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ACC Houston is home to over 1,100 in-house counsel in the Greater Houston Area. Connect with your fellow in-house counsel and our sponsors, and access all of the great educational, networking opportunities and resources we have to offer throughout the year. For more information on how to join the ACC Houston Chapter, please click here or contact our Executive Director Elena Baer for more information.

2021 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards - Nominations are Open!

The Association of Corporate Counsel, Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook are accepting nominations for the 2021 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards. The nomination process has been extended through May 21, 2021.  

Finalists will be announced this summer. The 2021 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards ceremony is set for Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston.

The Texas Lawbook is pleased to announce that net income from the Houston Corporate Counsel Awards goes to two extremely good projects: (1) The Street Law program, which allows ACC Houston leaders to expose high school students to the legal system; and (2) The funding of a full-time pro bono, public service and diversity writer for The Texas Lawbook.

This year's award categories include:
•    Lifetime Achievement Award
•    Transaction of the Year
•    Senior In-House Counsel of the Year (Large, Medium & Small/Solo Departments)
•    Pro Bono & Public Service
•    Legal Innovation (Individual and Corporate Legal Department)
•    Creative Partnership
•    Business Litigation of the Year
•    Rookie of the Year
•    Corporate Legal Department Diversity
•    General Counsel of the Year (Large, Medium & Small/Solo Departments)

The rules for nomination are simple: the corporate counsel being nominated must reside and work in the Houston area and the work for which they are being honored must have occurred in 2020.

Detailed descriptions of each category are on the form as you begin the questionnaire.
Anyone can make a nomination, including outside counsel, in-house colleagues and service providers. However, nominations by law firms MUST be submitted by a lawyer at the firm. Please click here to submit a nomination.

Insider Tip: The more information and details you provide in your submission about the lawyers and legal departments being nominated and the successes they’ve achieved, the more likely it is that they will be selected as finalists. I strongly suggest that you read the profiles of last year’s Houston Corporate Counsel Award recipients to get a better understanding of the information included in the award nominations.



2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Getting MORE from your Sponsorship!


Connecting has never been MORE important! The Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter (“ACC Houston”) is excited to offer the following sponsorship opportunities for 2021. Become a Sponsor this year and see more opportunities to build professional relationships as well as market your firm to a captive audience of over 1100 in-house counsel in the Houston  area, representing over 400  different companies.  As a Sponsor, your firm will have more opportunities to interact and network with our members at CLE events, practice group meetings,  social  activities,  community outreach initiatives and our Signature Event—ACC Houston’s 22nd Annual Golf/Spa Event. As we approach 2021, we will all likely have more questions about what our events will look like. In our effort to plan, we decided to offer more options to provide value, regardless of what form our events take.  Together we will connect more, offer more and network more.


Sponsorship opportunities are limited; but this year we are offering more levels and more benefits. So, we encourage you to submit your sponsorship registration form as soon as possible. Details and important dates are included on the Sponsorship Commitment Form at the back of this packet.  There is more than one way to apply: sponsorship applications are also available online.

Thank you for your support of this great organization (a Top 10 Gold Chapter of Distinction of 2019). If you have any questions about sponsorship opportunities, or have more ideas to create your own sponsorship/event outside of this packet, please contact our Executive Director, Elena Baer by email at or by phone at 346.336.6154.

Thanks for your support!
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Online Event Registration:

ACC Houston has an online registration platform through StarChapter. Please let Executive Director Elena Baer know if you need help with your log in credentials.  To access the StarChapter pages you can click here or click to register for any of our upcoming events.

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