ACC SoCal Works!!
The ACC SoCal Works!!! Committee organizes opportunities for in-transition members and members looking for their next opportunity.
The Advocacy Committee develops ACC Southern California's positions on legislation and other initiatives relevant to in-house attorneys.
Attorney Well-Being Committee
The Attorney Well-Being Committee provides activities, information, resources and support focused on managing stress, work-life balance increasing resilience, and creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For additional information please visit ACC Global's Wellness Initiative website.
Chairs: Conchita Valenzuela
Co-Chair: Serra Aladag, Melissa Sandoval
Charity Golf Classic Committee
The Charity Golf Classic Committee is responsible for the Annual Golf Classic Tournament each Fall. The day-long event begins with a barbeque lunch and putting contest (with prizes) and culminates with a dinner and awards ceremony during which ACC Southern California presents a cash gift to Public Law Center in addition to tournament awards. There is also a golf clinic for those who would like to learn the game or brush up on their skills.
Peter Macdonald, Ross Greenman
CLO Suite Committee
The CLO Suite Committee hosts quarterly events where CLO and General Counsel members can meet and informally discuss issues confronting Chief Legal Officers.
Co-Chairs: Kendra Jones, Jason Weintraub
Communications and Public Affairs Committee
The Communications and Public Affairs Committee is responsible for the chapter's newsletter and media relations.
Co-Chair: Conchita Valenzuela
The Diversity Committee develops diversity initiatives and programs, such as the ACC SoCal Diversity Award, ACColades, INside Diversity, Street Law, and the Bar Exam Scholarship Program.
Co-Chair, Nicole Nakagawa
The DoubleHeader® Committee produces quarterly programs combining three hours of MCLE with a sporting event or other entertainment.
Co-Chairs: Kush Desai
Gala Dinner Committee
The Gala Dinner Committee is responsible for organizing and planning the annual Gala Dinner and Charity Silent Auction.
DINNER COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Co-Chairs: James Dierking, Serra Aladag
CLE Express Committee
The CLE Express Committee produces monthly MCLE programs which are presented at different venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Co-Chair: Crystal Ventura, Shedrick Davis
In-house Counsel Conference Committee
The In-house Counsel Conference Committee produces three full-day programs: a multi-venue In-house Counsel Conference in January of each year; a Sports & Entertainment Conference in partnership with the ACC Global Sports and Entertainment Committee each Summer; and a New-to-In-house Counsel Conference in the Fall of each year.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Bryant, Monica Gentzschein
The mission of the Internship Committee is to create a diverse pipeline of attorneys, while providing law students in Orange and Los Angeles Counties that may lack access to and/or knowledge of in-house legal practice, exposure to such practice. Programming will include law student outreach, mentorship and coaching as well as providing law students the opportunity to intern with ACC SoCal member corporate legal departments.
Chair; Njeri Mutura, Co-Chair; Melissa Sandoval, Member
The Membership Committee is responsible for expanding ACC's outreach within the Southern California in-house community as well as retaining and engaging members who have either lapsed or are at the periphery of the chapter's membership base. The Committee accomplishes this by hosting several events open to friends, colleagues, and interested in-house counsel at Los Angeles or Orange County locations where guests are able to learn more about ACC's resources, information, and the free tools available to them as part of their membership, while also meeting chapter members for meaningful networking opportunities.
Co-Chairs: Wade Pyun
CLE and Networking Committee
The CLE and Networking Committee hosts educational presentations and networking receptions at popular and unique venues in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Co-Chair: Danielle Blanchard, Christina Zabat-Fran
Pro Bono Committee
The Pro Bono Committee promotes pro bono and community activism to ACC Southern California members through dedicated programs designed to maximize impact and contributions to our local community. Programs include citizenship clinics, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) clinics, nonprofit clinics, small business clinics, guardianship clinics, mentorship programs etc.
Jessica Gillette, Co-Chair, Shedrick Davis