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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  • Upcoming Events
    • 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).

    • YLS Trial Academy 2017, Scholarship Application

      The New York State Bar Association Trial Academy is a five-day trial techniques program that will teach, advance and improve the courtroom skills of young and new lawyers with an emphasis on direct participation.

      This year's program will be held at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York from April 5 through April 9, 2017 .  For more information, please contact Megan O'Toole at


      The Corporate Counsel Section is offering one (1) scholarship. This scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee (approximately $875.00) which includes Academy materials, continental breakfast, NYSBA-sponsored luncheons, and welcoming and closing cocktail receptions. The recipient will also be reimbursed up to $300.00 towards travel expenses and lodging (additional information provided on application).

      Qualification criteria: Applicants must be members of The New York State Bar Association and be admitted to practice less than 10 years. In order to nominate yourself or another individual, please complete this scholarship application and email or fax the completed application along with any supporting documentation by March 15th to Adriana Favreau at

  • 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

    Jana Behe Section Chair 2017

    Jana Springer Behe, Esq., is Director of Contracts and General Counsel for NYSTEC. Jana, who is primarily focused on risk management, compliance, contracts, and governance for the company, has vast experience with contractual and procurement development and compliance. She has assisted numerous agencies with procurement advice and provides internal quality review for a variety of NYSTEC engagements.  She is a member of the NYSTEC Leadership Team and provides direct support to the CEO and the NYSTEC Board of Directors. She is also a leading voice on the NYSTEC Community Involvement Group, an internal committee that recognizes the value of NYSTEC’s charitable mission and works collaboratively to help benefit society.

    Jana received her BA with honors from the University of Rochester and her JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition, she is a Co-Chair of the NYS Forum IT Procurement Work Group; Chair of the Albany YMCA Branch Board of Advisors; Chair for the New York State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section (CCS); CCS Delegate to the NYSBA House of Delegates; and both a program committee member of and sponsoring mentor to the Kenneth G. Standard Diversity Internship program. 

    View Member Perspectives on the Corporate Counsel Section: 

    View 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