2017 ACC Annual Meeting - CLO Club Schedule
15 -18 October 2017 * * * Washington, DC

Open exclusively to the highest ranking corporate legal officer, the CLO Club roundtables, based on law department size, comprise a series of candid and interactive discussions on today's most challenging issues facing legal department executives.

Join your fellow CLOs in Washington, DC for a unique peer-to-peer benchmarking and networking event. Day-pass registrants must be eligible for ACC Membership; one-year of ACC membership is not included.


Large Law Departments (9+ Attorneys)

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM - Talent Management and Succession Planning
Co-Moderators: Lily Yan Hughes, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Public Storage; and Maria Sanz Perez, Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Government Affairs and the GC
Moderator: Craig B. Glidden, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Legal and Public Policy, General Motors Company

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Aligning Legal's Strategy With Your Corporate Strategy
Moderator: Brian P. Brooks, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM - CLO Club Reception (for all CLOs - by private invitation)

Small/Medium Law Departments (1-8 Attorneys)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Cybersecurity and Your Board of Directors
Speakers: Burt M. FealingExecutive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Southwire Company; James Goepel, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Technology Officer, ClearArmor Corporation; Nancy J. Laben, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Booz Allen Hamilton; and Karen Narwold, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Albemarle Corporation

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Using Legal Technology Tools to Increase Productivity - Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer
Speakers: Michele Alwin, Manager, Effacts Sales & Operations, Wolters Kluwer (Effacts); Thomas Chow, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, Exponential Interactive, Inc.; and Tina Ayotte Welu, Corporate Counsel Practice Lead, Wolters Kluwer (Legal & Regulatory)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Social Media Risks and Practical Tips
Speakers: Sherie L. Edwards, Vice President, Corporate and Legal, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company and two other speakers TBA

Note: Space is limited and participation is pending eligibility and approval. Register here for the Annual Meeting and indicate your interest in exclusive, CLO-only programs. Contact CLO Services at for more information. ACC will apply for CLE/CPD credit for CLO Club sessions; however, credit awards are based on approval by individual jurisdictions, and thus cannot be guaranteed.

For questions, please contact Pamela Entsminger, CLO Services Specialist, at or +1 202-677-4764.


Dr. Friederike Rotsch of Merck KGaA on Creating a Single Legal Team

CLO Perspectives

When Dr. Friederike Rotsch assumed her current role as Group General Counsel of Merck KGaA in 2014, she commenced a major initiative to create a single legal team, free from silos. Under the tagline “One Team, One Mission, One Voice,” Rotsch developed the team to work as one team that has a common mission and speaks with one voice.

Developing Women Leaders - Challenges and Strategies

CLO Resources

Source: ACC CLO Club Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders

ELI Fellow Emily Jelich on Intense Experiential Learning at ACC Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

Emily Jelich, a 2014 graduate of ACC's Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), describes an environment of collegial information sharing and incredible access. Then at the Royal Bank of Canada, Jelich was nominated to attend ELI by her boss, then General Counsel David Allgood. "I had always been very impressed with ACC programs, so I was delighted to be nominated," she says.

Now Vice President, Compliance, Global TD Securities in Toronto, Jelich says that the information she gathered and the lessons she learned at ELI have stayed with her. Read more about Jelich's ELI experience HERE.

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