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September 7, 2018
Ethics! Ethics! Ethics!
Oct. 2 in McLean, VA and Oct. 30 in Richmond, VA

SIGNATURE LUNCH: A Day in the Life of Taylor Truth – The Ethical Questions We Face in the Corporate World

Oct. 2, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, LIVE ONLY at VALO Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA.

Presented by Jeniffer Roberts, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP; Katherine Veeder, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP; Melanie Condron, Senior Counsel – Compliance & Ethics, Accenture Federal Services; and another in-house panelist.

At any given time, in-house counsel are faced with a variety of ethical quandaries that raise questions regarding who is the client, when is a communication privileged, what is business advice vs. legal advice (and why does it matter), and how best to protect the company.  Add to that the most recent issues associated with social media, the “me too” movement, and the globalization of companies, the ethical questions and challenges being faced by in-house counsel can be endless and overwhelming.

This program examines such ethical pressures in the context of a variety of “a day in the life” scenarios faced by Taylor Truth, a deputy general counsel with unmatched ambition at a thriving global company growing in size and scrutiny. We will discuss these scenarios through the lens of the prevailing Rules of Professional Conduct while respecting other unique considerations associated with being in-house counsel. 

Participants will discuss and debate challenging hypothetical scenarios and will receive tips, tricks and best practices in an interactive, entertaining and fast-moving two-hour course.

Members: $30 ($10 Members in Transition); Non-members: $60; Sponsors may use signature “tickets".

For more information and to register, go to http://www.cvent.com/d/nbq71l.

GREATER VIRGINIA: Superhero Ethics: The Ethics of Industry and Issue Lawyering

Oct. 30, 3:15 - 5:30 PM; 5:30-7:00 PM Networking reception (Richmond Only), LIVE at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Riverfront Plaza, East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA and via videoconference at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, 500 East Main Street, Suite 1000, Norfolk, VA.

Presented by Kelly Faglioni, Partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and in-house panelists.   

Just as superheros set aside their squabbling and differences to unite against a common enemy threatening to destroy Earth, so too lawyers and clients have learned the power and value of bringing together clients with a common interest.   Competitors, customers, and a myriad of other stakeholders often combine either in industry- or issue-specific coalitions, groups, consortiums, and associations, and they often do so without incorporating or otherwise forming a separately recognized legal entity.  

Lawyers representing these unincorporated associations or the companies who join them must navigate a variety of twists and challenges that implicate duties under applicable professional rules.  
Using superheroes as our inspiration, this 2-hour CLE will take on:  

  • Who’s in charge and how to ensure that the lawyers can represent these unincorporated associations through “duly authorized constituents” consistent with Rule 1.13.
  • What are the scope and terms of representation of the unincorporated association?  
  • Is all of the work for the unincorporated association legal work, and if not, what are the implications?  
  • How to manage confidentiality and privilege issues in the course of the representation consistent with the professional rules.
  • How to anticipate conflicts when representing on an industry- or issue-specific basis?  
  • What are the considerations under the professional rules related to how the unincorporated association pays for legal services? 

In-house counsel only; no fee to attend.

For complete information and to register, go to http://www.cvent.com/d/1bqjzd.

You're Invited to the 2018 ACC NCR Corporate Counsel Awards Reception
October 25, 6 - 10 pm, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

ACC National Capital Region is excited to present the 2018 Corporate Counsel Awards - the top honor in this region for the in-house community.  This is the 13th year of these prestigious awards.

Hundreds of ACC NCR members, sponsors, and guests will gather to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding chief legal officers, in-house counsel, and law departments.  We will also honor In-House Innovators (departments that have tried something new in the management of their work, their people, their use of external resources, or such) and present Ilene G. Reid with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her 20 years of service and leadership as Executive Director of the chapter. 

It's an evening of great networking, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones, and celebrating the contributions that in-house counsel make to our organizations and the community.

Members and their In-House Guests:  View Event Summary, Links to the Awards Nominations Forms,
Schedule for the Evening, and FAQs

Sponsors:  View Event Summary, Links to the Nominations Forms, and Schedule for the Evening, and FAQs

News Alert from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

In this week's news alert, Leadership Academy Champion Morgan Lewis shares the latest installment of The eData Guide to GDPR, which explores the regulation’s extraterritorial scope.   

This installment is one in a series of supplements to the Morgan Lewis eData Deskbook - a convenient resource for companies navigating GDPR compliance.


ACC NCR, ACC Global, and the ACC Foundation are partnering with StreetLaw, Inc. to conduct a Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program to expose young people from diverse communities to everyday law and legal careers and to encourage them to consider pursuing a legal career. Volunteers team to deliver lessons about the law, engage the students in interactive simulations, and serve as role models and advisors. 

We hope you will join us in this rewarding venture that involves interacting with students from the community, while collaborating with in-house counsel from across the region!

Volunteers will be engaging students at Potomac High School’s Law Academy in Oxen Hill, Maryland (south of the District, across the Potomac River from Arlington and Alexandria).  

Total time commitment will be 8 - 20 hours over the school year:

  • 1/2 day training session by the StreetLaw staff for volunteers at ACC Global’s offices on Oct. 5
  • one or more in-classroom sessions with students
  • conference for students and volunteers to wrap up the program at ACC Global’s offices
  • dates for the classroom sessions and the conference to be determined at the training session on Oct. 5


  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm*
  • Breakfast provided
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Be prepared to discuss scheduling
  • Location: ACC Global, 1001 G Street NW, Suite 300W, Washington, DC 20001

*An optional micro-networking lunch will follow the training

For more information or to register, please email ACC NCR Executive Director Shannon Graving at shannon.graving-ncr@accglobal.com.

ICYMI: New Additions to the ACC NCR Staff

The ACC NCR staff is expanding!   We are excited to announce the addition of three new staff members:

  • Director of Programming – Stephanie S. Minkoff
  • Director of Greater Virginia – Frost Burnett Telegadas
  • Assistant Director – Pamela “Pamm” V. McNeil

Stephanie started on September 4 and will work with ACC NCR’s volunteer leaders on the chapter’s extensive slate of educational and community programs in the District, Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland.  She brings 17 years of practice development experience gained at D.C. law firms, across practice groups and client industries.  As she transitions into her new position, Stephanie will be supported in-person at programs by Executive Director Shannon Graving or Senior Director Ilene Reid and will work remotely with Director of Legal Education Kasha Hunt, who recently moved to the West Coast (Kasha’s husband now works for the Sacramento Kings; thankfully there are phones and computers there too; go Wizards!).

On September 17, Frost will return to lead the chapter’s efforts in Greater Virginia, as well as select chapter-wide initiatives and programs. Frost has more than 30 years of combined experience in private practice, Virginia State Bar ethics, specialty Bar administration and continuing education event planning, including six years as ACC NCR’s Regional Coordinator (2006 - 2012).  She will be based in Richmond.

Finally, Pamm also joined the team on September 4 to support many of ACC NCR’s initiatives and apply her years of operations experience at law firms, legal departments, nonprofit organizations, and associations to the chapter.  In particular, Pamm will be working on expanded community-focused programs and social events. 

We hope you will join us in welcoming the newest staff members.  We look forward to working with them and all of you to continue providing outstanding services to members, sponsors, and our community.

Also, for those wondering what Ilene is up to – she and Shannon have been working side-by-side on the transition and Ilene has taken the lead supporting the Leadership Academy, which she will continue to do going forward.  We are thrilled to present her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 20 years of steadfast leadership as executive director at the Corporate Counsel Awards Reception on October 25 (information for members, in-house counsel, and their guests is at https://bit.ly/2KIdiMU; information for sponsors is at https://bit.ly/2nrdVRS).  We hope you will join us there!

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Upcoming Events

Technology and IP Forum: Current Trends and Best Practices in Trade Secret Protection and Litigation, Sep. 12, 12 – 2 pm, LIVE at VALO Park, McLean, Virginia, OR BY WEBCAST.

Corporate Law Forum: Successfully Managing Integration in M&A Transactions, Sep. 13, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, LIVE at Morrison & Foerster, McLean, VA OR BY WEBCAST.

Government Contractors Forum: Mandatory Disclosures for Federal Government Contractors: What, How, and When?, Sep. 25, 12 – 2 pm, LIVE at VALO Park, McLean, Virginia, OR BY WEBCAST.

Employment and Labor and Government Contractors Forums: Employment Issues in Government Contracting, Sep, 26. 6, 12 – 2 pm, LIVE at VALO Park, McLean, Virginia, OR BY WEBCAST.

Litigation Forum: Burdens and Benefits of Domestic Discovery in International Proceedings, Sep. 27, 12 – 2 pm, LIVE at Womble Bond Dickinson, Tysons, VA, OR BY WEBCAST.
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