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Institute for Corporate Counsel

December 6, 2017
The California Club
Los Angeles

A Partnership of In House and Outside Counsel

The Institute for Corporate Counsel is the premier Los Angeles conference for in-house and outside counsel and those who advise them. The Institute brings together over 500 professionals annually, including in-house counsel, outside attorneys, corporate officers and directors, accountants, consultants, compliance officers, financial planners, HR professionals, investors, librarians, legal technology specialists, litigation support professionals, public relations professionals, and legal assistants.

Law, Business and Politics

The day-long Institute focuses on the intersection of law, business and politics. The Institute provides a venue for our panelists and participants to better understand Los Angeles' evolving business environment, as well as best practices and changes in the law which can impact business operations. The Institute provides current information, legal guidelines, and practical advice which can be immediately put into practice in an in-house legal department or a law firm. The 2017 Institute will provide meaningful opportunities to interact with in-house counsel, including a luncheon, networking refreshment breaks and hosted cocktail reception. CE units for lawyers and accountants will be available.

Planning for the 2017 Institute is well underway. Kathleen L. Brown (Former California State Treasurer) and Kathryn Barger (L.A. County Supervisor) will be featured in a conversation moderated by NBC4 Southern California Chief Political Reporter and News Conference Anchor Conan Nolan.  Gene Sykes (CEO, LA2028) will be featured in our lunchtime presentation.  California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will be interviewed in our closing session.

The General Counsel of Activision Activision Blizzard, California Resources Corporation, Dollar Shave Club, Honda North America and Oaktree Capital will provide valuable insights in their afternoon session. USC Gould's Professor Michael Chasalow will lead a panel on L.A.'s exploding technology sector featuring Brian Horner (VP, Tech Coast Angeles). Others speakers throughout the day include: John Berry (Associate Regional Director, SEC)?, Stephen Cazares (Deputy Chief, Major Frauds Section, USAO) and Jose Fernandez, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs (Obama Administration). The 2017 Institute will also feature a special breakfast session on Innovations in Diversity: Five Pilot Programs to Promote Diversity within Law Firms and How Legal Departments Are Supporting Them.

For the complete guide to this year's program click here.

About the ICC

The Institute for Corporate Counsel® (the "ICC") is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates in collaboration with USC Gould School of Law and the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Corporate Law Departments Section. The ICC's Board of Governors includes members chosen by USC Gould and the Corporate Law Departments Section, as well as at-large selections. When planning the annual Institute, the ICC's Board of Governors relies on the valuable input of the ICC's Advisory Board regarding prospective speakers and topics and on the ICC's Emeriti Governors as a source of historic perspective. A list of the Advisory Board members is available by clicking here, and a list of Emeriti Governors is available by clicking here.

Institute for Corporate Counsel/Dean Jerry Wiley Scholarship

Dean Jerry Wiley served as chief administrative officer of the USC Law School for nearly thirty years.

In late 1997, the Institute's Board of Governors established the Institute for Corporate Counsel/Dean Jerry Wiley Scholarship by providing an endowment to fund student scholarships. Two scholarships are awarded each academic year to qualified students from USC Gould who have demonstrated an interest in business law and with high scholastic achievements in business law courses.  

In 2015, the ICC's Board furthered their commitment to scholarships by donating an additional $25,000 to the Fund so more worthy students such as these can benefit in future years.

Sponsorship and Registration Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2017 Institute for Corporate Counsel includes up to 12 tickets to the Institute morning and lunch sessions (depending upon the sponsorship level chosen) and unlimited tickets to the afternoon sessions and reception. It also includes publicity and other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship chosen.

Continuing a tradition started with the 2016 Institute, the Board of Governors will host a dinner at the California Club for our ICC Speakers and representatives from each Gold Sponsor at the California Club the night before the Institute, December 5.  Last year, Dan Schnur from USC captivated the group with an interesting analysis of the then-recent election results, and we anticipate a similarly engaging Speakers’ Dinner this year.  Consider upgrading your sponsorship to the Gold level to be part of this great event!

Click here for more information about how to sponsor the 2017 Institute.

Individual tickets can also be purchased by clicking here.

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