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March 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 6:15 PM EDT
Members: GCs and CLOs are FREE
Non-members: $75 for Non-member GSs/CLOs

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Greater Philadelphia

Attention all GCs and CLOs!  Join our Diamond and Emerald Sponsors for our 3rd Annual GC/CLO Summit where we will discuss the GC's/CLO’s role in Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging, followed by a social hour.  The Summit's sessions are specifically designed for and open to General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers only.

The educational part of this event will be followed by a virtual social hour, and the Chapter will be donating $100 per social hour attendee to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to support our Chapter’s Diversity Internship Program.

  • Session I — 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Diversity in the Boardroom presented by Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    This session will consist of a panel discussion among a Chief Diversity Officer, in-house counsel and outside counsel that will address the unspoken reasons for our current board landscape, different types of diversity, the legal requirements and other stakeholders pushing to increase diversity, and steps some companies have taken to try to lead the way forward.
BREAK: 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Session II — 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — The General Counsel's role in Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging presented by Dechert LLP

    This panel will explore the ways in which General Counsels and their in-house attorneys can promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within their own law departments.  Specifically, the panel will explain how stakeholders, boards of directors, and the public will demand that companies prioritize DE&I, especially given the role of DE&I in the Biden administration.  The panel will discuss racial equity audits, which are now becoming common in government, as a critical tool for companies to use to identify issues and minimize litigation risk, and share specific strategies that companies are using to build up their DE&I programming.
BREAK: 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Session III — 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — Driving Innovation, Creativity, and Effective Strategy:  The Positive Impact of Diverse Teams on Addressing Trends in Litigation and Government Enforcement presented by Cozen O'Connor

    Diverse outside counsel teams drive innovative, creative and effective representation in litigation and government enforcement matters.  Diverse teams also cultivate rich and rewarding partnerships with in-house counterparts.  The panelists look forward to sharing their personal experiences as leaders of their practice groups and law department, and highlighting current consumer protection litigation and enforcement trends that GCs/CLOs should take note of for 2021 and beyond.
BREAK: 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Social Hour — 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Register below, then be sure to click on the “Add to Calendar” feature located within your email confirmation.


Please follow the link below to join the WEBINAR:


Passcode: 469487




Please follow the link below to join the SOCIAL HOUR:


Meeting ID: 977 3642 6204


Passcode: 644468


We look forward to seeing you there!


Session I:
Session II:
  • Nicolle Jacoby, Partner & Co-head of Labor and Employment practice, Dechert LLP
  • David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer at Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
  • Angela Curry, Compliance Director, Bentley Systems, Inc.
Session III:


Credits: 3.0 hours
State: PA, NJ & DE
Category: Ethics/Diversity & Inclusion

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