October 22 - 25, 2023

Association of Corporate Counsel

Venable Proudly Sponsors Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2023 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

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Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX

Deeply committed to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Venable proudly continues to support the ACC Annual Meeting as a Silver Sponsor. We invite you to meet with us in San Antonio, as several of our partners will attend, exhibit, and speak during this year’s meeting to share their insights and recommendations.

ACC's annual meeting is the world's largest gathering of the in-house counsel community and is a great professional development value. Attendees can earn a year's worth of CLE/CPD credit in just three days, exchange ideas with peers during networking events, and gather information from more than 100 law firms and legal service providers.

Our Speaking Engagements

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Dos and Don’ts of Green Advertising

Monday, October 23 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Constantin Eikel, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Leonard Gordon, Chair, Advertising and Marketing Group, Venable LLP
Marylauren Ilagan, Senior Counsel, Olaplex, Inc.
Jenny McClister, Senior Sustainability Counsel, HP Inc.

A well-thought-out green advertising campaign can be very successful, but green claims are under legal scrutiny. Competitors, non-governmental organizations, and regulators across the globe are regularly checking green, eco, carbon, and sustainability-related claims on the market. Explore how an international green advertising campaign can be successful and compliant across borders, discuss claims that should be avoided, and examine the upcoming Green Advertising Directives of the EU, which will completely change the landscape of sustainability advertising!


A New Frontier, DEI Committees, and Their Counsel

Tuesday, October 24 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Brickson Diamond, Executive Search Consultant & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor, Spencer Stuart
Judith Kim, Attorney, Venable LLP
Caroline Leary, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Environmental Working Group
Danette Zaghari-Mask, Associate General Counsel, National Public Radio

Increasingly, nonprofit corporations are strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) systems and practices. Boards have established or are establishing DEI committees and rely on in-house counsel to support the work of requisite oversight. As a result, nonprofit corporate counsel are examining novel topics within a developing area of practice that include corporate and employment law considerations. Join this session to discover solutions, hear expert advice, and join a Q&A and idea exchange.


R2D2, You Know Better Than to Trust a Strange Robot: GPT Is Starting to Sound Like C-3PO

Tuesday, October 24 | 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


James Goepel, General Counsel & Director of Education and Content, FutureFeed
Brittany Leonard, General Counsel, Civix
Daniel Michaeli, Senior Counsel, Information Governance, Abbott Laboratories
Calvin Nelson, Partner, Venable LLP

Generative Pre-Trained Transformer (GPT) is an artificial intelligence tool that can answer questions, write songs, stories, and essays. GPT is changing the way we interact with technology – and the way technology interacts with us. It does not just create content; it creates ethical quandaries, too. But with its challenges come opportunities. Join this interactive panel as it discusses the privacy, ethical, and legal issues facing “the largest neural network” to date.


Our ACC Team

Ronn Davids, Partner
Len Gordon, Partner
Judith Kim, Counsel
Ryan Lapine, Partner
Kan Nawaday, Partner
Calvin Nelson, Partner
James Nelson, Partner
Justin Pierce, Partner
Janice Ryan, Partner
Ryan Sweigard, Counsel
A.J. Zottola, Partner

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