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
Thomas A. Reed
Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
Thomas A. Reed is the 2014 Chair of the 1780 member Corporate Counsel Section.
Thomas A. Reed biography
Mr. Reed specializes in in-house counsel including commercial contracts, drafting and negotiation especially dealing with high tech and intellectual property, communication, regulatory matters, antitrust and managing and supervising litigation.
Reed, from Manhattan, is a longtime member of the New York State Bar Association. He serves as Membership Chair for the CCS as well as a NYSBA Delegate.
Executive Committee Roster
Photos from the 2014 Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting
The Corporate Counsel Section committees consist of Publications, CLE and Meetings, Diversity, Technology and New Media, Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program, Membership, and Pro Bono.
Technology and New Media - This Committee works to leverage technology and multimedia platforms in order to better serve our members to help them better connect with each other and the Committee activities via social media and by creating a more
robust experience on the NYSBA.org website. The Committee is also charged with implementing and improving use of technology and emerging media in presenting, preserving and distributing CLE and other Committee events, programs and content.
Continuing Legal Education and Meetings - This Committee is charged with planning the educational part of the Section’s offerings, including CLE presented at the Annual Meeting in January, the biennial Ethics for Corporate Counsel program given
even year autumns, and the biennial Corporate Counsel Institute provided in odd numbered years in the fall.
Diversity - This Committee is charged with formulating and implementing the Section’s response to the NYSBA President’s Section Diversity Challenge with the goal of increasing not only the number of “diverse” members in our Section, but also
increasing their participation in Section activities and leadership positions, and the ability of the Section to address their needs.
INSIDE/Publications - This Committee is responsible for putting together and publishing the Section’s newsletter INSIDE that we distribute free to Section members, and that generally comes out three times a year.
Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship Program - This Committee is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the Section’s Diversity Internship program, named in honor of former NYSBA President Kenneth G. Standard. The Section
works with various New York State law schools each year to select several “diverse” law students to apply for summer internships in corporate law departments with New York State based companies or organizations that are willing to pay at least half the
$6,000 stipend that is granted to each intern, with Section funds supplying the other half. The hiring company decides which applicant(s) to select from the pool supplied by the law schools. The Section also works through the New York Bar Foundation to
fund one NFP intern. This Committee has also set up a mentoring program for current interns and internship alumni.
Membership - This Committee works in various ways to help maintain and increase Section membership each year and sponsors occasional Membership Appreciation and Networking events as a benefit to Section members.
View archives of the the Section videos here.