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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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The ACC Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — supports the efforts of the Association of Corporate Counsel, serving the needs of the in-house legal profession through the dissemination of research and surveys, leadership and professional development opportunities, and support of diversity and pro-bono initiatives.

The ACC Foundation partners with corporations, law firms, legal service providers, and bar associations to assist in the furtherance of these goals.

ACC Foundation's IDEAL Series

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Courageous Conversations
Black attorneys share their experiences with biases and racial discrimination to spark dialogue on support and action.
People attending the ACC annual meeting.
Disrupting the Silence
A discussion on how those affected by racism and their allies can vocalize their concerns.
ACC members at a networking event.
Stand for Change
Effective approaches for responding to social injustice, spotlighting both individual and organizational efforts.

Learn more about I.D.E.A.L. A collection of carefully curated programs and resources on race, equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion. 


ACC Foundation Announces Its 2020 Pro Bono Jumpstart Fund Awardees

"Across the United States, the 2020 Pro Bono Jumpstart Fund awardees are demonstrating their clear moral commitment to diversity and access to counsel. In-house counsel are eager to contribute their knowledge and time to this important cause, even in a period of shrinking budgets and organizational uncertainty. ACC Foundation is proud to promote them however we can, whatever the challenges.” — Jennifer Chen, Director of the ACC Foundation

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Board of Directors

Veta T. Richardson

Foundation President

President & Chief Executive Officer

Association of Corporate Counsel

Linda Lu

SVP, Deputy General Counsel

Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy



Jim Merklinger


ACC Credentialing Institute


Patricia J. Trudeau

Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Association of Corporate Counsel

Pamela Everhart

SVP, Government Relations

Fidelity Investments


Gregory W. Fortsch

Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer

The Nature's Bounty Co.

Monica Johnson

General Counsel



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