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March 9, 2018
Announcement: New Executive Director of ACC NCR

A message from the ACC NCR Board of Directors:

We have very exciting news to share with you. The Search Committee, with the help of Ilene Reid and Garrison & Sisson, concluded a thorough search for our new Executive Director.  We are pleased and thrilled to let you know that Shannon Graving will join us as the new Executive Director of ACC NCR.

Shannon is currently Assistant Director for Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), a global partnership project of ACC and Pro Bono Institute (PBI).  Over the past seven years, she has worked with dozens of ACC chapters and thousands of in-house counsel from legal departments of all sizes, across industries and around the world, to help them start or expand their pro bono programs.  In this position, she has been responsible for consulting, events, publications, board relations, and more, and has collaborated with law firms, legal services organizations, bar associations, and the courts on pro bono and access to justice initiatives.  Prior to CPBO, Shannon worked in the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight, with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and management liability insurance.  In addition to her commercial work, Shannon led the firm’s pro bono efforts assisting Iraqi nationals endangered due to their affiliation with the U.S. government and has actively supported a number of community organizations, including the National Women’s History Museum.  She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Georgetown University Law Center.

We are very fortunate to add Shannon to our fantastic team and look forward to her leadership.  Shannon will start in her new role in early April. 

As you know, Ilene has generously offered to work with Shannon to ensure a smooth transition and will continue to work on various projects going forward.  We are so grateful for Ilene’s 20 years of steadfast leadership and her ongoing commitment to the chapter.  We are excited for the future of ACC NCR!

Leadership Academy Class of 2019:
Final week to submit your application!

Because of the strong response to the call for applications for the Leadership Academy Class of 2019, applications will close at midnight, Friday, March 16th. Be assured, there is still space in the class and time to submit your application.

This best-in-class leadership development program is designed specifically for in-house counsel. Learn from exceptional faculty and network with in-house colleagues and our distinguished Board of Advisors from across the region.

Log in today to start or complete your application. Applications are streamlined to allow for completion in a single sitting; only one recommendation is required. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis to create a well-balanced, high-caliber class. We expect to notify all applicants of decisions by mid to late March.

If you have any questions regarding the application or admission process, please contact Ilene Reid directly at Ilene.Reid-NCR@accglobal.com or by phone at 301-881-3018.

Do Good, Feel Good: Pro Bono & Community Service Activities

LAWYERS HAVE HEART 5K and 10KJoin the ACC National Capital Region Team for the Lawyers Have Heart 10k Race, 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Team captains, Alyssa Senzel at Blackboard, Heather French at Ares Management, Jamie Specter at Capital One, Kristin Grimes at Leidos, and Ilona Korzha and Susan Duarte at Sprint, and your other in-house colleagues are looking forward to a healthy start to the summer as we run or walk the course.  Bring your families and mingle with your friends in the ACC National Capital Region, all while supporting a great cause. To join the ACC National Capital Region Team or donate to support your in-house colleagues, click here for our team's page on the event website.

We also have created a Facebook page to help us prepare for the race.  We will have training plans and tips available from a virtual trainer and we will be organizing runs prior to the race through the page. To join the page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/accncrlhh/T-shirts specifically for our ACC NCR Team for this event can be ordered by clicking here.

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Upcoming Events

Non-Profits and Associations Forum: Good to Know – Basics and More of Publishing in the Non-Profit World. Mon., March 12, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Technology & IP Forum: Technology Agreements – Staying Ahead of the Curve with Checklists and Practice Pointers for Numerous Important Issues. Tues., March 13, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in McLean, VA, and by web seminar.

Corporate Law Forum: Navigating US Tax Reform - What You Need to Know. Tues., March 20, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Government Contractors and Litigation Forums: When the Government Comes Knocking - Tips and Strategies to Answering the Door and Proactively Managing Risk in the Era of Social Media and Rapid Information Exchange. Wed., March 21, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and by web seminar.

Global Issues Forum: Identifying and Mitigating Regulatory and Reputational Risk in Your Supply Chain. Thurs., March 22, 12 noon to 2 p.m., in Washington, D.C., and 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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