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.
  • Upcoming Events
    • August 5, 2015: Kenneth G. Standard Reception

      The New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section and its Diversity Internship Committee cordially invites you to attend a celebratory reception honoring the Class of 2015 Interns and their Host Companies

      Wednesday, August 5, 2015
      6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      Pryor Cashman LLP
      7 Times Square
      (Broadway between W. 41 and W. 42; also known as Times Square Tower)
      New York, NY 10036

      Please RSVP Tina Rothaupt by July 29, 2015 at Phone/Fax: 518.487.5669 | Email:

      Questions? Please contact Beth Gould at 518.487.5674 Phone/Fax

      Click here to view invitation

    • October 22-23, 2015: Sixth Corporate Counsel Institute

      Save the Date!

      Sixth Corporate Counsel Institute

      Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2015
      Cornell Club
      6 East 44th Street
      New York, NY  10017

      Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Benjamin Lawsky, Former Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services

      The Corporate Counsel Institute brings together a distinguished faculty to address the wide array of issues important to in-house counsel and corporate counsel. In seven content packed plenary sessions, the Institute faculty will cover vital topics, including key employment issues and developments, ethics and privilege issues, arbitration, human trafficking, non-profit law, privacy, and important intellectual property issues. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear from key in-house counsel and outside practitioners.

      Agenda Topics Include:
      Employment Hot Topics for Corporate Counsel
      Ethics and Privilege Issues
      Human Trafficking 
      Intellectual Property

      For more information, please email Beth Gould.

  • 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. 

    View Member Perspectives on the Corporate Counsel Section: 
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     View Sarah Feingold's Perspective here.                    View Mitchell Borger's Perspective here.      

    Meet the Section Chair
    SulimaniNatalie Sulimani is the new chair of the 1,659–member Corporate Counsel Section. 

    Natalie Sulimani is the founder of Sulimani Law Firm, PC.  She is engaged in a wide variety of intellectual property, technology and general corporate matters with a strong focus on start-ups and entrepreneurs.  She has represented both domestic and international clients in an array of industries, including internet and new media, entertainment, jewelry, consulting and the arts.

    Natalie started her legal career in commercial litigation at one of the top international law firms located in New York City. With this invaluable experience, she then served as in-house counsel at a start-up jewelry company. This company introduced non-conflict Canadian diamonds to the American market. She oversaw the many foreign concerns in the jewelry industry and fully realized the importance of intellectual property in the online world. Working closely with seasoned marketing professionals and members of the jewelry industry, she honed her skills to understand the impact marketing, trademark, copyright and internet law have on building a brand.

    Sulimani is a graduate of University of Manchester at Kiryat Ono, Israel with an LLB.

    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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  • CCS Online Communities

    Coming Soon! Corporate Counsel Section Members Professional Online Private Community

    We are pleased to announce that the Corporate Counsel Section will soon offer a Private Online Professional Community—for Corporate Counsel Section members only. 

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details!

    Now Available! : Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee Community