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In-house Counsel/Corporate Attendees Standard Rate: $1,295

Outside Counsel/Service Providers Standard Rate: $2,500

* Please note: Outside Counsel and Law Firm Registrants are limited to no more than 2 per firm.


Unique sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Firms and companies who wish to sponsor the Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Retreat, should contact Jennifer Chen at or 202-677-4772.

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Wednesday, March 15 - Friday, March 17, 2017

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Omni La Costa Resort and Spa 
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW, take advantage of the special reduced rate of $249/night for Retreat guests by booking below no later than February 28!

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Jennifer Chen
ACC Foundation

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Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers

  A Strategic Professional Development Retreat


The ACC Foundation's Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Retreat offers an unprecedented exchange between in-house counsel, outside counsel and business professionals.  The event will focus on strategic professional development and coaching, delivered by a select group of diverse, high-level business professionals, in a casual, intimate setting.

Capitalize on the following offerings:

  • Expand your contacts and gain access to high-level professionals
  • Learn strategic decision making from our accomplished consortium of speakers and attendees
  • Cultivate a robust professional network by integrating your business, personal and strategic relationships
  • Learn how mindfulness and personal well-being translate to success
  • Gain expert advice on building and managing your career
  • Develop a "legacy building" leadership style that is authentic and successful

Unique opportunity

Our goal is to give you tools to hone in on your soft skills.  We will host small, advice driven, closed door discussions with leading legal and business professionals.  These sessions will provide up close and personal feedback from seasoned executives who can help guide your career.  This is a unique opportunity to step back and evaluate your organization's current circumstance and to make positive impactful change.  Step out of the conference room and onto the golf course or spa with fresh perspectives, meaningful insights and new relationships.  Strategic recreational activities and wellness opportunities will give you a chance to connect and implement your new skill set.  This exclusive retreat promises to be a valuable and impactful experience.

Join us at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California for what promises to be 2 1/2 days of pure value!



Wednesday, March 15
12:00 – 6:00 pm          Registration
2:00 – 3:30 pm            Leadership Roundtables Led by General Counsel and Leading Headhunters
4:00 - 5:00 pm             How to Successfully Network for Professional Growth and Leadership
5:00 – 7:00 pm            Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 16
8:00 – 9:00 am            Working Relationships: How the CEO and General Counsel Interact (Breakfast)
9:30 – 10:30 am          Metrics That Matter: How to Measure KPI's for Leadership and Professional Growth
11:00 – 12:00 pm        Next Level Leadership: Expanding Opportunities Beyond the Law Department / Firm
12:30 - 2:00 pm           Leaders Lunch on the Plaza
2:00 – 4:30 pm            Interactive Workshop - Rewire Your Brain to Evolve Your Life & Leadership
Designed with lawyers in mind, Karin Sokel, a NeuroChange Solutions Consultant, will deliver a groundbreaking program, challenging our attendees to begin "Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself".  We will discover how the mind works and how to harness the incredible power of the brain to make significant changes in your career.  
5:00 - 7:00 pm     Networking Reception

Friday, March 17
7:00 – 9:00 am            Connecting & Reflecting Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:30 pm    Strategic Recreational Activities (optional):

- Golf Tournament, or
 - Wellness Experience

9:30 - 10:30 am          Mini-Mindfulness Review

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Group Coaching Session - Personal Brand Building, Strategy & Enhancing Executive

12:30 – 2:00 pm          Closing Lunch

2:30 5:30 pm           Experiential Networking Activities (optional):

 - Wellness Experience
 - Mini-Mindfulness Review 
*The afternoon spa and wellness events are being offered for golfers who missted the morning sessions. 

Featured Speakers

Augusto Aragone
General Counsel
Ingram Micro Inc. 

Cornell Boggs
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Toys "R" Us, Inc. 

Dawn Collins
Ogletree Deakins 

Leonard A. Comma
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Jack in the Box Inc.

Cynthia Dow
Executive Search & Assessment Consultant
Russell Reynolds Associates 

Paula Edgar

Kimberly Fullerton
Spencer Stuart 

Lee Hanson
Partner & Vice Chair
Heidrick & Struggles 

Chad Ho
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Genvieve Kelly
former General Counsel
Dole Food Company 

Linda Lu
Senior Vice President, Chief Litigation Officer
Litigation and Employment Counseling
Office of the Chief Legal and Governanace Officer
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 

Phillip H. Rudolph
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Risk Officer & Corporate Secretary
Jack in the Box Inc.

Karin Sokel
Certified NCS Consultant / Coach
NeuroChange Solutions 

Terry Theologides
General Counsel

Alan Tse
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chad Walker
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Morton Salt, Inc. 

Paul Williams
Major, Lindsey & Africa 

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