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Interest Groups

  • External Resource Management

    This group is focused on best practices when managing outside counsel, vendors, experts, staff augmentation, contract attorneys, LPOs, consultants and associations/memberships.

    Interest Group Chair: Terrene Collins with Organon
    Interest Group Co-chair: Shirley Tian with BeiGene USA

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 2nd Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (EST). If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Internal Resource Management

    This group is focused on best practices when managing internal staff resources (from lawyers to admins), including talent development and performance management, communications and department conferences.

    Interest Group Chair: Rebecca Pluguez with University Central
    Interest Group Co-chair: Diana Barlow with Voya Financial

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 1st Thursday at 11:00 a.m. (EST).  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Information Governance & eDiscovery

    This group focuses on advancing practices in information governance, including eDiscovery management.

    Interest Group Chair: Jack Thompson with Sanofi
    Interest Group Co-chair: Jack Thompson with Sanofi

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 3rd Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. (EST).  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Metrics & Analytics

    This group focuses on standardizing metrics related to common areas of legal resource deployment (i.e., in-house resource metrics, outside resource metrics, law firm metrics, metrics related to fixed-fee arrangements, etc.) that will enable each of the companies to make informed decisions and develop justifications about appropriate resource deployment.

    Interest Group Chair: Kelly Mickelson with Thomson Reuters
    Interest Group Co-chair: Brittany Wayne with LinkSquares

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m. (EST). If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Process, Project & Knowledge Management

    This group focuses on practices and tools used to support team coordination for efficient and effective management and execution of the legal work.

    Interest Group Chair: Andre Green with Freddie Mac
    Interest Group Co-chair: Lorraine Bracy-Ward with PTC Theraputics

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (EST).  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Strategic Planning

    This group – for large law department COOs – is focused on processes to establish and manage strategic plans, while integrating those plans with enterprise strategy and goals.

    Interest Group Chair: Abha Romkey of Emera
    Interest Group CoChair: Tammy Fanning of Continental Corp.

    If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

  • Tools & Technology

    This group is focused on topical issues related to technology with respect to selection, deployment, driving adoption of legal tools and technology, as well as ongoing management issues, such as negotiating upgrades, keeping viable alternatives available and data security/privacy.

    Interest Group Lead: Brian Pomeroy with Discover Financial
    Interest Group Co-Lead: Regi Zeece with Arrow Electronics

    Monthly cadence calls are held the 4th Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (EST).  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this cadence call.

Regional Groups

  • Carolinas

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Central New Jersey & Southeast Pennsylvania

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  Participation is for heads of legal operations of in-house law departments. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Chicago

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  Participation is for heads of legal operations of in-house law departments. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

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  • Delaware

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

     

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa

    Virtual roundtables are conducted bi-monthly and an annual in-person meeting is conducted in the fall. Participation is for leaders of legal operations located in Europe. To participate go to ACC Legal Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Greater New York

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Mid-Atlantic

    This group meets quarterly at ACC DC offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Minnesota

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices. Participation is for heads of legal operations. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • New England

    This group meets throughout the Northeast Region.  Participation is for heads of legal operations for an in-house legal department. Based on agenda, occasionally includes additional legal operations staff. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Ohio Regional Group

    In partnership with the Central Ohio Chapter this group meets quarterly.  Participation is for in-house counsel and heads of legal operations for an in-house legal department.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • San Francisco

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Silicon Valley

    This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Southern California

    This group meets throughout Southern California. Participation is for heads of legal operations for an in-house legal department. Based on agenda, occasionally includes additional legal operations staff. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

  • Texas

    This group meets virtually. Participation is for heads of legal operations of in-house law departments. If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

     

     

     

    • Toronto

      This group meets quarterly in rotating offices.  If you wish to participate, send us an email and we will add you to this Regional Group.

    There are many ways to get involved with and contribute to the ACC Legal Operations community and raise your professional profile. We would love to hear your ideas, learn and collaborate together!

    •    Post in the Member Forum
    •    Participate in or start a Regional Group to build relationships through in-person interaction or share your know-how in an Interest Group call.
    •    Champion the Legal Operations function - the ACC Legal Operations LinkedIn Showcase page offers peers, in-house counsel, and others in the legal ecosystem leading practices shared among our members. Help show off the value of legal ops professionals - follow it to get updates, share and tweet articles (#ACCLegalOps).
    •    Be an Ambassador – many GCs are curious about the rise of legal ops, and we are communicating best practices at ACC Chapter events. We even have a “Legal Ops 101” deck you can use as a template.

    Email us to get involved - with offers to share your know-how, suggestions or any questions!

     

     

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