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2019 Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting

Event Details


Phoenix, AZ | October 27 – 30, 2019

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) annual meeting is the world's largest gathering of corporate attorney decision-makers. Again this year, we are proud to be back and connect with clients, thought leaders and business partners from around the globe in Phoenix. If you are attending this conference, we invite you to join our speakers in various sessions.

Please also make sure to visit our delegates at booth 514 for stimulating conversations in a relaxing setup.

For more information, please contact us.

Highlighted sessions

When it’s not a secret anymore: New issues on attorney–client privilege and in-house counsel

Monday, October 28 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Is attorney–client privilege being eroded for in-house counsel? Can you keep anything confidential in a digital world? Can you advise the business and still maintain privilege? Hear from presenters who use hypothetical situations to re-create recent cases and opinions regarding the privilege. Learn about the possible fate of concepts like critical self-analysis, Fifth Amendment in white-collar criminal procedures, work product, and what in-house counsel can do to keep a secret a secret.

  • Kerry LeMonte, Associate Counsel, Western Union, LLC
  • Samuel Ramer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • James Slattery, General Counsel, Regional News Network
  • Dawn Wagner, Assistant General Counsel, Zurich

"I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave:" What in-house counsel should know about AI and machine learning

Tuesday, October 29 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise to make every company's job easier—better customer interaction, more efficient processes, smarter tools and employees. But what's behind the sales pitch? Hear what you should know in order to help your company successfully navigate the new world of AI.

  • Tanya Avila, General Counsel, Bigfork Technologies, LLC
  • Charlotte Jones, Associate General Counsel - AR/VR, Facebook, Inc.
  • Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

What every in-house counsel needs to know about bankruptcy risk for the next economic downturn

Tuesday, October 29 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Great Recession created the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression. While our economy is still expanding, the tide is changing. Several commentators believe that the economy is slowing, and that the next recession is closer than most realize. This presentation will give an overview of the most common bankruptcies and what creditors can and cannot do to protect their rights when a customer, vendor, or even joint venture partner files for bankruptcy. It will include a practical discussion of potential warning signs and what to consider when renegotiating contracts in anticipation of a bankruptcy. The program will explore how a bankruptcy can affect a creditor’s rights, including leases and contracts, special “critical vendor” or administrative payment protections that may be available, and how a debtor may attempt to claw back payments already made before the bankruptcy by filing suit for the avoidance of preferences and/or fraudulent conveyances.

  • Jason Boland, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Teryl Murabayashi, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, MUFG Union Bank
  • David Rush, Senior Managing Director - Corporate Finance, FTI Consulting
  • Rebecca J. Winthrop, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Mark Worden, Managing Counsel, Commercial – Motiva Enterprises, LLC. / Managing Counsel – Motiva Trading, LLC., Motiva Enterprises, LLC.

Learn more about the 2019 Association of Corporate Council (ACC) annual meeting.

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*Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the 2019 ACC annual meeting.