Corporate Counsel Section

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    Welcome to the Corporate Counsel Section! Click to view video for more information about what our Section has to offer.
  • Ethics for Corporate Counsel
    Ethics for Corporate Counsel | October 27, 2016
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  • Upcoming Events
    • Corporate Counsel & Business Law Sections Joint Fall Program, October 13-14, 2016


      OCTOBER 13-14, 2016

      Join The Corporate Counsel and Business Law Sections for their joint Fall Program! This will be a great opportunity to network with other section members and obtain CLE credit at the same time. 

      Agenda (further details to follow)
      Thursday, October 13th, 2016
      3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tour of the State Capitol Center (prior registration required)
      5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Renaissance Hotel (144 State St, Albany, NY 12207)

      Friday, October 14th, 2016
      10:30 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. MCLE Program
      12:30 - 1:40 p.m. Lunch with Keynote Speaker

      Hotel Accommodations: Renaissance Hotel, 144 State St, Albany, NY 12207 (less than a 5 minute walk to NYSBA)
      Book your group rate for NYS Bar Association 
      Call 1-888-236-2427 and indicate you are with the New York State Bar Association group and provide the booking ID BLCBLCA. 
      Hotel cutoff date is September 16th, 2016.

      Registration will be open in the coming weeks.
      Not able to attend in person? This program will be available as a LIVE Webcast. 

    • October 27, 2016--Ethics for Corporate Counsel


      Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

      New York International Arbitration Center
      150 E. 42nd Street, 17th Floor
      New York, New York 10017
      4 Total MCLE Credits | This program is transitional, therefore suited for all attorneys, including those newly admitted.
      Join us as our panelists continue the series of well received, timely programs on ethical issues facing attorneys working for corporations and other business entities.  This program, which provides four (4) credits in ethics and professionalism, will satisfy the ethics requirements for the full two-year biennial reporting cycle. For newly admitted attorneys, it will satisfy their ethics requirements for one year.

      Michael S. Ross, Esq., Law Office of Michael S. Ross, New York City
      Naomi F. Goldstein, Esq., Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York City
      Michele Coleman Mayes, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, New York Public Library, New York City
      Janis M. Meyer , Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, New York City
      Jerome G. Snider, Esq., Professional Responsibility Counsel, Davis Polk, New York City


      NYSBA Member Price: In advance $180/ At the door $205 
      Non-Member Price Price: In advance $250/ At the door $275
      Corporate Counsel Section Member Price: In advance $150/ At the door $175

      Not a member of the Corporate Counsel Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center 1-800-582-2452, M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm)

      For more information about the Corporate Counsel Section, please contact Adriana Favreau at

    • Free Program Archive: Cybercrime


      Never fear... We recorded it!

      Now available free for Corporate Counsel Section members and Business Law Section Members. (If you're not a Corporate Counsel Section Member... Why not join? Dues are just $30 with NYSBA membership. Join online, or call 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      Key Legal and Strategic Considerations and Practical Tips on How Organizations Can Navigate Issues of Civil Liability, Regulatory Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution.

      Presented by the Corporate Counsel Section at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 27, 2016. 

      1.5 credits in Areas of Professional Practice for experienced attorneys. Those who attended the live presentation are not eligible to receive credit twice.


      Corporate Counsel and/or Business Law Section Member Access Instructions: Please log in to your NYSBA member record before attempting to access the recording. Once you do so, the "Your Price" listing at the bottom of the page of the access link will show as $0. Add the program to your cart and check out as you would for an ordinary purchase, but you will not be asked for payment, and you will not be charged. Non-Section members will be charged the member/non-member fees indicated.

      For log-in assistance, visit the log-in help page, or call the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 (M-F, 8am-5pm).

  • About the Section

    The Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. The Section sponsors CLE, networking and other events and offers LinkedIn and Facebook pages where members can reach out to each other with questions and advice. 

    Meet the Section Chair

    Jeffrey P. Laner of New York City (Law Firm of Jeffrey P. Laner) is the new chair of the Corporate Counsel Section. Laner focuses his practice on business, contracts and regulatory matters for corporations, nonprofits, small businesses and start-ups. His current practice follows a career in public service, volunteering for political campaigns in college; serving as an aide and later legislative director for a New York City council member; and after law school, working for two public-private institutions.

    He was the section’s treasurer for four years. He currently serves as treasurer for the Board of Queens Legal Services Corporation.

    View Member Perspectives on the Corporate Counsel Section: 

    View Immediate Past Chair Natalie Sulimani's perspective here.
    View Yamicha Stephenson's perspective here.
    View Member Barbara Levi's perspective here.

    Helpful Links for Navigating this Section
    Executive Committee Roster

    Archives of Section Videos
    List of Section Committees 

  • Inside Newsletter

    View the Latest Inside (Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter)

    Inside (Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter) features peer-written, substantive articles about current issues facing the corporate counsel attorney, and provides updates on Section activities. Inside is published by the Corporate Counsel Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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    Members can access the Archives here.

  • CCS Online Communities

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    We are pleased to announce the launch of an Internet-based private online professional Community for the Corporate Counsel Section. We invite you to participate. Members of our Section run the gamut from law students and newly admitted attorneys who are just finding their way to well seasoned and experienced attorneys in the Corporate Counsel field. We want all of you to share your experiences and your knowledge while also being free to ask questions of others in the Section and participating in the intellectual discourse we hope to generate. 

    The Community is private for Corporate Counsel Section members only. (Not a member? Dues are only $30/year with NYSBA membership: Join here.) Commercial search engines are excluded and only Corporate Counsel members can search the site or identify other members.

    Learn about NYSBA's private online professional Communities (video)


    > enter the Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee Community