In the Hot Seat: Tips for Advising the CEO and the Board

September 27, 2018
Registration | 5:00–5:30 pm ET
Live Program | 5:30–7:00 pm ET
Networking Reception | 7:00 pm ET
Presented live via webinar from 5:30–6:30 pm ET

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast and its partners are pleased to present a special joint program and webinar for in-house counsel. Join us as we present the tips, tools, and techniques you need to know as in-house counsel to collaborate successfully with your company's CEO and board of directors.

A panel of seasoned counsel and executives will share practical perspectives on working with your board and C-suite colleagues in this live roundtable. The program will be based in part on a case study, allowing participants to explore challenging issues arising from a high-stakes, high-risk, hypothetical situation where in-house counsel is called upon to make difficult judgment calls while advising C-suite executives and the board. 


  • Whether the situation is material enough to involve the board
  • What are the differences among situations that the board and CEO must address, such as a cybersecurity breach, securities law violation, or M&A deal
  • Understanding the perspective of the typical lawyer vs. the typical businessperson, and what you can do to bridge the communication gaps
  • Identifying the client, maintaining attorney-client privilege, and navigating ethical and professional conflicts, document preservation, and Upjohn warnings
  • Advising the board regarding its duties and responsibilities
  • How to establish reporting and communication practices, track key performance indicators, and create and run enterprise risk management programs
  • Conducting an internal investigation and what process techniques will save you time, money, and heartburn

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CLE credit: CLE credit will be offered.