ACC to Lead Panel on Evolving Role of Chief Legal Officers

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Association of Corporate Counsel's (ACC) president and CEO Veta T. Richardson joins executives from Corpedia and Corporate Board Member at the New York Stock Exchange NYSE Euronext to engage in a series of panel discussions about emerging business and legal issues. The event is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the ringing of the Closing Bell® ceremonies from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During the afternoon program, Richardson will moderate a panel discussion on the evolving role of the chief legal officer (CLO). The session will offer insight on the role of in-house lawyers as business executives, managing outside legal costs and issues that keep CLOs up at night. The other remaining sessions will provide insight from compliance officers and CEOs on topics related to communicating with board members, governance and performance.

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Veta T. Richardson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a 30,000+ international membership organization, which serves as the 'voice of the in-house bar' and provides practical resources and extensive networking opportunities for its in-house counsel members. Previously, Veta was Executive Director of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), advocating for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys by corporate law departments and the law firms. Earlier in her career, Veta played an important role at ACC, serving as vice president and deputy general counsel where she foresaw the need for more access to online resources for ACC members. Her own expertise in the in-house arena was shaped in her work as in-house counsel to Sunoco, Inc. based in Philadelphia, PA, where her practice focus was corporate governance, transactions, securities and finance.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the professional and business interests of in-house counsel through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. The association, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has over 30,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 75 countries. ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for personal and professional growth. For more information, visit and follow ACC on Twitter By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.®

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