ACC Compliance and Ethics Committee Fall Newsletter
Message from the Chair  
Call for Volunteers!  
Upcoming Events ACC Annual Meeting  
Our Mission and Charter and Strategic Plan  
Committee Leadership  
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Message from the Chair

Hello Members!

The timing of my update comes as a bittersweet event – it is my last as the Chairman of this Committee. I am both honored and proud to have served as Chairman for the last several years and marvel at the progress and hard work accomplished by the Committee Leadership while I was a member of the executive leadership. We’ve accomplished quite a lot for the Committee, ACC and the broader legal community. In the time I have been involved with the executive leadership the Committee has become one of the largest at ACC; we’ve increased the relationship and support from with our exceptional sponsor Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice; created many hours of unique and informative CLE for the Annual Meeting, partnered with ACC Chapters, ACC Committees and others for webinars and in-person meetings. Our programming for Annual Meeting topics and monthly legal quick hits has been truly outstanding and timely for the issues addressed and there has been information, advice and support provided in our eGroup, Docket Articles, forms and InfoPaks.  

This year especially has been a year of transition for our leadership and I am excited to see the next executive leadership team take over. You will see that the leadership team, listed on our committee leadership page and at the end of this newsletter, have worked very hard to continue to present the kind of information you expect from ACC and this Committee: practical and informative, with the objective to be as helpful as possible. I know that your leadership team next year will continue to do the same however, being involved and contributing to the efforts and the Committee leadership is always welcomed. All volunteers are welcome and be assured that you can be active at whatever level of engagement you would like. Contact us and let us know if you’d like to co-chair a subcommittee, work on a topic for a Legal Quick Hit, write an article, or just participate in responding to eGroup questions. The Committee is always very happy to welcome volunteers and put them to work. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know the other members of the Committee, which is also a feature of ACC: excellent networking. 

I look forward to speaking with you at the Committee business meeting at the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting in San Francisco this year. There is a lot going on – the Committee and our sponsor are leading or co-sponsoring six sessions, and our business meeting will include elections for the executive leadership team to lead us for 2017. We will also get to socialize and learn from our sponsor Womble Carlyle, as they once again provide not only excellent panel speakers but also a booth in the Exhibit Hall. 

The executive leadership team is planning to be at the Exhibit Hall on Sunday evening during the opening Reception. We will be at our sponsor Womble Carlyle Booth. Please stop by and say hello if you have an interest in the Committee or have any questions. I will miss being involved in the day-to-day leadership of the committee, but I know that, based upon the interest and profiles of the next executive leadership team, I will be leaving you in great hands. Thank you all for you hard work, and I look forward to another successful year!

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Call for Volunteers!

Interested in writing an article for the ACC Docket, the ACC Docket Briefings or Contact Shawn Haque, Publications Subcommittee Chair. 

Have an idea for a legal topic for our monthly Legal Quick Hit or programs for Webinars or the Annual Meeting?  Contact Eric Cannon, Programs Subcommittee Chair.

Their contract information can be found on the Committee website:

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Upcoming Events ACC Annual Meeting

Monday, October 17 

  • 11:00 am Session 205 – Effective Compliance Training.
  • 12:45 pm Lunch and Business Meeting of Compliance & Ethics Committee
  • 4:30 pm Session 409 – Industry-specific Compliance Roundtables.

Tuesday, October 18

  • 9:00 am Session 509 – Advanced Corporate Conflicts of Interest
  • 11:00 am Session 609 – Compliance for the Small Law Department (co-sponsored with the Small Law Department and Financial Services Committee)

Wednesday, October 19

  • 9:00 am Session 909 – Compliance Program Fundamentals

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Our Mission and Charter and Strategic Plan

The Committee's Mission and Charter are available here:

We are pleased to announce that after much work on the side of our members and officers, we have revised and updated our Strategic Plan. You can also see it online at 

Just click on the link to the Strategic plan on that page.

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Committee Leadership

Chair, Robert Jett

Vice-Chair, Melanie Condron 

Secretary, Kate Arthur

Membership Chair, Debra Cheng

Program Subcommittee Chair, Eric Cannon 

Publications Subcommittee Chair, Shawn Haque 

Contact information for Committee Leadership can be found at:

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