Letter From The President Of The Greater New York Chapter Of The Association Of Corporate Counsel

2013-08-22 08:50

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

As we head into fall, the Chapter has an exciting line-up of events to serve our members’ varied interests. This fall, the focus is on Corporate Governance, one of the hottest legal topics in 2013. Additionally, following a riveting presentation last year, we take another look at the legal issues surrounding Watergate with John Dean speaking to the Chapter on his new program, Watergate II.

The following is a list of some of our upcoming events:

Our annual Corporate Governance Seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 10, at the Westin Times Square.  The Chapter will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the seminar. The program, sponsored by Baker & McKenzie and Navigant, will look at hot topics and recent developments in corporate compliance, including insider training, cybersecurity, foreign bribery, competition, and data privacy. The keynote speaker will be Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., district attorney of New York County. Breakout sessions will look at Dodd-Frank at 3 Years Old, including whistleblower bounties, CEO pay ratio, conflict mineral disclosure, and what's left to be done; and how to structure an effective compliance program from the ground up.

On September 26, Dechert will be hosting “How Can In-House Counsel ‘Screw Up’ The Case –Managing Litigation, Business Folks and Outside Counsel.”

On October 14, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton will host the ACC-GNY Corporate & Securities Practice Group's cocktail reception and panel discussion regarding “Trends and Developments in Corporate Governance.” The featured panelists will be TIAA-CREF compliance counsel Stephen Brown and Cleary partners Janet Fisher and Glenn McGrory.

On October 23, the Chapter will hold its member-sponsor appreciation event. The second chapter of the Watergate series will be presented by John Dean, former counsel to the President, and James D. Robenalt, ethics expert and presidential historian. The event will be held at the elegant Museum of Jewish Heritage.    

For information about any of our events, visit the events listing on our website at www.accgny.com or contact our executive director, Bonnie Dean, at (347) 758-5336 or execdir@accgny.com.   We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.


David Brill