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
    • Understanding the Moral Compass of In-House Lawyers -- July 14


      Thursday, July 14, 2016 
      NYU Stern School of Business 
      Kaufman Management Center 
      11th Floor 
      New York, New York 
      5:00 - 6:30 pm

      This is a complimentary program, with CLE Ethics credit provided by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.  

      Hosted by: Ethical Systems 
      Co-sponsored by: 
      New York State Bar Association, International Section 
      New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section 

      Azish Filabi, CEO, Ethical Systems (moderator) 
      Jim Lager, GAO and University of Maryland  
      Richard Moorhead, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws 
      John F. Sherman III, SHIFT, General Counsel & Senior Advisor 
      J. Richard Supple, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 
      Steven Vaughan, CEPLER, Birmingham Law School  

      About the program: 
      The past 20 years have resulted in a shifting landscape of the practice of law, a corporate in-house departments have greatly expanded, while competition and consolidation has altered private practice at law firms. You are invited to join us in a discussion of the ethical implications of this shifting landscape, as highlighted by the evidence shown in a pioneering UK-based survey of 400 in-house lawyers working in commercial, government and third sectors conducted by Professor Richard Moorhead, Director     of  the Centre for Ethics and Law, University College London

      The survey provides a unique profile of individual in-house lawyers and their teams’ orientations, the invocation of professional principles, ethical infrastructure, ethical pressure and relationships with the employer. The survey also goes a step further and relates these issues to externally validated indicators of ethical inclination (moral attentiveness and moral disengagement). Professors Moorhead and Vaughan will discuss the survey results, and its implications for the practice of law, alongside a panel of experienced practitioners moderated by Azish Filabi, CEO of  Ethical Systems , who will discuss the principles and survey takeaways that could guide the role of in-house lawyers for the next 20 years. 

      The research is authored by Richard Moorhead, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws, Steven Vaughan, CEPLER, Birmingham Law School , Cristina Godinho, Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL, Paul Gilbert, LBC Wise Counsel and Stephen Mayson, Centre for Ethics and Law, UCL Laws. 

      To RSVP to this event, email

      For more information about the International Section,contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.orgor the Corporate Counsel Section, contact Adriana Favreau at

    • 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.
      This program, which provides four (4) credits in ethics and professionalism, will satisfy the ethics requirement for the full two-year biennial reporting cycle. For newly admitted attorneys, it will satisfy their ethics requirement for one year (newly admitted attorneys cannot carry over ethics credit for one year to the next).


      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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  • 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