In-house Litigation & Next Gen Contracting

Gain deeper insight and a practical understanding of important aspects of corporate law. Expert speakers will dig deep into the substance of the litigation and contracting issues piled high on your desk and share practical insights about how to handle them, going beyond the background information you already have to equip you with the tools you need to resolve those issues with confidence.

View sessions tailored for in-house counsel.

Legal Operations

Consider Xchange the ACC Legal Operations Conference but more. As always, this conference is the venue for peer-based learning that enables you to advance your legal operations function with regard to strategic planning, optimizing sourcing and staffing, and employing effective change management techniques. Also returning for X19 is the pre-conference Legal Ops Boot Camp that will get newbies in shape, and ACC Legal Ops Interest Group meetings where you can connect with like-minded peers. New for this year, Xchange offers Legal Ops members the opportunity to connect with their seasoned in-house counsel counterparts through networking events and educational sessions.

View sessions tailored for legal operations professionals.

Leadership & Business Training

To move at the speed of business, in-house legal executives must first need to know the business. CLOs identify business management as the #1 non-legal skill desired for their lawyers, so Xchange has assembled a key leadership and business training curriculum on change management, leveraging the power of metrics, managerial accounting, prioritizing and implementing initiatives, interrupting unconscious bias, and more. The takeaways from X19 will set you apart both in your current role and all your future roles.


Event Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Get the Soft Skills You Need to be a Great Leader

In today's corporate environment, you need the tangible ability to effectively do your job, but also the soft skills to lead and advance within your organization. Our keynote speaker, Cara Hale Alter, founder & president of SpeechSkills and author of The Credibility Code, will teach you the skills you need to lead, and our additional leadership programming will help you hone them.

Speed Networking

Speed Networking (Filling Up Quickly!)

Sunday, April 28, 5 – 6:30 pm

Maximize your onsite experience by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, structured, and highly-effective Speed Networking event. Match categories include industry, practice area, and organization type. This event is open to registered in-house counsel and legal operations professionals only.

Want to sign up? While registering for the meeting, indicate your interest in Speed Networking on your registration form. If you have already registered for the meeting, you can go back and edit your registration form to indicate interest.

Small Law is in the House

All appropriate sessions will have a small law presence and a focus on helping those from small legal departments build their peer network, benchmark performance, and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face due to limited resources.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced law department executives from all industries including...

  • General counsel, deputy general counsel, chief counsel, and rising mid-career corporate counsel

  • Legal operations leaders: leaders of corporate legal department operations, including those who run outside counsel and/or vendor management, finance, project and technology management

Need to make the case for attending the Xchange? Access the justification toolkit here.

Spread the Word

Let your peers know that you are speaking at or attending the Xchange meeting. Tweet before and during the conference using #ACCX19 and/or #ACCLegalOps on Twitter.

A Special "Thank You" to Our 2019 Advisory Board

Sherie Edwards
Vice President, Corporate & Legal

Kristen Chittenden
Associate General Counsel
Hendry Marine Industries, Inc.

Gulam Zade
General Counsel

Brian Campbell
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel
DHI Group, Inc.

Sarah Maguire
Senior Counsel
BAE Systems

Stephanie Lambert
Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Staples, Inc.

Greg Wu
Managing Counsel
United Airways

Sam Ranganathan
Sr. Director, Legal Operations

Tania Daniels
Head of Global Legal Operations
The Walt Disney Company

Reese Arrowsmith
VP, Head of Operations
Campbell Soup Company

Elizabeth Jaworski
Senior Director, Global Head of Legal Operations
Astellas Pharma

Jennifer Lagunas
VP, Governance, Legal Operations and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Perry Sekus
VP, Legal Operations & Risk Management

Janine Dixon
Chief of Staff/Head of Legal Operations
Fannie Mae

Kelly Gradey
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Head of Litigation
Campbell Soup Company