New Chair And Six New Directors Elected To ACC Board

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 01:00

The Association of Corporate Counsel has elected a new chair and six new directors to its board.

The international in-house representative group has appointed Ivan Fong, chief legal officer and secretary of Cardinal Health, as its new chair. Mr. Fong and the new directors were sworn in at the ACC annual meeting in October.

New members of the organization's board include Bradford Smith, general counsel of the Microsoft Corp., Danette Wineberg, general counsel and secretary of the Timberland Co. and Elisa Garcia, general counsel of Office Depot.

Commenting on the new appointments, ACC president Frederick Krebs said: "The ACC is fortunate to have this excellent group join our board to provide direction and leadership for our members."

He added: "They all bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and diverse viewpoints, which will lend itself to an exciting year of new programs and outreach efforts.

"ACC will continue to play a leading role in addressing issues that are of great importance to the in-house counsel community, as well as providing our members with added resources, new educational programs, and practical tools for saving time, money and effort."

Earlier this year, membership of ACC Europe broke through the 1,000 mark for the first time. The European arm of the group reached the target after the lawyers of Dutch chemicals group Royal DSM joined the organization.

The ACC has around 25,000 members in more than 80 countries and is employed by more than 10,000 organizations.