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WELCOME TO THE ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL NEW JERSEY

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WELCOME TO THE GARDEN STATE ~ A NOTE FROM OUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT


Dear Members, Sponsors and Colleagues,

As I enter my second year as President of the ACCNJ, I notice that our Chapter, and the ACC at large, has never been more relevant and important for those of us practicing in house in New Jersey and across the nation and world.  I've come to think of the ACC network as one very large, multi-national, best in class in house legal team.  A team that provides abundant opportunities to learn, teach, mentor, and share top quality legal advice.A team that enables us to advocate, brainstorm, give back to our communities, meet, network and socialize with friends and colleagues all over the country and world. (Yes - - ACC has chapters in 85 countries outside of the U.S!)

The changes around us—whether social, political, technological, scientific, economic or otherwise—require that we help our clients navigate through new and increasingly complex legal landscapes, which profoundly impact the companies for which we work, our communities, and the legal profession at large.In many instances, we are responsible to help shape those new legal landscapes.  Our terrific ACC community of professionals, including all our sponsors, is a network on which I have become increasingly reliant when facing these new challenges and opportunities.

I'm proud of our Chapter's successes over the last year, particularly in providing more opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors, introducing innovative programming formats and topics, and providing professional development and outreach opportunities.  In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives, as well as adding programming designed for the different stages of your career, virtual programming, and events held in collaboration with other chapters in the tri-state area and beyond.

Thank you members for your continued participation and enthusiasm in our professional community, and sponsors for your incredible support and advice.Finally, I'd like to give a special shout-out of appreciation to our Chapter Board of Directors and to Leslie Wolfson, our Executive Director, for their tireless work on behalf of the ACCNJ, and to the ACC organization for all the resources, guidance and support they provide each and every day.Thank you all!

Wishing you a good and successful 2019, and looking forward to seeing you soon.

Joëlle E. Quilla

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ACC New Jersey is the 2016 winner of the National ACC Diversity Achievement Award   

We proudly serve the legal counsel in Northern and Central New Jersey. We have over 1,300 members and are the conduit of all of the resources ACC National has to offer. We invite you to join us at our various events and our educational CLE programs both as members and as sponsors. For more information on chapter activities, or to learn how to get more involved please contact our Executive Director, Leslie Wolfson at leslie.wolfson@accglobal.com 

Get Involved 

The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel welcomes chapter members to get more involved with our Chapter. By joining a committee, you will have a unique and exciting opportunity to work with one of the largest and most active ACC chapters. For more information about applying to join our Board, please email chapter President of ACC New Jersey, Joelle Quilla at joelle.quilla@cognizant.com, or our Executive Director Leslie Wolfson at leslie.wolfson@accglobal.com.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our metal sponsors who help to make all of our  events possible: Jackson Lewis, Fisher & Phillips, Lowenstein Sandler, BDO, Broadridge, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete, DLA Piper,  Eversheds Sutherland, Grant Thornton, K&L Gates, McCarter & English, Morgan Lewis, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Employment Lawyers, Spiro Harrison, Thompson Hine, , Wilentz, and Wyatt Partners. Special thanks as well to Consilio, CSC and Legility.

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