Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers: A Strategic Professional Development Retreat

The ACC Foundation will host the Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Retreat March 15 - 17, 2017 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA.  The Retreat will offer an unprecedented exchange between in-house counsel, outside counsel and business professionals while providing strategic professional development and coaching, delivered by a select group of diverse, high-level business professionals. The 2 1/2 day program will include small, advice driven, closed door discussions with leading legal and business professionals who will provide up close and personal feedback to help guide your career.  For additional information, including sponsorship and registration, Click Here.


Global Women in Law and Leadership Reception and Honors Dinner at the United Nations

Please join us for what promises to be an incredible evening on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City. The Global Women in Law & Leadership Reception and Honors dinner will bring together high-level professionals to delve into the many issues women face in the workplace and particularly in the corporate legal profession. Click here for more information

An On-Ramp to the C-Suite: A Joint Initiative Aims to Return Motivated Female Lawyers to Corporate Counsel Roles Nationwide

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel features a Q&A with ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson and Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder and CEO of Diversity Lab and OnRamp Fellowship, about "OnRamp In-House," a re-entry program for women lawyers returning to the workforce after an extended hiatus. To read the full article, visit www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

Mission Statement

The ACC Foundation – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – supports the efforts of the Association of Corporate Counsel, serving the needs of the in-house bar through the dissemination of research and surveys, leadership and professional development opportunities, and support of diversity and pro-bono initiatives.

The ACC Foundation partners with corporations, law firms, legal service providers and bar associations to assist in the furtherance of these goals.

Jennifer Chen, Foundation Director
+1.202.677.4772 or j.chen@acc.com


Board of Directors

  • Veta T. Richardson
  • Foundation President
  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Mike Savage
  • Vice President of Marketing Solutions
  • DirectMail.com

  • Kevin Buck
  • Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Patricia J. Trudeau
  • Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

  • Pamela Everhart
  • SVP, Government Relations
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gregory W. Fortsch
  • Senior Legal Counsel – Regulatory
  • NBTY, Inc.

  • Linda Lu
  • SVP, Chief Litigation Officer
    Litigation and Employment Counseling
    Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company