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Institute for Corporate Counsel

December 5, 2018
The California Club
Los Angeles

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.

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 law firm. The Institute provides 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.

The 2017 Institute was another great success. Kathleen L. Brown (Former California State Treasurer) was featured in a conversation with NBC4 Southern California Chief Political Reporter and News Conference Anchor Conan Nolan.  Gene Sykes (CEO, LA2028) was our keynote presentation at a luncheon sponsored by Massumi + Consoli.  California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was interviewed in our closing session.

The General Counsel of Activision Activision Blizzard, California Resources Corporation, Dollar Shave Club, Green Dot Corporation and Honda North America provided valuable insights. USC Gould's Professor Michael Chasalow lead a panel on L.A.'s exploding technology sector featuring Allison Buchner (GC, Dollar Shave Club), Austin Clements (Sr. Assoc., TenOneTen Ventures) and (Brian Horner (VP, Tech Coast Angeles). Others speakers throughout the day included: 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 also offered the Institute's inaugural special breakfast session on Innovations in Diversity: Five Pilot Programs to Promote Diversity within Law Firms and How Legal Departments Are Supporting Them.

2018 Insitute for Corporate Counsel

Planning is currently underway and top speakers have already signed up to speak at the 2018 Institute, including keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (Chairman and CEO, Nantworks), Laura Abrahamson (SVP, Deputy GC, Head of Litigation, AECOM), Professor Rebecca Brown (USC Gould School of Law), Maria Contreras-Sweet (24th Administrator of the Small Business Administration), Todd Molz (GC and CAO, Oaktree Capital), and Professor Eugene Volokh (UCLA School of Law). Please check back for programming updates as they become available.

Sponsorship and Registration Opportunities

Sponsorship of the 2018 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 4. 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 2018 Institute. Individual tickets can also be purchased by clicking 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 achievement 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.

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