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April 14, 2017
The Trump Card: Guiding Your Organization
Through the New Administration's Policies

Corporate Compliance; Employment Law

Noteworthy upcoming programs addressing the impact of the Trump administration on our businesses and organizations. Click the titles for full details and registration:

  • Litigation Forum: Trump's DOJ - How Will You Keep Your Company In Compliance? Wed., April 19, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C, and by web seminar. This program will discuss what the DOJ's recently released memo on "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" means for corporate compliance going forward, as well as other enforcement priorities in the Trump Administration.

  • Employment and Labor Forum Conference: A New Era in Employment Law – What Every Employer Needs To Know.  Tues., May 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA. Since late last year, the Courts and now the Trump Administration have made significant decisions that affect all aspects of employer/employee relations. This half-day program will explain the changes and what steps every employer should take to remain in compliance in these areas:
    • Immigration and Affordable Care Act Developments
    • DOL Developments
    • EEOC and NLRB Developments
    • Keynote address at lunch: Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
2017 Paralegal Institute on June 20
A full-day program for our paraprofessional colleagues

ACC NCR's 2017 Paralegal Institute will cover contracts, IP, and ethical issues - providing information that will help our paraprofessional colleagues be more effective in their essential roles. The Institute will take place on Tuesday, June 20, in Tysons Corner, VA. Please pass this information to the paraprofessionals in your department -- Visit https://www.acc.com/chapters/ncr/index.cfm?eventID=20270 for full details and registration.

News Alert: 2017 Conflict Minerals Update

Less than two months remains before the May 31 deadline for public companies to report to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the inclusion of conflict minerals in their products. This week's news alert - 2017 Conflict Minerals Update from Platinum sponsor Hunton & Williams LLP - "provides a summary of legal developments over the past year on the topic of conflict minerals, including the SEC’s most recent action, and provides ... suggestions for compliance for the next year."

ACC NCR - Community Service Corner
Seeking Donations of Prom Dresses/Suits For Local Teens

Family Services Inc. is hosting its annual Dream Attire for the Prom Drive from March 20-April 20. Give local high school students the opportunity to join their friends for a memorable prom night! Drop off your new and gently worn dresses and suits to 620 East Diamond Avenue, Suite H, Gaithersburg, MD. Volunteers are also needed to help sort the donations and staff the “sale”.

Family Services, Inc. was started in 1908 by people who saw suffering in our community and felt an obligation to do something about it. For more information about this project, contact Mary Murphy, mary.murphy@fs-inc.org, 301-840-3183, or Diane Ennist at Diane.Ennist@Carey.com, 202-895-1220.

Time to Get Moving for Lawyers Have Heart
Good works feel great

Let's get in shape together!  Join the ACC National Capital Region Team for the Lawyers Have Heart 10k Race, 5K Run & Walk on June 10, 2017, at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Plan to join the ACC National Capital Region team captains, Heather French at Ares Management, Ilona Korzha at Sprint, Alyssa Senzel at Blackboard, and Jamie Specter at Capital One, and your in-house colleagues, in a healthy start to the summer as we run or walk in the Lawyers Have Heart event. Bring your families and mingle with your friends, all while supporting a great cause, the American Heart Association. To join the ACC NCR Team or donate to support your in-house colleagues, please click here for our team page. Do not hesitate to reach out to jamie.specter@capitalone.com if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!

The New Phone Books Are Here!
2017 Membership Directory Now Available

Members can download the 2017 ACC NCR Membership Directory by clicking here (password protected). Members who want a physical copy of the book, please send Ilene Reid an e-mail requesting one (Ilene.Reid-NCR@accglobal.com). LImited quantities. And if you have an update to your work information, please e-mail Ilene.

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Join the CPBO Challenge® Initiative!

Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), ACC’s partnership project with Pro Bono Institute, has announced the 2017 CPBO Chapter Challenge and invites your legal department to join the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative.

We know that many in ACC NCR are committed to pro bono legal services.  We encourage your department to demonstrate that commitment by signing the CPBO Challenge® statement. The ACC chapter with the most new signatories to the Corporate Pro Bono Challenge® initiative by September 22 will be recognized along with new department signatories during the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The CPBO Challenge® initiative enables legal departments to identify, benchmark, and communicate their support for pro bono service. Launched at the urging of CLOs, it has become the industry standard for in-house pro bono, with over 165 signatories, representing departments of all sizes and across all industries, engaging in pro bono in more than 44 countries.

To learn more about the CPBO Chapter Challenge or become a signatory, please contact CPBO.


ACC's Legal Operations Section

If there are legal operations professionals in your legal department, please let them know about the opportunity to join the ACC Legal Operations section (even if they are not lawyers). Benefits include:

  • A stand-alone annual conference for legal operations professionals – June 4-6, 2017
  • Access to ACC online resources, webcasts and virtual roundtables, to hone your law department's management practices 
  • A member forum (eGroup) for ad hoc benchmarking and referrals, connecting members across industries and regional groups
  • A curated industry news feed to keep your team up to date
  • Custom benchmarking opportunities 
  • Career resources, including a job listings board
  • Regional group meetings

For more information, or to learn how to get involved, email LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com.

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Upcoming Events
Litigation Forum: Trump's DOJ - How Will You Keep Your Company In Compliance? Wed., April 19, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Employment and Labor Forum: Legal Necessity or Act of Kindness? Designing and Administering Severance/Transition Arrangements. Thurs., April 20, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

Non-Profits and Associations Forum: Gift Acceptance Policies and Practices - What Do You Do With [fill in the blank]?  Fri., April 21, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Corporate Law Forum Business Skills Series: Audit Committees - The Business Perspective. Tues., April 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., or by web seminar.

Technology and IP Forum: Open Source Updates and Practical Tips. Wed., April 26, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, or by web seminar.

Career Development Forum: In-House Compensation - How To Get Paid What You Deserve. Thurs., April 27, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., in Tysons, VA (live only).

Small Law Department Forum: More than a Cost Center - Positioning In-House Departments as Trusted Partners and Value Creators. Tues., May 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Tysons, VA (live only).

Global Issues Forum: Outlook for International Trade and Foreign Policy and its Impact on Cross-Border Transactions. Wed., May 3, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Litigation Forum: Managing the Risks and Spend of E-Discovery.  Tues., May 9, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Career Development Forum: Making it to the Pros -- Tips from Brandon Etheridge, Baltimore Ravens General Counsel With A Networking Reception. Thurs., May 11, 5 to 7 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

Corporate Law Forum: Corporate Governance 2017 - In-House Counsel’s Critical Role.  Wed., May 17, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Richmond: Corporate Political Activity in 2017 - Legal Risks and Strategic Opportunities. Thurs., May 18, 3 to 5:30 p.m., in Richmond, VA (live only).

Employment and Labor Forum Conference: A New Era in Employment Law – What Every Employer Needs To Know. Tues., May 23, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

Privacy and Data Security Forum: Countdown to GDPR - Legal and Operational Must Dos for Compliance. Wed., May 24, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, or by web seminar.

Click here to check our web page for the complete list of upcoming CLEs announced thus far. 
If you missed a chapter program that was webcast, click here to access our web seminar archive.
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