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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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CO-ACC has many opportunities to be involved through the following Committees and/or Networks.  Each meets quarterly, at a minimum, to work towards pre-set goals.  The Chair is invited to attend the quarterly CO-ACC Board meetings to provide an opportunity to network with the full Board of Directors and to enable their involvement with the broader CO-ACC goals.  If you are interested, please send an email to any one of the chairs listed below or email


Marketing & Communication
The Marketing & Communication Committee promotes CO-ACC’s events and offerings. The Committee is tasked with overseeing the LinkedIn page.  
Chairs – Melissa Barnett, Kristen Lewis

The Membership Committee is focused on member engagement, serving the needs of the in-house bar, and fostering the development of Networks within the Chapter.
Chair – Bobby Morgan

Public Interest (includes Pro-Bono, Diversity, Advocacy and Community Service)
The Public Interest Committee works to provide meaningful pro bono and community service opportunities to our members. The Committee also promotes diversity of the in-house bar, and advocates positions within the larger legal community, which are relevant to in-house practitioners of the law.
Chair – Eric Henricks 

Signature Event/Annual Meeting
The Signature Event/Annual Meeting subcommittee, under the leadership of the Chapter Vice President, is responsible for planning the Chapter’s Signature Event/Annual Meeting.  The progam helps to connect our Chapter Mission with professional development and leadership skills education for our members. 
Chair – Ryan Aguiar

The Sponsorship and Programming Committee is responsible for engaging potential and current sponsors (including law firms and non-law firms) to partner with the Chapter.  The Committee serves as liaisons to its sponsors and will assign and oversee specific assignments of Board members as liaisons.  The Committee is responsible for planning and arranging for CLE programming for the Chapter.  The programming may include programming provided by sponsors or arranged by the Chapter, such as the Signature Event/Annual Meeting.   
Chair – Kelli Stiles

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee consists of at least two (2) Chapter members who are not voting Directors and at least one (1) voting Director.  This Committee is tasked with drafting a proposed slate for the Board’s approval and endorsement, prior to presenting to the general membership for vote.
Chairs – Lewis Dolezal, Dave Orensten



Contracts/Commercial Law
The Contracts/Commercial Law network offers a forum for members to discuss best practices with respect to contract templates and contract processes.
Chairs – Katie Russell

The CLO network brings together the most senior legal executives from our member companies to discuss the issues and challenges they face regardless of the industries they support.
Chair – Meganne Thaxton

Intellectual Property
The Intellectual Property network provides a network for its members to promote the development of corporate legal practice in the area of intellectual property law and to keep current and consult on the latest case law and legislative and administrative actions affecting intellectual property law.
Chair – Kristen Lewis

New to In-House
The New to In-house Network is comprised of members who have less than five years of experience as an in-house attorney. Collects and develops information of particular interest to attorneys new to the in-house role. Additionally, it helps to ensure that issues concerning attorneys who are new to in-house are appropriately addressed.
Chair – Trevor Johnson

Solo/Small Law Department
The Solo/Small Law network offers a forum for attorneys in single/small legal departments (3 or fewer attorneys) to meet periodically to network and exchange ideas, experiences and best practices on legal issues and law department management.
Chair –  Rachel Richart