Sponsor Benefits

The benefits included in each of the 2021 Sponsorship Program levels provide visibility for our sponsors and recognition of the valuable support that sponsors provide to ACC NCR:

CLE and Thought Leadership Opportunities 

Among the most-valued aspects of this Program are the opportunities sponsors have to demonstrate their expertise by developing or presenting content for ACC NCR that will help our members do their jobs better and smarter.

  • CLEs: ACC NCR prides itself on providing programs on cutting-edge topics and practical approaches that are of special value to in-house counsel. Programs are held in all the jurisdictions that we serve (D.C., the Commonwealth of Virginia, and suburban Maryland). Many of our programs are provided both in-person and by webcast to ensure easy accessibility for our membership.  Sponsors are invited to network with attendees before and after their sponsored Program.  PLEASE NOTE:  As indicated on the chart of benefits, with the exception of Gold Sponsors, all other Annual Relationship Sponsors may be asked to host one or more of their CLE or other programs either during a conference or via webcast-only.

  • News Alerts: We also provide opportunities for sponsors at certain levels and through an add-on option to share written updates and analyses with our members via our weekly e-newsletter and our social media accounts.  Sponsors provide a link to a substantive article or client alert, along with contact information and a link to the sponsor’s home page.  Sponsors may author new content or repurpose recent thought leadership.  ACC NCR staff sets the schedule and may decline to publish a news alert, in which case the sponsor will be given the opportunity to submit a different alert.

Other Ways to Get to Know ACC NCR Members Through Your Sponsorship

The Program also provides a variety of ways for our sponsors to get to meet and develop relationships with ACC NCR members: 

  • ACC NCR CORPORATE COUNSEL AWARDS RECEPTION: ACC NCR’s annual reception for in-house counsel and sponsors is the premier networking event for in-house counsel in the region.  At this event, we present the Corporate Counsel Awards to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the in-house bar and recognize some of the best in-house lawyers and legal departments in our region.  The reception attracts attendees from the in-house, legal, and business communities, and is designed to maximize opportunities for networking.  Each annual relationship sponsorship category includes a number of tickets for attendees to the reception, as well as inclusion in the various sponsor recognition features we produce in conjunction with the Reception. Date for the 2021 Reception – to be determined.

  • GENERAL COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON: Each year, ACC NCR brings together a panel of three to five General Counsel from leading companies and organizations, representing a variety of industries, sizes of companies, and sizes of departments, for a roundtable discussion.  The discussion is always candid, and both in-house and outside counsel value the insights provided.  All annual relationship sponsorship categories provide two tickets to this event (Diamond receives three).  This is also one of our best-attended luncheon programs, which now includes a networking reception after the panel presentation. 

  • ADDITIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS: In 2021, we will hold two such events for sponsor representatives to meet and network with ACC NCR leaders. 

  • CORPORATE SCHOLARS RECEPTION: Sponsor levels that contribute to the Corporate Scholars Program will be able to send representatives to an informal social that ACC NCR will host for its members and the Corporate Scholars in 2021.

Sponsor ROI Benefits

  • SPONSOR ROI REPORTS: Each annual sponsor will receive periodic updates or reports summarizing its utilization of sponsorship benefits and opportunities, to help you better track the progress of the year.

Recognition Items

  • ACC NCR webpage: ACC NCR’s webpage includes “banner” advertisements on its home page for certain categories of sponsors.  In addition, there is a general “Sponsors” page that lists all sponsors, with a link to each sponsor’s webpage. 

  • ACC NCR Directory: Each year, ACC NCR publishes a membership directory with listings of all ACC NCR volunteer leaders, a guide to ACC NCR and ACC benefits, an alphabetical listing of all chapter members, and a listing of members by employer.  The directory is an electronic document, set up like a “book,” that members will be able to download.  The directory is a resource that members retain and refer to all year long. All annual relationship sponsors get either an advertisement or other acknowledgement in the directory. (Note:  We cannot provide a copy of the directory to sponsors because it contains proprietary membership data.  This is a strict policy set forth by ACC.)

ACC NCR Corporate Scholars Program

ACC NCR created the Corporate Scholars Program in 2004 to expose students from the law schools in our area to in-house practice as a career option and develop a diversity pipeline of future in-house lawyers.  Students chosen for the program hold paid internships in the legal departments of chapter-member organizations. So far, more than 150 students have been Scholars. The fees for Annual Relationship Sponsors include an amount that ACC NCR uses to operate the program and fund the paid internships.  Our Annual Relationship Sponsors play a key role in this important program.