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News from ACC Headquarters - 11 Dec.

12 Dec 2017 11:59 AM | Event team ACC Hong Kong (Administrator)

2018 Annual Meeting - Call for Programs: Chapters are invited to to submit program ideas for consideration for the Annual Meeting in Austin.The submission deadline is January 8th.

ACC Mid-Year Meeting - April 22-24: Be sure to register before December 13 to take advantage of early-bird savings! This unique conference is designed to arm experienced in-house counsel with the knowledge and insights required to be better business strategists. The program focuses on the most pressing challenges and concrete solutions for contracts and mergers & acquisitions. The curriculum is advanced level content and offers practical guidance to help in-house lawyers do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. 

Top 10 30-Somethings Award Nominations: Send in your nominations by this Friday, December 15! ACC's ACC Top 10 30-Somethings Award is a special honor recognizing in-house rising stars for their innovation, global perspective, proactive practice, advocacy efforts, and pro bono and community service work. All in-house counsel aged 30 to 39 are eligible for nomination. To nominate yourself or someone deserving, please use the nomination form. Contact Josh Shields with questions. 

ACC Value Champions - Submit Your Nomination: The ACC Value Champions program identifies, celebrates and publicizes successful law department value initiatives and collaborations between clients and their legal service providers. The Champions utilize value–focused management practices to cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes. ACC Value Champions have made great strides in controlling legal costs and have shared their value practices and tools to inspire others. Submit your nomination through January 31.

Cybersecurity Benchmarks: The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with new and more sophisticated cybersecurity threats emerging daily. The corporate law department plays a significant role in all aspects of managing cyber risk, from preparedness and prevention to breach response. According to the first edition of the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report, 61 percent of general counsel indicated that third parties were required to notify them of a breach. One in four had retained a forensic company to help them in the case of a breach, and one in three retained outside counsel. This year, the ACC Foundation will take a deeper dive into cybersecurity from the law department’s perspective on topics such as third-party risk, compliance, and best practices. If you are the head of your legal department, participate in the survey and get complimentary benchmarking data with over 50 data points

ACC In-house Jobline: - Does your company have open positions? If so, consider taking advantage of ACC In-house Jobline. These opportunities will be seen by thousands of qualified candidates.  Get started!

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ACC In the News – Role of the General CounselMetropolitan Corporate Counsel writes about the general counsel's influence on corporate culture and spotlights the recent ACC thought leadership paperLeveraging Legal Leadership: The General Counsel as a Corporate Culture Influencer. (Full Article)

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