Public Contract

Thought Leaders Groups

Join Our Thought Leaders Groups

The Section of Public Contract Law (PCL) is pleased to announce the official launch of Thought Leaders Groups, a new initiative designed to give members of the PCL Section an opportunity to share, nurture, and grow their knowledge about public procurement by engaging with other Section members in a small group setting over the course of a full ABA year.

Participants in the program will be placed in groups of about 5 – 7 individuals who will meet on a bi-monthly basis over the phone, lunch, dinner, or drinks, to socialize, network, and discuss topics relevant to the public contracting community. To facilitate cross-pollination across the Section, each Thought Leaders Group will have participants with different levels of experience and professional backgrounds (e.g., Government, law firm, in-house). The goal is to provide participants an opportunity, beyond committee meetings and Section programs, to hear fresh perspectives and broaden their thinking by connecting in a more intimate setting. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to network, to discuss substantive legal issues with practitioners from different career backgrounds, and to discuss issues and ideas related to the overall management and operation of the Section.

To participate in a Thought Leaders Group, please complete the participant questionnaire by Friday, September 27.

Your responses to the questionnaire will be used when making individual Thought Leaders Group placements which will be announced around mid-October. To make the first few Thought Leaders Group meetings fun and productive, we will provide participants with lists of potential discussion topics and activities to use as ice breakers.

Lastly, we are thrilled that when the launch of Thought Leaders Groups was announced at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco earlier this month, numerous Section members indicated their interest in participating via a sign-up sheet. However, to ensure we have all the necessary information to place you in a particular Thought Leaders Group, we ask that those individuals to complete the participant questionnaire.

We look forward to your participation in a Thought Leaders Group. For any questions or comments, please contact Danny Cook.

The Thought Leaders Groups Steering Committee