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May 19, 2017
It's A New Day In The Workplace

There have been significant changes in the law of the workplace in recent months. On Tues., May 23, our annual half-day Employment and Labor Forum Conference will examine developments in these areas/agencies:

  • Immigration and the Affordable Care Act, including employee visas
  • DOL regulations, including wage and hour changes
  • EEOC and NLRB regulations

Our special guest, Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will provide her perspective on developments at the EEOC.  

You will gain essential insights into what steps every employer should take to remain in compliance. Click here for full details and registration.

What A Line-Up!
Annual General Counsel Panel Discussion on June 13

Join us on Tuesday, June 13, for great career insights and tips for success from our illustrious panel at this year's General Counsel Forum Luncheon:

Julie Bowen, The MITRE Corporation
Mark Hileman, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Leonard Kennedy, Neustar, Inc.
Curtis Lu, FTI Consulting

Eric Reicin, MorganFranklin, Inc.
Ama Romaine, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Moderated by Jim Villa, Versar, Inc. 

Click here for full details and registration.

Spring Into Summer Social
June 1 in Washington, DC

It’s almost summer – and there’s no better time to get to know new in-house colleagues or renew acquaintances with old friends. Schmooze over hors d’oeuvres, and a glass of wine or beer.  Meet some of our fabulous sponsors. And help us celebrate the Corporate Scholars Class of 2017 – 12 exceptional law students who are interning this summer with legal departments with members in the ACC National Capital Region chapter. Thurs., June 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the offices of The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. Click here for full details and registration.

News Alert: PwC's Government Contractor Quarterly Review

This week's news alert - Government Contractor Quarterly Review from Platinum sponsor PwC - summarizes the following developments in areas of critical importance to government contractor compliance professionals:

  • Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
  • DOJ Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs
  • DoD Draft Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items
  • FAR Amended to Prohibit Reimbursement for Congressional Investigations and Inquiries
  • Thoughts on the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration
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.

Time to Get Moving for Lawyers Have Heart
Run/Walk on June 10

Lawyers Have Heart is the D.C. legal community's major event to support the American Heart Association and fight heart disease. To join the ACC NCR Team on Saturday, June 10, for the run/walk, please click here for our team page. Do not hesitate to reach out to Jamie Specter (jamie.specter@capitalone.com) if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

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. 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.

Website Links
Brown Bullet Chapter Home Page
Brown Bullet Legal Practice Forums and Interest Groups
Brown Bullet Chief Legal Officer Resources
Brown Bullet Web Seminar Archive
Brown Bullet Community Service & Pro Bono
Brown Bullet Career Development Resources
Brown Bullet 2017 Sponsors
Brown Bullet ACC Legal Resources
Upcoming Events

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.

Litigation Forum: Competitor Collaborations - What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know.  Thurs., June 1, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C. and by web seminar.

Cyber Ethics: Ethical Perils, Pitfalls, and Paths Forward for In-House Counsel Responding to a Cyber Breach.  Tues., June 6, 11:30 to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, and by web seminar. (Approved for 2.0 hours of VA MCLE Ethics credit.)

Career Development Forum: Strategically Advancing Your Career - Creating Your Individual Plan.  Wed., June 7, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., in Vienna, VA (live only).

Privacy and Data Security Forum: War Games Simulation Exercise - How To Prepare When Faced With A Data Breach. Thurs., June 8, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C. (live only).

Signature Luncheon: The General Counsel Forum - Career Insights. Tues., June 13, 12 noon to 2 p.m. in McLean, VA (live only).

Government Contractors Forum Boot Camp: Intellectual Property and Data Rights in Government Contracting. Wed., June 14, 8:00 to 11:45 a.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

Employment and Labor Forum: Immigration 101- Employment Based Visas, I-9 Compliance and Proposed Immigration Reform Under the Trump Administration. Thurs., June 15, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C. or by web seminar.

2017 Paralegal Institute. Tues., June 20, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Tysons, VA (live only).

Corporate Law Forum: Harnessing The Unicorn - Strategies for Managing Legal Issues at High-Growth Companies. Wed., June 21, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, and by web seminar.

Non-Profits and Associations Forum: UBIT, The Hand that Feeds You - An Interactive Workshop.  Tues., June 27, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, DC (live only).

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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