The CLO Club

ACC is pleased to announce plans for the 2016 CLO Club at the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting. With sessions and events designed for the Chief Legal Officer, the CLO Club provides exclusive networking opportunities and executive-level education.

Monday, October 17, 2016

ACC Leadership Development Program at the Annual Meeting - ELI Fellows and Deputy General Counsel of Large Law Departments (25+ attorneys)

  • 8:00 – 10:00 AM – by invitation only
    Panelists: Michelle Banks (Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Gap, Inc), N. Cornell Boggs, (Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dow Corning), Lily Hughes (Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Public Storage), and James M. Strother, (Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Wells Fargo)

CLO Club Roundtable – Large Law Departments (9+ attorneys)

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Strategies to Move Your Law Department Up the Value Chain in Your Organization
    Facilitator: Peter M. Lieb, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Aon plc
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM: The Role of the Chief Legal Officer in Corporate Social Responsibility
    Facilitator: John Page, SVP, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Golden State Foods.
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Effective Crisis Response and Your Role as the Chief Legal Officer
    Facilitator: Michael Dillon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Adobe Systems, Inc.
CLO Club Reception
  • 7:15 – 9:00 PM – open to all CLOs (eligibility-based, attendance is by invitation only)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CLO Club Breakfast Forum

  • 7:15 – 7:45 AM – CLO Club Breakfast and Networking
  • 7:45 – 8:45 AM – CLO Club Breakfast Forum: Critical Insights on Leading the Legal Department Through Disruptive Change
  • Speakers: Cecile Boyer, Group General Counsel, Scor SE, Brian Martin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,  Juniper Networks, Bjarne Tellmann, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pearson PLC

    Our entire global economy is experiencing intense and disruptive change that affects all of our organizations and the chief legal officer is called upon to lead their team through organizational change initiatives. Join your fellow chief legal officers for a candid discussion and sharing of insights on how others have implemented major change initiatives within their teams and organizations and the challenges that they have faced in doing so.

CLO Club Roundtable – Small/Medium Law Departments (1-8 attorneys)

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: How and When to Expand Your Legal Department: Making the Case
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM: Managing Risks in Global Businesses Today
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Best Practices in Organizing a Heavy Work Load and Experience with LPOs and Other Strategies

Luncheon and Roundtable for Law Department Executive Leaders and General Counsel (25+ attorneys)

  • 12:45 – 4:00 PM: Luncheon & Roundtable for General Counsel and ACC Law Department Executive Leaders
    (By invitation only. Please contact for more information.)
  • The ACC Law Department Executive Leaders (COO) group invites general counsel of large legal departments to join the 3rd annual CLO-COO luncheon and roundtable to discuss leading and emerging law department management practices.

Please note that space is limited and CLO eligibility must be confirmed by ACC to participate. Contact Justin Connor, Director of Chief Legal Officer Services, at for more information.