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December 1, 2017
Thinking Outside the Box
In-House Innovators Luncheon on Dec. 6

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At our signature luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 6, these winners of ACC NCR's 2017 In-House Innovator Awards, will explain how they came to their new and creative approaches to in-house practice. Join us for this luncheon to get some great ideas that you can either adopt - or adapt. Please click here for full details and registration.

Ransomware: A Nightmare Before Christmas?

During the first half of 2017, 42% of all ransomware infections hit organizations. Because of the threat posed by the possibility of a ransomware attack on our organizations, in-house counsel, CEOs, CISOs, and anyone else who is responsible for the organization's data security should attend this CLE to get essential insights into the current state of the threat landscape, preventive steps you can take now, and practical guidance on how you may want to react if (heaven forbid) your organization is attacked. This signature luncheon will take place on Mon., Dec. 11,12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only). Click here for full details and registration.

News Alert: GDPR Breach Notification Checklist

For those who will be subject to the GDPR, this week's news alert provides a quick guide to "if and when you must provide notice, who you must notify, and what your notice should include." Click here to access the GDPR Breach Notification Checklist from Diamond Sponsor, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.

Legal Brief: Real Estate - LOIs and Lease Consideration When Preparing for a Buildout
Tues., Dec. 19 - 9:30 a.m.

Letters of intent (LOI) for leasing space may not be binding contractual documents, but they can set the stage for smooth lease negotiations. During this 15-minute "Legal Brief" conference call, you will learn about the major issues that should be addressed at the LOI stage of lease negotiation from Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Julia Kreyskop. Topics will include timing, risks of late delivery and buildout and costs. Click here for full details and sign-up.

Be Fashionably Professional

    First impressions (and second ones) count.  Do you know how to dress for the office to be both appropriate and stylish in the workplace? At our Women's Initiative event on Thursday, December 14, "Styleauteur" Lauren Rothman will address the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that will help you achieve the right professional look. She'll also identify the ultimate wardrobe essentials, and reveal shopping strategies and destinations for the everyday person. Isn't it lucky that this event is just in time for your holiday wish list? An informal reception will precede and follow Lauren's talk, providing plenty of time for networking with your fellow ACC NCR members and representatives of our 2017 sponsors. Click here for full details and registration.

    Plan Ahead For The Leadership Academy Class of 2019

    After a whirlwind kick-off, the Leadership Academy Class of 2018 has completed its fall sessions.

    In November, Alexander Caillet, CEO, Corentus Inc., together with Eric Margolin of Carmax and Jim McMillan of The Pew Charitable Trusts, led the Academy Fellows through a session on the dynamics of high-performing teams. Learn more about Alexander Caillet, the November session, and planning and pricing for Year 2 in the Leadership Academy News.

    We are actively planning for the Class of 2019, and hope you will too!  Visit the Leadership Academy website to read more about the Academy’s exceptional faculty, dynamic and distinguished Board of Advisors, and outstanding curriculum specifically tailored for in-house counsel leaders.

    Mark your calendar: the Application Form for Year 2 will be posted on February 1. Applications for Year 2 will be accepted starting on March 1, with rolling admissions beginning in March.

    The path to career advancement is paved with a commitment to personal growth. Good in-house lawyers are effective advisors. Great in-house lawyers learn how to lead.  

      --  Robert Falk, General Consel, Truth Initiative, and ACC NCR Leadership Academy Board of Advisors

    PRO BONO / COMMUNITY SERVICE CORNER 

    COMING UP:

    **LSNV UNCONTESTED DIVORCE LEGAL CLINIC in McLean, VA on Wednesday, December 6.  ACC National Capital Region will partner with Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and the legal department of Freddie Mac to provide pro bono services to persons who need assistance seeking uncontested divorces.  The clinic will be preceded by training. Attorneys who are not Virginia-licensed and paraprofessionals are welcome to participate. They will be paired with Virginia-licensed attorneys for client meetings. Spanish speaking volunteers/translators are needed. Training is eligible for 1.0 hours of VA MCLE credit. Full details and sign up at http://www.cvent.com/d/ctqqsd.

    **NONPROFIT RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE RECOVERY CLINIC in Washington, DC on Friday, December 8, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, 607 14th Street, NW, Suite 900.  The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is seeking up to 40 volunteers with an understanding of insurance and risk management to help nonprofits in DC have a better understanding of the ins and outs of insurance -- what they have and what they may need, and how to read their policies to know claims procedures, etc.
    Volunteer orientation will begin at 9 a.m. with an overview of common risk management issues faced by nonprofit organizations, including charitable immunity and volunteer waivers. At the same time, the nonprofit organizations will receive a short overview of insurance basics as it applies to them.  After the training, the volunteers will meet with the nonprofits and conduct a basic review of the nonprofits' insurance policies.  Please contact Regina Hopkins at rhopkins@dcbar.org for further details or if you are interested in participating.

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    Upcoming Events

    Litigation Forum: Avoiding False Claims Act Litigation (and What to Do If You Can’t). Tues., Dec. 5, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, or by web seminar.

    Signature Luncheon: In-House Innovation - Learning From One Another.  Wed., Dec. 6, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

    Non-Profits & Associations Forum: Not-for-Profit but Rich in Data: The Unique Privacy Needs of Nonprofits. Thurs., Dec. 7, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., or by web seminar.

    Signature Luncheon: The Looming Threat of Ransomware (rescheduled from October). Mon., Dec. 11, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

    Employment and Labor Forum: Sexual Harassment In The Workplace -- Taking a New Look at Your Old Approaches in Light of Recent Headlines. Wed., Dec. 13, in Washington, D.C., or by web seminar.

    The Secrets To Being Stylishly Professional -- A Women’s Initiative Event. Thurs., Dec. 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).

    REPEAT PERFORMANCE BY WEBCAST ONLY: Is Your Employee Handbook Your Ally or Your Albatross?  Mon., Dec. 18, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

    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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