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ACC Foundation Hosts 2024 Cybersecurity Summit, Highlighting Threats and Innovations Specifically for the Legal Community

— April 11, 2024

“The ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit is the leading cybersecurity and data privacy conference specially tailored for the legal community,” said Veta T. Richardson, ACC Foundation president.

Washington – The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACC Foundation) hosted the 8th annual Cybersecurity Summit. Held on the campus of UCLA, the sold-out conference brought together law firms, corporations, and government officials to share and learn about preventing, preparing for, and responding to data breaches. Fifty-seven percent of the more than 200 attendees, speakers, and sponsors belonged to diverse groups, making this one of the most diverse conferences related to cybersecurity and data privacy.

“The ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit is the leading cybersecurity and data privacy conference specially tailored for the legal community,” said Veta T. Richardson, ACC Foundation president and ACC president & CEO. “With the timely topics covered by recognized subject matter experts in private industry and the federal government, no other conference equals the depth, breadth, and diversity of the ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit. I thank all of the attendees, speakers, sponsors, advisory board, and staff for making this another successful event filled with actionable information law firms and in-house professionals can apply in their organizations.”

Session topics included:

A padlock superimposed over a blue circuit board pattern.; image by jaydeep_ CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.
Image by jaydeep_ CC0, via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Fireside Chat with U.S. Cyber Command GC Peter Hayden
  • Navigating the Nexus – Diversity in AI and Cybersecurity with Charlotte Burrows, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Responding to a Cybersecurity Incident – An Interactive Tabletop Exercise for the C-Suite
  • SEC Cyber Incident and Risk Management Disclosure Readiness
  • GenAI & Cybersecurity – Integrating Cyber Risk into your AI Governance Strategy
  • And many more.

“In-house counsel and law firms play an integral role in preventing, preparing for, and responding to a cyber incident and this Summit aims to provide them with the specific information they need,” said Jennifer Chen, ACC Foundation executive director. “Summit speakers made it perfectly clear that the threats posed by cyber criminals are only intensifying in scope and innovation, and that we must all remain vigilant in staying as up-to-date and prepared as possible.  This of course included a greater focus on the current and future impacts of artificial intelligence. I am incredibly grateful to everyone involved for so graciously giving their time and expertise to help their peers in the legal community.”

About the ACC Foundation: The ACC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves in-house counsel needs and their organizations by driving diversity, equity, and inclusion and pro bono initiatives by providing research, resources, leadership, and professional development opportunities. The ACC Foundation partners with corporations, law firms, legal service providers and bar associations to assist in the furtherance of these goals. For more information, visit:  

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the premier global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other organizations through information, education, networking, and advocacy. For more than 40 years, ACC has set the standard for in-house counsel and raised awareness regarding the value of the chief legal officer in the C-suite and boardroom. With more than 45,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations and spanning 100+ nations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel® remains the foundation for ACC’s market leadership. For more information, visit and follow ACC on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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