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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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The Northeast Chapter covers the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


The Northeast Chapter of ACC has 1,400+ members in 5 States.  The Chapter offers over 40 educational, professional development and networking events throughout the year.  These Programs & Events offer our members ample opportunity to meet, learn and engage with other in-house legal professionals and our respected Sponsors.


The Chapter is always in need of member volunteers.  For more information on how you can become involved in Chapter activities, please contact Executive Director, Julie Duffy, at

We just launched Season Two of the P&CM Committee's podcast series, "Around the In-House," and Episode 1 is now ready for your listening pleasure!   Co-hosts, Alex Aferiat and Ruchi Shah, talk with Board Member, Karen Valentine, about her legal career, building a legal department and her experience being involved in a recent IPO. 


Thank you to all the ACC Northeast members who have been amazing and faithful listeners to this podcast.  To listen to Episode 1 of Season Two, please follow this LINK.  If you missed any of the previous podcast  episodes you can find them all at Apple iTunes, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.


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New Being the GC! on September 28th

ACC Northeast Chapter President, Gemma Dreher, hosted her final virtual discussion on Tuesday, September 28th with Larry Weiss, SVP & Chief Legal Officer at Emulate.  Some of the topics that were explored included:

  • Understanding your own authentic Leadership Style;
  • Cultivating a Business Mindset;
  • Empowering your people;
  • Developing an inclusive culture;
  • Establishing a team approach, and how to best motivate the next generation of legal leader;
  • Professional development and thinking about career path.

Follow this link to view the video.

If you missed any of our earlier "Being the GC!" discussions, you can catch up by selecting from the list below.
  1. September 23, 2020 with Paul Nightingale, former ACC Northeast President

  2. November 6, 2020 with Danette Wineberg, General Counsel (ret.) The Timberland Company, current Adjunct Professor, University of New Hampshire School of Law

  3. January 27, 2021 with Rita Heims, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at IAPP

  4. March 25, 2021 with Kathleen Burke, Sr. VP & General Counsel, MKS Instruments

  5. June 15, 2021 with Jeff Levinson, Vice President and General Counsel, Netscout

Upcoming Events

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Oct 21
Zoom Webinar
Operating in India: Considerations for In-House Counsel
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Details & Registration
Oct 28
Zoom Webinar
Putting Social Media to Work for YOU
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Details & Registration
Nov 3
Zoom Webinar
VIRTUAL Legal Operations & Corporate Counsel Roundtable
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Details & Registration
Nov 3
Zoom Webinar
Negotiations Institute, Part III: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Details & Registration

Please continue to engage and connect with ACC Northeast on social media during this difficult time!


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