require proof of vaccination status to attend ACC HQ events. Instead, ACC expects attendees to take responsibility themselves for following guidance from the WHO and/or CDC on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications.

      • For full details on ACC's updated Duty of Care, please visit this page.

    3. For tips and guidance related to speaking at CCU, please visit this page.
    4. 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 2023 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. 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 2023 CCU?

      Contact cle-cpd@acc.com. Please allow 2 business days for replies.

    General

    • I registered on X date, but am not getting any emails from ACC Education.

      You should have received a registration confirmation email shortly after you submitted your registration online, then a registration approval email 24-48 hours later, once your registration has been approved, containing the link to your registration statement.

      Please check your junk/spam folder or quarantine. Additionally, please work with your IT department to place education@acc.com on your approved or safe senders list. This will ensure you receive important pre- and post-meeting emails, including information on program materials and CLE/CPD credit.

    • 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. 

      Cancelling your CCU meeting registration does NOT automatically cancel your hotel reservation. Please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

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

      Please visit our Rates page for answers to your questions.

    Questions?

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

    Or, book a consultation with an ACC staff person to see if CCU is right for you.

    Not getting our emails?

    Please check your junk/spam folder or quarantine. Additionally, please work with your IT department to place education@acc.com on your approved or safe senders list. This will ensure you receive important pre- and post-meeting emails, including information on program materials and CLE/CPD credit.

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