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Dallas - Fort Worth Chapter

2019 Chapter Program Materials

April 26 Annual In-House Symposium

Litigation Track:

Diversity as  Litigation Strength - Dentons USA

Is the Reptile Slithering into Your Commercial Case? - Baker Botts LLP

Proactively Protecting Trade Secrets: Cautionary Tales and Takeaways - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Cybersecurity Disclosure and Internal Controls - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Corporate Response to Climate Change and the "New Green Deal" - Vinson & Elkins LLP

To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? Americans with Disabilities Act Update - Lewis Bribois

Protecting Your Assets: The Role of Legal in Mitigating and Financing Cyber Risk - Willis Towers Watson

Corporate Track:

Limited Liability Company Agreements: Common Pitfalls to Avoid - Dentons USA

Reps and Warranties Insurance for M&A Transactions - Baker Botts LLP

Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Cyber Ethics - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Be Prepared: Structuring Capital in Uncertain Markets - Vinson & Elkins LLP

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Organization's Products and Innovations - Lewis Brisbois

How to Become Your CFO's Favorite: Risk Control and Claims Advocacy - Willis Towers Watson


2018 Chapter Program Materials

April 27 Annual In-House Symposium

Final Schedule and Topics for Attendees

Note: Content below is archived; links may not work.

Chapter Program Materials 2017


We've updated this practical guide to provides in-house counsel with valuable information for attorneys who are in-transition or simply want to stay current. Our latest addition is a chapter dedicated to in-house compensation. The guide also includes the following chapter topics: how to find job openings, working with outside counsel recruiters, using social media and other resources, marketing yourself, building a winning resume, acing the interview, staying mentally healthy and considering financials issues. Thank you to the various experts who contributed their expertise to this project.

Please note: this guide is available to ACC members only.

April 21 Annual In-House Symposium

Final Schedule and Topics for Attendees

Chapter Program Materials 2015

November 19 CLE Ethics Lunch

Current Ethics Facing General Counsels - presented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Annual Meeting & Ethics CLE - September 18

Program Slides:

The New Age of Lawyers - presented by Counsel on Call

Unprofessionalism in the Profession - presented by Baker & McKenzie LLP

Fort Worth Symposium - June 11

Program Schedule

Annual Spring Symposium - May 8
Schedule of Events

The In-Transition Guide for ACC Dallas-Fort Worth
This practical guide provides in-house counsel valuable information to assist attorneys who are in-transition or simply want to stay current. With the assistance from various experts, the chapter topics include: how to find job openings, working with outside counsel recruiters, using social media and other resources, marketing yourself, building a winning resume, acing the interview, staying mentally healthy and considering financials issues. Please note: this guide is available to ACC members only.


Chapter Program Materials 2014

11th Annual Meeting & Ethics CLE

September 5, 2014

Counsel on Call

Technology: Creating Demand for Competent Attorneys

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Real-World Ethical Issues Facing In-House Counsel


Chapter Program Materials 2013

10th Annual Meeting & Ethics CLE
September 6, 2013 - Baker & McKenzie LLP
How to Develop, Implement and Maintain a Successful Corporate Compliance Strategy and Stay Ahead of Whistleblowers
Presented by Joan Meyer & Richard Dean

Annual In-House Spring Symposium
May 16, 2013
Session 1: Baker & Botts

Cybersecurity: What Corporate Counsel Should Know for 2013
Session 2: Littler Mendelson PC
Employee From Hell
Session 3: Andrews Kurth LLP
Navigating Healthcare Reform: What the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Means for Employers
Session 4: Jackson Walker LLP
Contracts from a Litigator's Perspective
Session 5: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Issues in International Public and Private M & A: A Canadian Perspective
Session 6: Fisher & Phillips LLP
Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Opponents Closer - Effectively Managing Aggressive Enforcement of Employment Laws

February 25, 2013
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Webinar
Arbitration Provisions: Drafting the Best and Litigating Effectively Under the Worst CLE


January 31, 2013
Baker & McKenzie, LLP CLE at Lockheed Martin
New DOJ Guidance on FCPA

Chapter Program Materials 2012

November 15, 2012 Fisher Phillips CLE
Holiday Party Law

October 18 & 25, 2012
The New NLRB

September 27, 2012 Weil CLE
Protecting the Integrity of Entity-Specific Contract

September 14, 2012 Ethics CLE
A Day in the Life
The October 2012 DOJ FCPA Guidance

July 26, 2012 Alston & Bird, LLP CLE
The Supreme Court's Historic Decision on the Affordable Care Act

May 23, 2012 - Annual In-House Symposium

Corporate Communications & Social Media

Litigation: Corporations and Jury Trials

International Legal Issues

Settlement Negotiations and Capacity to Pay (CAPAY)

The State of Covenants Not to Compete & Arbitration Agreements

Attorney-Client Privilege and Communications with Auditors from a Corporate Counsel Perspective

Chapter Program Materials 2011

September 9, 2011 - Golf Spa CLE Event

Global Implications of the Attorney-Client Privilege Presentation

Global Corporate Compliance Presentation

May 26,2011

Kay Andrews
Jennifer Youpa & Steve Rahhal
Suzy Fulton
John McDowell
Wei Wei Jeang
Mark Habbinga
David Carstens & Vincent Allen
Melissa Stewart
John Kincade


E-Discovery Update

Employment - Top Labor and Employment Law Trends

Technology Panel

Litigation Cost Control 

Pending Patent Reform Litigation

Ethics - Changing Burden on Preserving Privilege

Materials (Powerpoints will be uploaded after the seminar):
Littler White Paper

April 21 - Derivatives: Risky Business or Effective Risk Management Tool? presented by Jackson Walker LLP

March 24 - A Lawyer's Job in Managing the Board presented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Chapter Program Materials 2010

November 16/18 - Top Ten Pitfalls in Managing Global Matter That In-House Counsel Should Avoid

April 15/April 22 - Crisis Management Issues for First Responders ACC CLE Presentation
Presented by Alston & Bird LLP

Chapter Program Materials - 2009

June 23/July 9 - Client Value Panel Discussion - The Changing World of Pricing and Cost Management of Legal Services

May 21 - Spring CLE Symposium
Companies in Distress: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities
Presented by Jason Brookner and Gogi Malik, Andrews Kurth

Ready to Work? The Obama Administration's Changes to Employment Law
Presente by W. Gary Fowler, Jackson Walker LLP

Litigating on a 2009 Budget
Presented by Mark Habbinga, Esq,, Epiq Systems

Practical Steps to Minimize Privacy Risks: Understanding the Intersection Between Information Management and Privacy Law
Presented by Alexandria McCombs and Marty Provin, Jordan Lawrence

February - 19 & 26 Alternative Fee Arrangement

January 22/February 5 Employee Free Choice Act

Materials from Prior Meetings

Updating Your Boiler Plate/ Negotiating the Difficult Provisions

Drafting Effective Settlement Agreements

How To Use The Law To Keep Your Company Union Free: Building A Legal Preventive Fortress To Ward Off The Coming Onslaught Of The "Employee Free Choice Act."

Compliance in the International Marketplace: Export and Import Considerations

Travel Advisory: Lessons-Learned from the (Often Bumpy) Road of Global Dealmaking
Advertising: The Rules of the Road and Practical Advice on Avoiding the Bumps (and Potholes) Along the Way ACCA/Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

Applied Discovery Brochure

Avoiding the "Bermuda Triangle" - Navigating the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Comp Void

Avoiding Common Contract Mistakes

Best Practices in E-Discovery

Brand and IP Integrity: How Far is Erosion from Extinction? Non-Traditional Brand and IP Protection

Defining Fraud

Developing an Effective Electronic Discovery Response Plan

Document Retention & Destruction Policies for Digital Data

Embedded Information in Electronic Documents

Employment Law 2007 - The Long and Short of It

Foreign Trademark Protection

From The Outside In: In-House Counsel Through the Looking Glass

How to Avoid Being on the Wrong End of Spoliation Sanctions: Lessons From Morgan Stanley, Zubulake, and Philip Morris

Outsourcing Service Providers

Planning an Effective Electronic Discovery Response

SEC Update: Do you Know the Latest?

Symposium - Accountability Presentation

"Step Right Up": Trends, Tricks and Traps of Advertising Law Today

Those Dreaded Documents Knowledge Management vs. Document Retention

Winning Negotiation Techniques

U.S. and International Data Protection Laws Conference:


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