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.
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    ARE YOU CONNECTED? Learn more about the Corporate Counsel Section's Online Community - Free to members!
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    Annual Meeting 2017!
  • Upcoming Events
    • Corporate Counsel Nominating Committee Report

      Pursuant to Articles VI and VII of the Bylaws of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association, the following shall constitute the slate of candidates proposed by the Nominating Committee. Each of these candidates, as well as any other candidates who may be duly nominated in accordance with the Section’s Bylaws, will be presented for election at the Section’s Annual Meeting to be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City in the Regent Room, 2nd Floor, starting at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

      The NYSBA CCS Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the proposed slate of officers and members for 2017:


      2017 Chair: Jana S. Behe
      2017 Chair Elect: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi
      Vice Chair: Jessica D. Thaler.Treasurer: Yamicha Stephenson
      Secretary: Naomi K. Hills
      House of Delegates: Elizabeth J. Shampnoi & Natalie Sulimani
      (Alternate: Position Still Open)
      Section Caucus: David B. Perlman and Jessica Thaler

      Executive Committee Members being re-nominated (3 year term):
      Mitch Borger
      Barbara Levi
      Steve Nachimson
      David Perlman
      David Rothenberg

    • 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.

    Read Now >

    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