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

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

* Please note: Outside Counsel and Law Firm Registrants are limited to no more than 2 per firm (exclusive of sponsorships).  Limited registrations available.


Monday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Featured Speakers

Tom Sager
Ballard Spahr LLP

Dorothy Capers
Executive Vice President
Group General Counsel
National Express LLC

Julian Ha
Practice Leader
Heidrick & Struggles

Selena Loh LaCroix
Practice Leader
Egon Zehnder

Wendy Webb Williams
Chief Legal Officer

Tae Phillips
Ogletree Deakins

Kate Boege
Executive Vice President
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Jason Brown
Vice President
General Counsel
GE Appliances

Rudy Figueroa
Vice President, General Counsel & Corp Secty
Mitsui Rail Capital

Ernest La Mont Greer
Greenberg Traurig

Linda Lu
Senior Vice President
Nationwide Insurance Company

Monica Johnson
General Counsel
Bonduelle Fresh Americas

Jim Fallon
Executive / Leadership Coach
Conscious Leadership Group

Paula T. Edgar, Esq.
Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC

Melba Hughes
Major, Lindsey & Africa

David Love
Spencer Stuart

Amy Yeung
Deputy General Counsel

Jaimme  Collins
Adams and Reese

Jan Anne Dubin
CEO and Founder
Jan Anne Dubin Consulting

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. 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 Ritz - Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL for what promises to be 2 1/2 days of pure value!

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

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Monday, April 15

10:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.     Registration

10:00 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.    Optional 1-on-1 coaching sessions with executive coaches and recruiters

2:00 p.m.    Leadership Roundtable Discussions: Small roundtable discussions led by general counsel, leading headhunters and executive coaches

4:00 p.m.    8-Minute Mentoring: This fun and innovative session connects experienced lawyers and allied professionals with conference attendees, to discuss important topics facing our profession in a small group environment, for the purpose of sharing advice regarding individual leader development.  It is an excellent opportunity to network with legal industry leaders while receiving practical advice regarding your career.

5:00 p.m.    Welcoming Reception

Tuesday, April 16

7:45 a.m.    Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.    Effective Relationships Between GC's and Partners: How can GC's work with outside counsel as effective business partners

10:00 a.m.  Cultivating Relationships in the C-Suite and with the Board

11:15 a.m.   Hail to the Chief - Championing Diverse Talent for the CLO/GC's Role and the Real-Life Balancing Act it Creates: Efforts to diversitfy the chief legal officer's (or general counsel's) position have led to strategic efforts by three of the nation's largest diverse voluntary bar associations - the HNBA, NAPABA, and the NBA - to prepare and champion high-potential diverse talent.  Attendees will learn about these efforts and hear from current GC's as to why they think such initiatives are important in theory and practice.  Attendees will also hear real-life testimonials of how current GC's/CLO's make it all work in real-time as they balance the demands of helping to run national or multinational corporations, paying-it-forward by developing future legal department leaders and maneuvering the everyday demands of life.

12:45 p.m.   Networking Lunch

2:30 p.m.     Mindfulness Workshop: As professionals, the benefits of emotional intelligence are difficult to overstate.  Clearer communications, greater self-management, improved relationships, lower stress, stronger leadership and more.  So how does one reliably and efficiently develop greater capacity in this area?  In this interactive session we will connect the dots between practicing mindfulness and developing greater emotional intelligence, including how to integrate into everyday life.  You will not only leave with a road map for increasing emotional intelligence over time, you'll have tools to put into immediate use like mindful listening and dealing skillfully with triggers
**CLE Pending**

5:00 p.m.     Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 17

8:00 a.m.     Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.     Interactive Innovation Workshop: Few things will get you from "Good to Great" more quickly than an innovative mindset focused on strategy.  Good law departments understand that their mission is to assist the company in watching the bottom line while driving more value to the top line. Great law departments know and implement the business case for innovation and how it can drive value and minimize costs.  This interactive session places attendees in the driver's seat as we explore how people, process, technology, and stratgic legal insight are used to develop actionable innovative strategies -- today, as well as how to foster an innovation mindset among the in-house team

11:30 a.m.   Ask a GC Closing Lunch

Afternoon:  Optional Golf and Spa Activities

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