President's Letter - Winter 2018
As we briskly walk into another winter season, we are followed by the memories of the prior year. Let’s remember what we are thankful for as we turn the page to 2019:
A busy year, as always, 2018 was host to half- and full- day Core Programs providing our Members with networking and learning opportunities and our Sponsors with opportunities to demonstrate their expertise and finesse. In Spring, we reminded ourselves of the gravitas of professional duty and honor during our Ethics Marathon with topics presented by the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and the Law, Jenner & Block, National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), and Mintz Levin. Summer offered sunny weather for a bit of remodeling with our In-House Toolkit, refocusing on the foundation of ‘doing business’ in-house, with topics presented by Baker McKenzie, Cadwalader, CSC, Crowell & Moring, Dechert, Jackson Lewis, Jenner & Block, Majumudar & Partners, National Arbitration and Mediation, and Osborne Clarke. And, as the leaves started to fall, we found ourselves welcoming a new slate of Officers and Directors to the ACC-NYC Chapter during our Compliance Institute with topics presented by Baker McKenzie, Jenner & Block and Kirkland & Ellis. With over 40 programs through 2018, we couldn’t be more grateful to our Sponsors, Board of Directors, volunteers, and members.
The ACC Annual Meeting took place in Austin, Texas in October. Many of the Board of Directors seized the opportunity to build a better board – and, reinforcing our 2019 objectives to be active listeners creating a better community - to learn from and network with other Chapter leaders and members. One of my favorite moments was a spontaneous conversation with a firm sponsor discussing ways to better address gender diversity in daily life and opportunities to infuse our community, workplaces, and lives with respect and kindness for each other. It’s about people. All people. Equally.
Finally, per tradition, we welcome our members and sponsors to join us at our annual Winter Gala in January. A New Year, New Objectives. And, ‘acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.’
President, ACC New York City Chapter