Cybersecurity Summit - CANADA

Join us in Vancouver on July 11 for the ACC Foundation's first international one-day Cybersecurity Summit at Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus. This Summit will further explore key topics of interest stemming from the recent release of the 2nd edition of the ACC Foundation 2018: State of Cybersecurity Report. Cybersecurity touches every aspect of consumer and corporate culture today, and vulnerabilities present grave financial, legal, and reputational 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. The content will focus on key concerns organizations face related to cybersecurity, prevention and best practices. The Summit will run concurrent educational sessions with topics of interest for law firms, corporations, and government officials. Sponsorship and registration information available here.


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

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
  • Monica Johnson
  • General Counsel
  • Bonduelle Fresh Americas
  • Bonduelle Americas Long Life

  • 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
  • Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer
  • The Nature's Bounty Co.

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