NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

The Inside Counsel Revolution

May 25, 2016
Chicago, IL



Plan to attend this special joint program with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chicago. Ben Heineman is a legendary figure, widely credited with dramatically altering the structure and power of the modern inside corporate counsel role during his nearly 20 years as General Counsel for GE. Join us as he discusses themes from his new book "The Inside Counsel Revolution" and his previous book "High Performance with High Integrity"  For directors, CEOs and top staff in a great company, the first question is: "Is it legal?" But the last question is: "Is it right?" as judged against performance, integrity and risk standards.   Ben will sign copies of his new book and there will be a networking session after the program.


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ACC Chicago is an Approved Illinois CLE Provider.  45 minutes (.75 hours) General MCLE for this program. Participants seeking MCLE credit must sign-in and provide their IL Bar number.




Sidley Austin LLP, will provide a copies of The Inside Counsel Revolution to all registgered attendees.




  May 25th Summary

Location and Time


The Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60606

7:30 - 7:45 a.m. Registration

7:45 - 9:00 a.m. Program

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Book Signing


Speaker Spotlight


Ben W. Heineman

BEN W. HEINEMAN JR. is a legendary and transformative figure who dramatically altered the general counsel’s role in corporations and shifted power from outside law firms to inside law departments. He was Senior Vice President–General Counsel for General Electric from 1987 to 2003 and then Senior Vice President for Law and Public Affairs from 2003 until his retirement in 2005. He served under CEO Jack Welch and then Welch’s successor Jeff Immelt. Heineman is credited with dramatically increasing the power, status, and prestige of the General Counsel position and creating the model for the modern inside law department, a model that is now widely followed in major corporations in the United States and, increasingly, in Europe and Asia. After his retirement from GE in December 2005, Heineman became senior fellow at Harvard’s schools of Law and Government and lecturer at Yale Law School.



1 NACD collaborative credit

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