Past Meetings

ACC Houston Women In-House Networking and Social
The Unique Challenges Women Face on the Road to Financial Independence

October 11, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Tasting Room
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

The discussion will be immediately followed by a wine tasting.

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ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE
Protecting Your Company in the Current Economy

October 10, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Offices of Baker McKenzie
700 Louisiana Street, Suite 3000
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

Practical Labor and Employment Considerations in Light of Higher Oil Prices and Lower Unemployment

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ACC Houston October Chapter Meeting CLE:
Treacherous Terms: Drafting Contracts to Avoid Litigation

October 09, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Diligent contracting on the front end can help protect your client and avoid litigation on the back end.

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ACC Houston Litigation Practice Group CLE
You've Been Hacked: Now What?

October 03, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Willie G's
1640 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Hear experts from Baker McKenzie and the FBI share key tips for immediately recognizing cyberattacks, effectively defending your company, and obtaining redress against perpetrators, whether in criminal or civil court.

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ACC Houston IP Practice Group CLE: Blockchain 101
A Primer on Blockchain Technology

October 02, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Churrasco's Memorial City
947 Gessner Road Suite B-290 (Second Floor)
Houston, TX 77024

Our speakers will break down the evolution of blockchain technology.

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ACC Houston Data Privacy & Security Practice Group CLE: The Intersection of Cybersecurity Risks and Regulatory Requirements

September 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77006
Venue website

Practical Advice from the Experts

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ACC Houston 2019 Sponsorship Launch Lunch

September 21, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Sponsorship Opportunities for Next Year

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ACC Houston Small In-House Legal Department Practice Group CLE: SLAPPed and Sanctioned – The long reach of the Texas Citizens Participation Act

September 19, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Grotto
4715 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77056

This presentation will present the basics of what every litigator and in-house counsel needs to know about the TCPA

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ACC Houston Career Development Event

September 12, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America's
2040 W Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019
Venue website

Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Your Next Internal or External Opportunity

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ACC Houston September Chapter Meeting CLE:
50 SHADES OF ARBITRATION – GETTING YOUR MOJO BACK

September 11, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Why arbitration has lost respect, and how you can rekindle your mojo to harness the power of arbitration to obtain a successful award.

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2018 Back to School Symposium and School Supply Drive

August 30, 2018
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Houstonian
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024
Venue website

Please make plans to join ACC Houston on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for our "Back to School Symposium," a day-long diverse CLE program, and our first school supply drive in support of underserved schools and students.

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ACC Houston August Chapter Meeting CLE The Woodlands: Lessons Learned from Harvey: Compassionate Compliance in Disaster Response

August 22, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jasper's
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Venue website

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, this CLE will cover various disaster-related issues for employers.

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ACC Houston Best Practices CLE: Project Due Diligence

August 21, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick's Uptown Park
1151 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

How project due diligence helps avoid and resolve disputes

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ACC Houston August Chapter Meeting CLE:
Lessons Learned from Harvey: Compassionate Compliance in Disaster Response

August 14, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, this CLE will cover various disaster-related issues for employers.

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ACC Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group CLE: Public Company M&A Communications and SEC Rules

July 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith and Wollensky
4007 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027

Join the ACC Houston Chapter and M&A Practice Group sponsor Baker Botts for an overview of SEC rules relating to communications made in connection with business combinations.

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ACC Houston Women In-House Social Event: Foley Gardere Escape

July 19, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Escape Room Houston & The General Public - City Centre
794 Sorella Court #127 Houston, TX. 77024
Houston, TX 77024
Venue website

Join us for a night of fun at the Houston Escape Room and recap after at The General Public.

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ACC Houston July Chapter Meeting - Immigration Compliance and the Trump Administration- What Employers Need to Know

July 10, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Venue website

This presentation will cover how you can ensure your company's compliance with U.S. immigration laws.

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ACC Houston June Chapter Meeting: Woodlands Recent Changes to the Patent Litigation Landscape and Predictions for the Future

June 26, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jasper's
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Venue website

This presentation will explore trends, explain causes, and provide insight into what the future of patent litigation may look like.

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ACC Houston June Chapter Meeting: Galleria
Recent Changes to the Patent Litigation Landscape and Predictions for the Future

June 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This presentation will explore these trends, explain their causes, and provide insight into what the future of patent litigation may look like.

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ACC Houston Labor & Employment Practice Group CLE:
The Aftermath of Harvey...and We're Not Talking About the Hurricane: The Role of In-house Counsel in Eliminating Workplace Harrassment

May 30, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Offices of Baker McKenzie
700 Louisiana Street Suite 3000
Houston, TX 77002
**See parking directions below
Venue website

News coverage of sexual harassment has sharpened the focus of the important role of in-house counsel in creating safe workplaces.

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ACC Houston May Chapter Meeting CLE
Woodlands Location
Conducting an Investigation - SOLD OUT

May 23, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jasper's
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

This training focuses on best practices in conducting internal investigations of alleged misconduct

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ACC Houston Astros Social

May 20, 2018
7:05 PM - 10:30 PM

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002
Venue website

Join us in the Shook Hardy & Bacon suite at Minute Maid Park for an evening of Major League baseball, food and drinks as the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros take on the Cleveland Indians.

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ACC Houston IP Practice Group CLE: Protecting Your Company's Digital Identity

May 16, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Churrasco's Memorial City
947 Gessner Road Suite B-290 (Second Floor)
Houston, TX 77024

Navigating Domain Name Enforcement & Online Content Disputes

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ACC Houston Career Development Event: Two-Part Discussion Series "Navigating Your Career Path"

May 10, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tango & Malbec
2800 Sage Road A-100
Houston, TX 77056
Venue website

Navigating Organizational Change and Creating an Outcome You Want: Change or be left behind, engage with experts and discuss how to best navigate a changing legal field, communication skills specific to the legal field.

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ACC Houston May Chapter Meeting: Galleria Location Conducting an Investigation

May 08, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This training focuses on best practices in conducting internal investigations of alleged misconduct where there is a potential of meaningful litigation and/or an investigation by government authorities.

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ACC Houston Energy Practice Group CLE
Avoiding Disputes on Sophisticated Construction Projects and Managing Them If They Occur

May 01, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick’s Uptown Park:
1151 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Venue website

Seasoned corporate counsel and outside litigators will offer practical advice on how to save money and minimize risk on almost any sophisticated construction project.

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ACC Houston and Baker McKenzie Exclusive Screening
Avengers: Infinity War

April 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Houston Marq'E Stadium 23
7600 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

Come join us for giveaways, raffles and an excellent chance to interact with fellow chapter members as we enjoy the next episode in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.

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Food from the Bar Legal Frenzy Friday
Volunteer Event

April 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029
Venue website

Come help us combat hunger in Greater Houston!

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ACC Houston Women In-House Networking and Social

April 25, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Home of Melanie Gray
3718 Inverness
Houston, TX 77433

Art Viewing, Appetizers and Networking with Dinner to Follow

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ACC Houston Best Practices CLE
Raising Capital in the US "Soup to Nuts"

April 19, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick's Uptown Park
1151 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This presentation will provide an overview of the various types of capital-raising options available to companies and the regulatory framework governing each of these options.

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ACC Houston Energy Practice Group:
Energy Litigation Update 2018

April 18, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Masraff's
1753 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Participants will leave with practical advice to navigate around pitfalls created by recent case law.

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ACC Houston April Chapter Meeting CLE Woodlands Location
Ethical Hazards That Confront In-House Counsel

April 17, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jasper's
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Venue website

If the actions of senior management threaten to substantially injure the corporation, what must counsel do? During this one-hour ethics presentation we will discuss these and other challenging ethical obligations of in-house counsel.

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2018 Diversity Reception and Dinner

April 12, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77006

Join us to celebrate our 2017-2018 Diversity Scholarship Recipients

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ACC Houston April Chapter Meeting CLE
Ethical Hazards That Confront In-House Counsel

April 10, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

If the actions of senior management threaten to substantially injure the corporation, what must counsel do? During this one-hour ethics presentation we will discuss these and other challenging ethical obligations of in-house counsel.

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ACC Houston Women In-House CLE - See You in the C-Suite!

March 29, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77006

Join us as we discuss effective strategies for career growth to the C-Suite Level and tools and techniques to prepare for the challenges you may face..

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ACC Houston March Chapter Meeting CLE- Woodlands Location
Litigating Attorney Fee Claims

March 27, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Churrasco's (Formerly America's)
21 Waterway Ave.
Spring, TX 77380

This presentation will focus on the ethical and practical issues an in-house lawyer needs to know concerning attorney fee awards

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ACC Houston Family Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank

March 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Houston Food Bank - Portwall Warehouse
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029

Join ACC Houston for a day of family volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

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ACC Houston Chapter Crawfish Boil Social

March 22, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

River Oaks Garden Club
2503 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

Join our new social sponsors Kean Miller LLP at the River Oaks Garden Club for a Crawfish Boil. Each member may bring one guest!

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ACC Houston March Chapter Meeting CLE - Galleria Location
Litigating Attorney Fee Claims

March 20, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This presentation will focus on the ethical and practical issues an in-house lawyer needs to know concerning attorney fee awards

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19th Annual Ethics Seminar and Golf/Spa Event

February 27, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The Houstonian
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

#Unplug? Legal and Ethical Challenges for Employers in an Online World

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ACC Houston 3rd Annual Speed Pairing for Pro Bono Services

February 22, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Masraff's
1753 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Team up with a Gardere attorney on a pro bono case & hear about pro bono opportunities with various Houston area organizations.

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ACC Houston Data Privacy & Security Practice Group CLE

February 21, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick's Uptown Park
1151 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

GDPR is Coming, Five Things You Can Do Now To Prepare

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Registration closed - Walk-ins welcome. February Chapter Meeting CLE Woodlands The Trump Effect: How President Trump’s Federal Appointments and De-regulation Will Transform the Workplace

February 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Churrasco's (Formerly America's)
21 Waterway Ave.
Spring, TX 77380

This presentation will address the changes that the Trump Administration has made or indicates it will soon make to federal regulations

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February Chapter Meeting CLE Galleria Location: The Trump Effect: How President Trump’s Federal Appointments and De-regulation Will Transform the Workplace

February 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This presentation will address the changes that the Trump Administration has made or indicates it will soon make to federal regulations.

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ACC Houston: Litigation Practice Group

January 31, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Houstonian
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

The Perils and Pitfalls of Attorney-Client Privilege for the In-House Counsel

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ACC Houston January Chapter Meeting: Woodlands Location The Ten Commandments of Drafting and Enforcing Indemnity Clauses and Additional Insured Provisions

January 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Churrasco's (Formerly America's)
21 Waterway Ave.
Spring, TX 77380

This program is now SOLD OUT

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This Event is SOLD OUT
ACC Houston Diversity CLE: Workplace Civility, Off-Duty Conduct and the First Amendment: Where Should Employers Draw the Line?

January 23, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

The workplace can be a minefield. Where should employers draw the line?

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ACC Houston Board Team Building

January 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Home of Francisco Balduzzi
28506 Hoffman Spring Lane
Fulshear, TX 77441

Spend the afternoon team building with fellow board members!

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ACC Houston January Chapter Meeting:
The Ten Commandments of Drafting and Enforcing Indemnity Clauses and Additional Insured Provisions

January 09, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

This CLE program will provide valuable insight and practical advice on how to draft indemnity and additional insured language that is most likely to be successful in the event of a loss.

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