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April 18, 2024 | 7:15 AM - 5:15 PM EDT

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19107

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Greater Philadelphia

ACC Greater Philadelphia's 16th Annual In-House Counsel Conference will be held on Thursday, April 18th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (13th Street Concourse). 

This full day conference will give attendees the opportunity to earn up to 6 CLE credits on one day, including ethics CLE credits, on cutting edge legal topics impacting in-house counsel.  Breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception are included with your registration.  

This year's conference will also include:

  • Relaxation room with chair massages and a calm environment to take a break
  • Tech demos from legal software companies
  • Complimentary headshots with a professional photographer
  • Career Coach consultations (sign-ups available on site)
  • Puppy park with adoptable dogs from Morris Animal Refuge


7:15 – 8:30 a.m.


7:25 – 8:25 a.m.
Pre-Conference Ethics CLE Breakfast

"Virtual Isolation:  Is Hyperconnectivity Helping or Harming the Legal Professional?" Presented by Brian S. Quinn, Esq., Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (ETHICS)


8:40 – 9:40 a.m.
Session I

  • Armstrong Teasale - "Everything is Negotiable: Navigating Indemnification Clauses and Warranties"
  • Blank Rome LLP - "Conducting Critical Internal Investigations"
  • Fisher Phillips (GC TRACK) - "Non-Competes: Are the Rumors of their Death Greatly Exaggerated or Very Real?"
  • Reed Smith LLP - "Emerging Technologies:  What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About AI and Off-Channel Communications"
  • Stevens & Lee - "Real Estate's Greatest Misses--And How to Avoid Them"


9:55 – 10:55 a.m.
Session II

  • Cozen O'Connor - "Navigating the New Labor Law Landscape: What Your Company Needs to Know"
  • Dailey LLP - "AI Unleashed: Litigation Lightning Rod in the Generative Era"
  • Fisher Phillips (GC TRACK) - "The Sky Is Falling: How to Communicate with Your Employees, Customers and the Public when a Crisis Strikes"
  • Stradley Ronon - "Dealing with Distress: An In-House Guide to Navigating Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Alternatives as a Creditor"
  • ACCGP Diversity Session - "Inclusive Integrity - A DEIB Fireside Chat" (ETHICS)


11:10 – 12:10 p.m.
Session III

  • Ballard Spahr LLP - "Navigating Advantages and Pitfalls in Pool Counsel Engagements"
  • Cozen O'Connor (GC TRACK) - "A Tale of Two Attorneys: Navigating Cross-border M&A and Private Equity-Backed Transactions"
  • Dechert LLP - "Daubert: How to Win Product Liability Cases on the Science"
  • Fisher Phillips - "Why Global Outsourcing and What is the Impact on Your Workforce?"
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Effectively Handling Employee Speech and Activism – In and Out of the Office"


12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch & Tech Demos


1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Session IV

  • Dechert LLP - (GC TRACK) "Hot Topics at the SEC for Corporate Counsel"
  • Hogan Lovells - "An Overview of M&A Involving a Publicly Traded Delaware Target"
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP - "ESG in 2024: Regulatory & Litigation Risks"
  • Saul Ewing - "The Intersection of ADA/FMLA"
  • ACCGP Wellness Session - "Mindfulness 101: The Power of Minding Your Thoughts" (NO CLE CREDIT)


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session V

  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP - "The Ethics of Boilerplate:  Or, Why is Outside Counsel Spending So Much Time on Throw in Provisions?" (ETHICS)
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon - "Is The Internet Listening?  Examining Privacy & Data Security Risk in the Digital Advertising Era"
  • Troutman Pepper - "State AG Investigations & Litigation in Life Sciences vs. Commercial Litigation & Federal Actions"
  • Womble Bond Dickson (US) LLP - "Trademarks, Lanham Act, AI, Oh My!"
  • ACCGP Ethics Session - "'I Don’t Belong' - Imposter Syndrome in the Legal Profession" (ETHICS)


4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors
(Sponsor Drawings/Raffles)



Photography Permission: Your registration and attendance at this event indicates your consent to be photographed and/or filmed and your consent to the use of your image, without payment of any kind, for use in program(s) and for other promotional/editorial activities of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Greater Philadelphia and for future use in any and all media, now known or hereafter created.

Code of Conduct: By submitting this form and registering for this ACCGP Event, I agree to abide by the ACCGP Code of Conduct for Events


State: PA, DE, NJ
Category: Ethics