THANK YOU for your support of Association of Corporate Counsel – Greater Philadelphia Chapter! While 2021 has been challenging in both expected and unexpected ways, we have been so thrilled to partner with our sponsors on highly successful programming both virtually and in-person! We are excited to present you with our plan for 2022, which of course will include a lot more in-person programming but which will also leverage 18 months of lessons learned to continue some of our more popular virtual programs.
In case you missed our Virtual Sponsor Reception last week, we are also excited to announce that our 2022 Sponsor Information and Sponsorship Application are available exclusively online at:
All of the information from the formerly issued paper sponsor packet is there, including Sustaining and À La Carte options. Also new for 2022 is a special prospectus just for legal services/technology providers including options only available to vendors such as our 2022 In-house Counsel Conference Legal Tech Expo.
As you are undoubtedly aware, our chapter is proud to serve as the premier professional association for in-house attorneys working for corporations and other private and public sector entities in the greater Philadelphia area, including Southern New Jersey, all of Delaware and the Lehigh Valley areas. With over 1,675 in-house members, we are one of the largest chapters of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the global organization dedicated solely to in-house attorneys, with over 45,000 members in over 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 companies, including the legal departments of every Fortune 100 company.
By supporting ACC Greater Philadelphia for the 2022 programming year – which covers the period from January 1st through December 31st, 2022 – you will help us keep improving our programming and providing networking, education and advocacy to our nearly 1700 members. As always, there is no better way to show your support for your clients and potential clients within the corporate law departments that you serve – and there is no better place to get direct access to the in-house legal decision makers in the Greater Philadelphia area. In a recent survey of our members, more than 81% of members utilized one or more ACCGP sponsor law firms and more than one third indicated that their decision to hire or retain these firms was due to their involvement in the ACC Greater Philadelphia chapter.
2022 sponsorship applications are due by Friday, October 22, 2021. All applications submitted by the filing deadline will be reviewed and evaluated based on responsiveness to the Sponsor Selection Criteria listed in the guidelines. We hope to announce sponsor awards by mid-late November. Sponsorship payments are not due until January 11, 2022. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at the number below or you may contact our Chapter Administrator, Chris Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the Officers and Board of Directors, I look forward to working with you in the upcoming programming year.
Daniel R. Slawe
Chair, Council of Practice Area Committees
ACC Greater Philadelphia