The annual event brings together in-house counsel, local leaders, and attorneys from across the St. Louis region.
St. Louis (June 26, 2023) – On May 9, 2023, the Saint Louis Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), in partnership with the Bar Association of Missouri St. Louis (BAMSL), hosted members from across the legal community for the 42nd annual Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI). This year the event was held at the historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis’ Central West End.
Over two hundred attendees gathered for the CCI, bringing together in-house counsel and their colleagues in private practice, as well as a host of professionals in the legal services industry for a day of learning and networking. The event offered a full day of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day. Sponsoring firms delivered informative presentations on a wide range of topics, including recent policy changes by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employee privacy laws, legal ethics, and the practice of law in a corporate environment.
Ty Ulmer, ACC’s Committee Chairperson for the event, expressed appreciation for the support received, stating, “The CCI owes its success to the generous contributions of the sponsoring law firms and legal industry exhibitors, who dedicate their time and resources every year to make the event possible. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis and its staff, as they have been invaluable partners with ACC on the endeavor over the years. The collaboration between ACC and BAMSL allows us to create an event that offers a broader and more comprehensive experience than either organization could achieve alone.”
We especially want to acknowledge and thank the 2023 CCI event sponsors, which include:
- DazyChain Legal Operations Software – Breakfast Sponsor
- Intapp – Event Sponsor
- Latitude Legal – Event Sponsor
- Levitas – Event Sponsor
- Thompson Coburn LLP – Reception Sponsor
Lunch featured guest speaker, Joel Schwartz, a St. Louis attorney and partner at Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry. Joel’s presentation, titled “The Thing About Pam,” discussed the defense of his client who was falsely accused and convicted in the case. The day ended with a fun-filled reception for attendees.
When asked about the success of the ACC STL and BAMSL partnership, Ulmer commented, “The strong partnership between ACC and BAMSL is built on many years of collaboration and outstanding leadership in both organizations. We recognize and leverage each other’s strengths, which enhances the value we bring to our members and the legal community.”
About the ACC STL:
The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 630 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the Gold Chapter of Distinction in 2019-22. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.