Become a Sponsor

collageThe Board of Directors of ACC National Capital Region is pleased to present the chapter’s 2020 Sponsorship Program.  

ACC NCR is the regional bar association for in-house counsel, serving the companies, non-profits, and other private-sector organizations in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and suburban Maryland.  With approximately 2,500 members from more than 800 organizations, ACC NCR is among the largest chapters of the global Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

ACC NCR provides vital professional services to a vibrant in-house bar and is very proud to be the premier provider of continuing legal education and networking opportunities for the in-house legal community in our region.  Annually, we offer 70-plus educational programs that provide in-house counsel with the tools they need to advise their clients, and to do their jobs better and smarter. In addition, we host numerous social, networking, pro bono, and community service events.

In 2017, ACC NCR launched its Leadership Academy – a nine-month cohort program designed to teach the participating Fellows the skills and competencies they need to become more valued by and valuable to their organizations.  In 2018, the chapter launched its LinkedIn account and reinvigorated its Twitter account; there you can find information on almost all events hosted in 2019.

The 2020 ACC NCR Sponsorship Program provides ways for your firm or company to effectively work with ACC NCR on our many programs, events, and initiatives. The Program serves both ACC NCR’s needs for sponsorship support and our sponsors’ interest in having strong visibility with our membership. 


The term of an annual sponsorship under the 2020 Program is from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

All prospective sponsors must complete the Sponsorship Application Form.  By completing and submitting the application form, you represent that: (1) You have carefully reviewed and fully understand the terms and provisions of the 2020 ACC NCR Sponsorship Program and that you are committed to working within the Program and its requirements, specifically the ACC NCR Sponsor Guidelines (found at page 23 of this document); (2) You are authorized to submit the sponsor application form on behalf of the sponsor applicant; and (3) You will pay the sponsorship fee to ACC NCR by the applicable deadline.

Payment in full of the sponsorship fee must be received by January 31, 2020, or within thirty (30) days of receipt of notification of the sponsorship award and an invoice for the fee, whichever occurs later, unless other arrangements are made with the ACC NCR Executive Director. Failure to pay in a timely fashion may result in immediate cancellation of the sponsorship and forfeiture of all sponsorship benefits. The sponsorship then will be reassigned to another interested firm/company.  Please note that sponsorship fees are not refundable.


Key Dates

  • Thursday, August 22:  Release of the 2020 Sponsorship Program.

  • Friday, September 20:  Online application opens.

  • Friday, October 18, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern:  Deadline for submission of Sponsorship Application Form if your company or firm wishes to be included in the “first-round” selection of sponsors. 

  • Monday, November 25:  Sponsorship applicants who met the October 18 submission deadline will be notified about the status of their applications.

  • Based on past experience, we think it is highly likely that we will sell out all of the annual relationship sponsorships and many of the more popular add-on and a la carte options during the “first-round” selection process.  While we welcome applications after October 18, opportunities are subject to availability. These later applications will be evaluated according to the criteria listed below on a first-come, first-served basis.