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May 25, 2018
Congratulations NCR 2018 ACC Value Champions
AARP, Danaher, and DXC Technology

ACC Global recently announced the 2018 ACC Value Champions, including local departments and in-house counsel:

  • General Counsel Bill Deckelman and DXC Technology (Tysons, Va.) and UnitedLex for their industry-first partnership leveraging technology, process innovation, and managed services to reduce operating costs and streamline contracting, which has resulted in increase new business.

The ACC Value Champions program (part of the ACC Value Challenge), identifies, celebrates and publicizes successful law department value initiatives and collaborations between clients and their legal service providers. The Champions utilize value-focused management practices to cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes.

General Counsel Roundtable: Leading and Thriving in Today’s Transformational Environment
Signature Luncheon on Thurs., June 7

Prominent local GCs will discuss how to lead and thrive in these transformative times, as well as how to work with your business colleagues so that they will see you as not just legal - but someone who “means business.”


  • Tamara Jack, Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, LMI

  • Nicolas Jafarieh, Senior VP and General Counsel, Sallie Mae

  • Larry Samuelson, Senior VP, General Counsel, and Secretary, Cvent Inc.

  • W. Ming Shao, Senior Executive VP and General Counsel, MicroStrategy Inc.

  • Savalle Sims, Executive VP and General Counsel, Discovery, Inc.

Moderated by Greg Watchman, Managing Associate General Counsel - Employment Law & Employee Relations, Freddie Mac, and VP - Programming of ACC NCR.

For full details and registration, please visit https://www.acc.com/chapters/ncr/index.cfm?eventID=22232

Critical Updates for Government Contractors
News Alert from PwC

In this week's news alert, Platinum sponsor PwC shares its Government Contracts Practice quarterly report with critical regulatory updates on the following:

  • DoD Issues Final Rule Regarding the Procurement of Commercial Items
  • Section 809 Panel Report Includes Recommendations on Contract Compliance and Audit
  • New GSA Rule Allows Contractors to Provide Off Schedule Materials and Services through GSA Contracts
  • Class Deviation – Enhanced Post-Award eBriefing Rights

Spring Into Summer Social
Network and Celebrate the 2018 Corporate Scholars on Tues., June 12

Join us for one of ACC NCR’s biggest social events of the year at ACC Global's new offices, conveniently located above Metro Center.  This is a great opportunity to invite non-member in-house colleagues and friends to introduce them to ACC and the chapter.

For full details and registration, please visit https://www.acc.com/chapters/ncr/index.cfm?eventID=22233



  • Event on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, near the Woodley Park Metro station.
  • Open to everyone, including families!  Supplies will be provided.
  • ACC NCR is collaborating with the Women's Bar Association of D.C. for this activity.
  • Click here for the flier -- for full details and to register.
  • Contact ACC NCR member Adriana Luedke with questions: adriana.s.luedke@lmco.com.  

LAWYERS HAVE HEART 5K and 10K - Join the ACC NCR Team - June 9


  • Wednesday, June 6 - LEDC - WeWork Wonderbread Factory, 641 S. St NW, Washington, DC (5 pm - 7:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, July 11 - Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs, Small Business Resource Center 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor (5 pm - 7:30 pm)
  • To volunteer, complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZ7RZVP.  You may choose more than one clinic date and will be notified if the spot you've requested is available.


  • Use your legal skills to assist nonprofit organizations who need help developing basic governance policies, including whistleblower, record retention, and conflict of interest policies.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington D.C.  
  • Training, support, and sample policies will be provided, followed by meetings with nonprofit clients. No expectation of ongoing assistance. 
  • 50 volunteers needed! 
  • To register as a volunteer, please complete the following registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/RkkPC6jStecA7vYG2
  • Please contact Jason Qu at jqu@dcbar.org if you have any questions about this event.
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Upcoming Events
Government Contractors Forum: Two-Session Boot Camp on the GC's Role in Bid Proposals and Protests. June 5, 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., in McLean, VA or by web seminar.
Litigation and Global Issues Forums: International Internal Investigations - Unique Considerations from In-House and Outside Counsel. June 6, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Washington, DC or by web seminar.
Signature Luncheon: General Counsel Roundtable - Leading and Thriving in Today’s Transformational Environment. June 7, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).
Career Development Forum: Strategically Advancing Your Career - Creating Your Individual Plan. June 12, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in McLean, VA (live only).
Employment & Labor Forum: Top 10 Employment Law Headaches for Legal Counsel and How to Avoid Them. June 13, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in McLean, VA or by web seminar.
Non-Profits and Associations Forum: Key Issues in Federal Grant Law for In-House Lawyers. June 14, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Washington, DC, or by web seminar.
In Richmond: How Blockchain Technology is Revolutionizing Business and the Law. June 26, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Richmond, VA (live only).
Technology & IP and Global Issues Forums: FCPA Compliance - Leading Practices, Tools and Techniques. June 27, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in McLean, VA or by web seminar.
Ethics CLE: In-House Counsel and Outside Help - Ethical Issues in Dealing with Advisors, Agents, Affiliates, and Associated Third Parties. June 28, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 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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