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Corporate Counsel Awards Call for Nominations (Due Apr. 19)

Recognizing EXCELLENCE, Inspiration, Impact, and Innovation

2024 Call for Nominations


For the past 19 years, ACC NCR has recognized excellence in the local in-house community and honored the work of the region’s in-house practitioners and legal departments.  

This year, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Corporate Counsel Awards, we are excited to announce a refresh! Our goals are:

  • to better celebrate the breadth and depth of excellence in our in-house community,
  • to recognize that all noteworthy achievements do not fit into discrete categories, and
  • to respond to your feedback. 

To do so, we are expanding the categories, simplifying the nomination process, and are revamping the awards ceremony.


We invite you (members, sponsors, friends) to nominate an outstanding person, team, or department, and suggest a category – whether it is for one of our previous categories or something brand new (click here for a list of previous categories and examples of new ones) – or tell us about their notable work (for their employer, through pro bono or community service, and/or in service to the chapter) and let us worry about the award name. 


  • A judging panel consisting of members of ACC NCR leadership and leaders in the business and legal community will review nominations and select a slate of recipients. 
  • Unlike in past years, there will not be multiple finalists and a surprise recipient announcement at the Reception.  Instead, recipients will be announced by June 7 and featured in promotional materials for and during ACC NCR’s Corporate Counsel Awards Reception on July 10, at Westwood Country Club, Vienna, VA. 


Please submit your completed nomination form by Friday, April 19, 3:00 PM to ACC NCR Executive Director Shannon Graving at and copy ACC NCR Program Assistant Beth McConnell at If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt within 48 hours of your submission from Ms. McConnell, please contact her at 301-461-9624.

More details and the nomination form (shorter! simpler!) are located here. For a list of the winners in previous years, click here.  





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