2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report

Cybersecurity touches every aspect of consumer and corporate culture today. Preventing, preparing for and responding to data breaches in real time is a chief concern for individuals, corporate leaders and government regulators. Download the 2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report, underwritten by Ballard Spahr LLP, and learn what more than 600 corporate counsel say about their cybersecurity experiences, role, and practices.  The full report includes common preventative tactics, lessons learned from those who have experienced a breach (including how the breach occurred and who was affected), and more.  Key findings include current cybersecurity practices, prevention, protection, and response from hundreds of companies across 33 countries.

2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report - Full Report

2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report - Key Findings

2019 Cybersecurity Summit

The ACC Foundation is hosting a one-day Cybersecurity Summit at the American University Washington College of Law on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  This Summit will further explore key topics of interest stemming from the upcoming release of the ACC Foundation State of Cybersecurity Report. Cybersecurity touches every aspect of consumer and corporate culture today, and vulnerabilities present grave financial, legal and reputations risks to the enterprise and individuals.  Preventing, preparing for, and responding to data breaches in real time are chief concerns for organizations.  This Summit is a unique way to engage and educate professionals concerning this timely topic and will offer educational sessions for attendees to sharpen their cybersecurity skills and knowledge.  Click here for more information.  

2019 Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Professional Development Retreat

The ACC Foundation's Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Retreat offers an unprecedented exchange between in-house counsel, outside counsel and business professionals.  The event will focus on strategic professional development and coaching, delivered by a select group of diverse, high-level business professionals, in a casual, intimate setting.

Our goal is to give you tools to hone in on your soft skills.  We will host small, advice driven, closed door discussions with leading legal and business professionals.  These sessions will provide up close and personal feedback from seasoned executives who can help guide your career.  This is a unique opportunity to step back and evaluate your organization's current circumstance and to make positive impactful change.  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
  • Head of Business Development / Marketing Services
  • Deloitte Digital

  • Jim Merklinger
  • President
  • ACC Credentialing Institute
  • 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