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Must-read for Chief Legal Officers, Law Department Management and Operations:

Leveraging Trust in Times of Crisis: Practical Tips for Chief Legal Officers, by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2020)

Are You A New General Counsel? Top Ten Actions to Ensure Your Success,  Mark Roellig, former general counsel of four Fortune 500 companies (2021)

Quick Overview: The General Counsel’s Role in Shaping and Advancing Corporate Culture in the Legal Department, by Dr. So-Ang Park, Consultant, and Lisa Birkenbach, Leadership Advisory Expert, Egon Zehnder (2021)

GC Is the New CEO: The Rise and Rise of General Counsel, by Deena Williamson, ACC Docket (2020)

ACC Maturity Model 2.0 for the Operations of a Legal Department, by the Association of Corporate Counsel



Tips for Dealing with Adversity, Crises and Failure, by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)

Ten Ways to Help Avoid Burn-Out While Working from Home, by Stephanie Prevost, General Counsel and ACC Member (2020)


Crisis Preparedness & Management:

How In-house Leaders Can Use Technology to Better Prepare for the Next Crisis, by Olga V. Mack, ACC Docket (2020)

Tips for Responding to Cyber-Attacks and Insider Threats, by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)


Career tips, leadership and business skills:

Personal and Career Development Tips for In-house Counsel, by Erin Berkowitz, Legal Resources Manager, and Pam Entsminger, Legal Resources & Program Development Specialist, Association of Corporate Counsel (2020)

Law and the 10 “Ls”: Practical Advice for Succeeding in an In-house Counsel Role, by Thomas J. McGuire, General Counsel, Silver Fern Healthcare, LLC (2021)

Top Ten Tips for Improving Your Career, by Rich Cohen, President and General Counsel of Corporate Creations (2019)

Using Business Skills: A Necessary Tool to Advance Your In-House Career (Checklist), by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)

The Halftime of Your Career, by Rich Cohen, Former President and General Counsel of Corporate Creations (2020)

10 Steps to Unlock Your Legal Leadership Potential, by Simone Stebler, Consultant, and Jill Ader, Chairwoman, Egon Zehnder (2021)

Top 10 Tips to Develop In-House Legal Leaders, by Aparna Dasai Williams, Associate General Counsel- Corporate at Imperva, Inc. (2021)



Negotiating Large Corporate Contracts: Top Ten Dos and Don’ts, by Lydia Montalbano, Group Legal Counsel, CRH Nederland B.V. (2020)

Top Ten Tips for Managing Risk in Commercial Contractsby Todd Borow (Associate General Counsel, AmeriHealth Caritas), Brian Campbell (Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, DHI Group, Inc.), Megan Lutes (Director of Legal, Convoy, Inc.) & Penny Williams (Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Sotheby’s) (2021)

Top Ten Issues and Tips to Consider When Negotiating Contracts for Cloud Solutions, by Jacob Kojfman, Legal Counsel, CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc. (2021) 

Contract Negotiation Checklist: Practical Tips for In-house Counsel, by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG):

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) from an In-house Counsel Perspective (United States Focus), by Alexander D. Gonzalez, Esq. and Richard Reich, Esq. (2021)

Evolving Requirements for C-suite ESG roles amid Changing Environment, by Thomson Reuters (2021)

ICYMI: How to Develop and Advance an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Program, by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2021)


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI):

Pandemic Nation: Understanding its Impact on Lawyers from Underrepresented Communities, by Thomson Reuters (2021)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Checklist for In-house Leaders, by N. Cornell Boggs, III, Quarles & Brady LLP (2021)

Finding Your Seat at the Table as a Woman in the Middle East Checklist, by the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)


Compliance, Privacy, Information Governance:

Building a Compliance & Ethics Program When You Must Do So with More Influence than Resourcesby Laurel Burke, ACC Member (2021)

The Unified Commitments of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Functions to Support Organizational Success: Thoughts and Sample Statement of Commitments, by Thomas McGuire, General Counsel, Silver FernHealthcare, LLC (2021)

Using Machine Learning for Anti-Corruption Risk and Compliance, by C4I: Coalition for Integrity (2021)

Tips for Responding to Cyber-Attacks and Insider Threatsby the Association of Corporate Counsel (2021)

Automating Your Records Management Program, by Mark Diamond, President & CEO of Contoural (2020)

Developing an Information Governance Team, by Nandeep Mehta, Sr. Consultant, Contoural, Inc. (2021)

ACC Maturity Model 2.0 for the Operations of a Legal Department


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The information in any resource collected in this virtual library should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion on specific facts and should not be considered representative of the views of its authors, its sponsors, and/or ACC. These resources are not intended as a definitive statement on the subject addressed. Rather, they are intended to serve as a tool providing practical advice and references for the busy in-house practitioner and other readers.