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Veta T. Richardson is president and chief executive officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a 30,000+ international membership organization, which serves as the ‘voice of the in-house bar’ and provides practical resources and extensive networking opportunities for its in-house counsel members. Previously, Richardson was executive director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), advocating for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys by corporate law departments and the law firms. Earlier in her career, Veta played an important role at ACC, serving as vice president and deputy general counsel where she foresaw the need for more access to online resources for ACC members. Her own expertise in the in-house arena was shaped in her work as in-house counsel to Sunoco, Inc. based in Philadelphia, PA, where her practice focus was corporate governance, transactions, securities and finance.


Tiffani Alexander is editor-in-chief of the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), ACC Docket. Tiffani spearheads the publication’s editorial print and digital platforms and efforts to expand the ACC Docket’s global footprint. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a MA in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani can be contacted at Alexander@acc.com.



Amar D. Sarwal is vice president and chief legal strategist of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) where he leads efforts to engage chief legal officers and other legal executives, to challenge both law firms and in-house counsel to deliver real value for their clients and to shape the legal environment in order to advance the professional interests and unique perspectives of the in-house bar. Amar Sarwal joined ACC in 2010 as associate general counsel, directing key advocacy efforts and issues of importance to in-house counsel and the bar at large. Sarwal previously served as general litigation counsel at the United States Chamber of Commerce, where he managed the Chamber’s extensive amicus curiae and party litigation docket before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts.



Joshua Shields is assistant editor of the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), ACC Docket. He assists with all aspects of production of the ACC Docket, including coordinating articles by general counsel worldwide. He also manages ACC’s “Top 10 30-Somethings” awards program. Previously, Joshua served as editor-in-chief of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) Diversity & the Bar. He can be reached at j.shields@acc.com.



Fred Krebs is senior advisor to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), strategic advisor to Clearspire, www.clearspire.com and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School. Previously, he served as president of ACC from 1991-2011. He can be reached at krebs@fredkrebs.com and on Twitter at @FrederickJKrebs.




Michael Chang is vice president, business & legal affairs at Warner Bros. Studios. He serves on the ACC-SoCal board of directors. He can be contacted at michael.chang@warnerbros.com.

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