Corporate Counsel

About the Committee

Mission

The Corporate Counsel Committee focuses on solutions to corporate law and practice issues through dialogue between inside and outside counsel representing corporations. The committee has led the profession in focusing on methods of controlling the cost of corporate litigation through the study of innovative billing and budgeting techniques, imaginative litigation management methods, and alternatives to litigation. It is also focusing on corporate compliance and preventative law and a variety of substantive topics of interest to its members.


Message from the Chairs

Welcome to the Corporate Counsel Committee’s webpage. Our committee is made up of both in-house and outside counsel, and our focus is on the unique needs of these lawyers who represent corporations. The committee’s mission is to keep our members abreast of the changes in law and regulations and trends that affect our in-house clients, to provide a forum where in-house and outside lawyers can have an open dialogue that results in best practices for litigation management, and to lead the profession in finding solutions to various professional issues. The committee has been active for almost 30 years and is unique in that it provides a forum where these issues and potential solutions can be discussed candidly among in-house and outside counsel.

To this end, the committee puts on an annual CLE seminar in February where we present two very exciting programs: The General Counsel Forum and the Litigation Roundtable. At the General Counsel Forum, general counsel share issues and concerns, explore innovative methods for controlling costs and risks, and discuss what they expect (but sometimes do not get) from their outside lawyers. The Litigation Roundtable provides an opportunity for in-house and outside lawyers to interact and brainstorm about best practices and how they can best work together. These two programs are just a part of the Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar, which also includes our annual Pro Bono Award, in which we recognize a corporate legal department that has done great work in the pro bono arena—our 2017 award recipient was Cisco Systems, Inc., our 2018 award recipient was LinkedIn, and our award recipient this year is AT&T.

Our 2019 seminar is planned for February 14-16 at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill County Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
Register NOW at ambar.org/corporatecounsel

Members can also become active in our committee by participating in one of our subcommittees and the many projects we have in the works. One of the easiest and most fulfilling ways to get started is to submit content for our newsletter or website. We also have subcommittees/task forces in the following areas: Enterprise Risk Management; Diversity and Inclusion; Membership and Networking; Pro-Bono; and Litigation Management. If you are interested in joining any of our subcommittees or submitting program proposals, newsletter articles, or website content, or if you have ideas on ways we can meet your needs, please contact any of the committee co-chairs.

We look forward to meeting you, hearing from you, and actively addressing your professional needs and the needs of your in-house clients.

— Zachary G. Newman, David Singh, Sean Bosack, and Heather White
Corporate Counsel Committee Cochairs


Subcommittees

Our active subcommittees include:

  • Former Chair
  • Advisory
  • General Programming
  • CCC Annual
  • Meeting Planning
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Membership and Networking
  • Pro Bono
  • Publications and Communications
  • Litigation Management

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:
» Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster | PDF


Committee Leadership

Cochairs
Sean Bosack
Zachary Newman
David Singh
Heather White

Corporate Counsel Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
Joseph Saka

Publications and Communications Editors
Gregory Boulos
Nic Echevestre
Stephen Ginsberg
Greg Hearing
Jenn Lee
William Panlilio
Brian Spahn

Ankura Partner

Bernie Woolfley