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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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In these challenging economic times, the Chapter is placing even greater emphasis on assisting its members with career development — whether it's managing an in-transition period, finding that next great job or improving on broadening your skill set.  In addition to our incomparable continuing education offerings, the Chapter is also providing monthly programming and other services to assist members in having the best possible in-house career.


Career Management Focus

One mission of this committee is to help our members manage their careers with a goal in running events that help our members develop their careers as in-house counsels.  Another goal of the committee is to provide a resource for General Counsels in developing the lawyers in their departments, such as how to identify future leaders and how to further develop these department members.

Recent events that have been run on these topics have been:

  • Tips from the Top: Career Advice from Delaware Valley's Leading General Counsel
  • What the CEO Expects from the General Counsel
  • Networking for Attorneys
  • Career Development Tips for Lawyers
  • Social Networking for Lawyers
  • Discovering Your Memory Power

In-transition Focus

The committee also seeks to provide a forum and resources for attorneys who are in-transition.  We host quarterly "Active Job Seeker" meetings in order to facilitate an interactive discussion about:  job search strategies, resources, job leads, interviewing tips, resume reviews and to share contacts.  In-transition members can connect with each other at this series of events and can provide each other with a support network as they seek new career opportunities.  The committee also encourages our members to attend the monthly Meet Your Counterparts events as a method to network with local in-house counsel members and to potentially find new career opportunities.

Recent events that have been run on these topics have been:

  • Career Transition Strategies
  • Silver Linings Dinner
  • Active Job Seeker Meetings
  • Conducting an Effective Job Search
  • A Coach in Your Corner: The Key to Job Search Success

LinkedIn - Career Management and In-transition Group

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter has a LinkedIn Group for members on the professional networking site, and we also have a Career Management and In-transition Committee subgroup.  If you have already created a LinkedIn profile, you can join our group.  If you do not have a profile yet, you can create one and then join our group. Simply go to and click on "Join this Group".  We use this resource to host discussions and enhance networking among our members.

Chapter Job Board

We have created a members-only job board for chapter member companies to post job opportunities for other members (see "Greater Philadelphia Job Board" in the Chapter Links section).  You must be logged into the ACC website in order to view these postings.  One of our goals as a committee is to encourage chapter member companies to give priority consideration in their hiring process to chapter in-transition candidates.  In that regard, your committee co-chairs attempt to facilitate having chapter candidates considered for job interviews at member companies when we become aware of job openings that are appropriate for the skills of the in-transition members. Make sure to let the committee co-chairs know of your areas of legal expertise, so that they can attempt to assist with your job search.

Committee Co-Chairs

The committee Co-chairs are:  Kevin Griffin, Assistant General Counsel, Ramboll Environ; Jonathan Margolis, Vice President & Counsel, Toll Brothers, Inc.; Chris Brubaker, Counsel, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Chapter members can find their contact information in the ACC online member directory here: