Limited to no more than 30 participants, the ELI is a truly unique and customized experience. Leading global general counsel have worked together with the ACC to craft the master class they wish they had attended before becoming GCs. No other program available is more practical, relevant or focused on lawyers as leaders.

Chicago, July 21-24, 2020

Over the past thirty years, the role of general counsel in corporations has evolved and expanded dramatically. Today's GC is called upon to lead the company in critical business situations and answer to the government and media in the midst of crises. The GC is often designated as a member of the senior management team while giving independent advice to the board of directors. A successful modern-day GC will possess a higher level of knowledge, soft skills, understanding of complex corporate dynamics and new communications competencies well beyond expertise in black letter law. 

Train alongside a world-class faculty of top GCs and corporate leaders.

The program is hosted at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection hotel in the historic McGraw-Hill building.

There is no cost to submit a nomination. Tuition fees are due on acceptance.

ELI 2019 was comfortably the best senior leadership programme for lawyers that I have attended. The quality of the speakers set an exceptionally high bar - real people, doing true GC jobs, sharing their practical real world experiences.

Jeff Langlands - 2019 ELI Fellow
General Counsel, Enterprise
BT plc