April 2018 View Web Version | Text Only Version
 
FOCUS Quarterly Newsletter
President's Message
Stephanie Sciullo

Thank you for your continued membership in ACC and welcome to our new members!   

We know you have many choices for professional programming and traditional legal education.  But, with all of those choices, are you getting the practical education you need, tailored to your unique role as in-house counsel?  At ACC, we strive to meet that need for you.
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Featured Article
Lessons in Ethics and Compliance: March Madness or March to Readiness
Laurel Brandstetter, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
The federal indictments and subsequent release of investigative materials relating to corruption in college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs and conducting internal investigations at the first sign of trouble. Waiting for trouble is madness, but making ready is exercising sound business sense. Read more
ACC Western Pennsylvania Chapter News
Ethics CLE/New Member Event - Free to All In-House Counsel
Mark your calendars for a one hour ethics CLE and new member event on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  The topic is "Ethical Quandaries in Discovery" and is sponsored by Reed Smith LLP.   This is complimentary for all in-house counsel.  Please encourage your non-member colleagues to attend. Read more
Save The Date! May 9, 2018 Social Event at the Arcade Comedy Theater
Please join us for our first social event at the Arcade Comedy Theater on May 9, 2018.  Special thanks to Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis for sponsoring this event! Read more
Follow ACC Western PA on social media!
Follow ACC Western Pennsylvania on social media! Read more
Upcoming Chapter Events
Please join your fellow members at one (or more!) of our upcoming events.  The Chapter will host seven cle programs in the second quarter of 2018.   Please visit the chapter's website to register for these programs. Read more
CLE & Roundtable Recap

The Chapter provided eight cle programs since the publication of our last Focus Quarterly Newsletter. Read more

Key Takeaways from recent CLE programs

 See what you missed at our CLE programs this past quarter! Read more

Save on CLE - Get Your CLE Pass Today!
ACC Western Pennsylvania is offering chapter members an option to save on your CLE programs!  Read more
People
Member Spotlight - Vinita Sinha
ACC Western Pennsylvania Member Spotlights features a member in a creative question-and answer format.  Our Chapter has more than 500 members, and Member Spotlights are designed to help you get to know your fellow Chapter members better and enhance networking opportunities.  If you are interested in being the subject of a spotlight or know someone who would make a good subject, please contact Barbara Dudek at westernpa@accglobal.com.
 
We are so pleased to introduce you to Vinita Sinha!
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People on the Move
See who's on the move! Read more
Welcome New Members!

The Chapter welcomes 30 new members from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Arconic Inc., CMI Energy, Confluence Technologies,Inc,.  Duquesne Light Company, Eramet North America, ERIKS North America, Inc., Grane Healthcare,  Guardian Protection Services, Inc., LANXESS Corporation, Mylan Inc., Pennsylvania General Electric Company and Philips Electronics Ltd. Read more

ACC National News and Educational Opportunities
Building a Better Team: Chief Legal Officers as Talent Management Leaders
Ramsey Robert Saleeby, ACC Assistant General Counsel & Senior Manager of Program Development
The role of the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) is ever expanding with increased responsibility for both legal and business functions. However, as CLOs secure and maintain their seats at the executive and board tables, it is imperative that they continue to assess and develop the talent of their legal departments. Talent management and
development remains high on the priority list for legal departments of all sizes because it plays an integral role in the efficiency and longevity of the department.
 
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Are You Conducting Diligence on EVERY VENDOR and Third-party that has Access to Your Systems or Data?
Your vendors are now prime targets for data breaches and small vendors can provide easy access for hackers.  Read more
ACC Alliance Partner - Copyright Clearance Center

Wondering how to take your organization’s compliance practices beyond a copyright policy?  Read more

Drive Success with Business Education for In-house Counsel

To become a trusted advisor for business executives, it’s imperative for in-house counsel to understand the business operations of your company. Read more

Go Beyond: Becoming an Indispensable Business Advisor - Attend ACC Mid Year Meeting
The 2018 ACC Mid-Year Meeting (April 22-24, Denver CO) is designed to arm experienced in-house counsel with the knowledge and insights required to be better business strategists for their organizations. Read more
2018 ACC Legal Operations Conference
The 4th annual ACC Legal Operations conference will be held on June 11-13, 2018 in Chicago, IL.  The conference offers members a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and advancements in a peer-rich environment, while also collaborating to address shared issues and opportunities. Read more
New to In-house? Are you prepared? Come to Corporate Counsel University
The ACC Corporate Counsel University® (June 20–22, Philadelphia, PA) combines practical fundamentals with career building opportunities, which will help you excel in your in-house role. Read more
2018 ACC Annual Meeting: Exclusively for In-House Counsel

The 2018 ACC Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel, is scheduled for October 21-24 in Austin, TX. Read more

Is Your ACC Member Profile Up-To-Date?

You may edit/update your contact or personal information, etc. by logging into www.acc.com and selecting “My ACC.” Then click on “My Contact or My Personal Info.” Scroll to the bottom of your profile and click on “Edit My Info.” It’s that easy! Read more

Board Members and Contacts
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President's Message
Featured Article
Lessons in Ethics and Compliance: March Madness or March to Readiness
ACC Western Pennsylvania Chapter News
Ethics CLE/New Member Event - Free to All In-House Counsel
Save The Date! May 9, 2018 Social Event at the Arcade Comedy Theater
Follow ACC Western PA on social media!
Upcoming Chapter Events
CLE & Roundtable Recap
Key Takeaways from recent CLE programs
Save on CLE - Get Your CLE Pass Today!
People
Member Spotlight - Vinita Sinha
People on the Move
Welcome New Members!
ACC National News and Educational Opportunities
Building a Better Team: Chief Legal Officers as Talent Management Leaders
Are You Conducting Diligence on EVERY VENDOR and Third-party that has Access to Your Systems or Data?
ACC Alliance Partner - Copyright Clearance Center
Drive Success with Business Education for In-house Counsel
Go Beyond: Becoming an Indispensable Business Advisor - Attend ACC Mid Year Meeting
2018 ACC Legal Operations Conference
New to In-house? Are you prepared? Come to Corporate Counsel University
2018 ACC Annual Meeting: Exclusively for In-House Counsel
Is Your ACC Member Profile Up-To-Date?
Board Members and Contacts
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