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: Nicole (Nikki) Rahimzadeh with Stericycle
    Interest Group Co-chair: Don Knight with Crown Castle

    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: Chris Kopeck with Walgreen
    Interest Group Co-chair: Rebecca Pluguez with University of Central Florida

    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: Gary Logan with Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    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: Tara Brewer with Boston Scientific
    Interest Group Co-chair: Kelly Mickelson with Thomson Reuters

    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: Dina Manka with AbbVie
    Interest Group Co-chair: Andre Green with Freddie Mac

    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: Denika Dwyer with Arrow
    Interest Group Co-Lead: Brian Pomeroy with Discover Financial

    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.

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