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ACC: A Circle of Leadership

Posted in Career

Guest Blogger: Vincent Gonzales is Senior Environmental Counsel for Southern California Gas Company, in Los Angeles. He was ACC’s Member of the Year in 2007, and was just profiled in November/December 2012 issue of MCCA’s Diversity and the Bar magazine. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a… Continue Reading

Recognize and Motivate: Nominate a Colleague for ACC’s “Top 10 30-Somethings”

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Guest Blogger: Emily Jelich is Vice President, Enterprise Optimization, and Associate General Counsel with the Royal Bank of Canada. Ms. Jelich is also a Professional Ambassador for the United Way, and a member of the ACC Value Challenge Steering Committee. As an associate general counsel and vice president of the Royal Bank of Canada, I have a… Continue Reading

Practical Tips for New GCs: Learn. Listen. Lead.

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Last Tuesday, ACC’s Law Department Management Committee hosted a webcast, “Practical Tips for the New General Counsel.” During the online presentation, moderators Kevin Blodgett, senior vice president and general counsel, Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., and Robin Snasdell, managing director, Huron Legal, outlined 10 practical tips for new GCs. “Begin with the End in Mind” was… Continue Reading

You Cannot Do It Alone!*

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

Last month, I closed my post Great Leaders Need Great Followers with a comment about the importance of “developing your own network of people whose judgment and discretion you can rely on.” Let’s expand on that thought. You should develop your own network because it is crucial to your success. You cannot do it alone!… Continue Reading

Learning the Business: My First Year In-house

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Guest Blogger: Rachel Okolski currently serves as assistant general counsel and manager of legal resources at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the organization, as well as managing the development of ACC’s legal resources and educational programs on topics related to compliance & ethics, corporate… Continue Reading

How to Better Serve Your Client

Posted in Miscellaneous

I continue to be amazed by the ACC network and the willingness of members to share the insights gained through their experience. The recent WMACCA annual CLO panel provides a good example. Panelists Jim Bramson (LivingSocial), Angela Ciccolo (Special Olympics), Karen Litsinger (Mirixa Corp.), Brian Miller (The AES Corporation) and moderator Rob Falk (Human Rights… Continue Reading

Advice for Today’s In-house Lawyer

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This semester, I began teaching the course, “Introduction to the In-House Practice,” at Georgetown Law School. In preparing for an upcoming class, I decided to do a little crowd–sourcing. I posed the following to the ACC Group on LinkedIn: “What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone going in-house?“ Not surprisingly,… Continue Reading