President's Letter - spring 2018
Greetings and happy spring to all our ACC NYC members. This is supposed to be our Spring Newsletter - after making it through 4 nor’easters and an April snowstorm, I am going to be optimistic that warm snowless days are coming and I can finally take the snow tires off my car.
Before escaping the past, we had a wonderful fourth annual winter gala at the Rainbow Room on February 15th - I was happy to see a lot of our members and sponsors there at that iconic space, and a big thanks to our chapter programming committee who organized the event. Great food, drink, music and of course a photo booth. Check out our photos of this and other events on Flickr. Programming has been moving fast and furious since the Gala - our diamond sponsor NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) put on an amazing event March 20, at the Rare View Rooftop featuring a presentation on commercial arbitration, and fantastic networking afterwards-including an icebreaker game that won one lucky member a magnum of wine. Thanks to everyone who braved the threat of yet another nor’easter to come out.
Now to the future - our Annual Ethics Marathon is taking place at Fordham University School of Law on April 24, with three great panels, including one presented by the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and the Law. Four ethics CLE credits are available, if the stellar panels and networking opportunities don’t convince you to attend. And as someone who has attended events in this space, it is beautiful and open, and well worth the trip up to 62nd street. As well as Ethics, we have many events scheduled through the rest of spring - check our calendar for more details.
With all this programming coming up and our expanded drive for membership, we can really use volunteers to help out. If interested, please contact me or Volunteer Coordinator Allison Tomlinson. Also, feedback is always welcomed - if you have a topic or special event you would like our chapter to consider, let us know and our programming team will be on it.
This spring also brings the implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I expect you will see programing from us about it, and for in-house counsel members affected by it, I’d be very interested in hearing how you are gearing up for it.
President, ACC New York City Chapter