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The American College of Governance Counsel is a professional, educational, and honorary association of lawyers widely-recognized for their achievements in the field of governance. The mission of the College is to promote a high level of professional standards among governance lawyers along with a better understanding and broader adoption of best practices within business organizations.
Through its programs, the College will address the major issues facing governance practitioners and their clients including shareholder engagement; developing challenges to traditional models of governance; improved management of risks; and an increasingly complex regulatory and enforcement environment.
Membership in the College is extended by invitation only to lawyers who have practiced law for a minimum of 15 years, while devoting at least 10 of those practice years focused on the field of governance. Fellows spend a substantial amount of their time in boardrooms advising directors in a variety of circumstances such as shareholder activism and engagement, management succession, internal investigations, disclosure obligations, shareholder litigation, and a broad range of regulatory and governmental matters.
The Board of Trustees has selected an inaugural class of 36 Fellows to join its 14 founding Trustees and Honorary Co-Chairs, creating an initial group of 50 Fellows.
The Board of Trustees has also admitted 9 Honorary Fellows, many of whom are retired lawyers who have rendered distinguished service in the governance field during their careers.
You may refer to the relevant tabs above for complete rosters of Board of Trustees and Officers and the 2015 Class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows.
John F. Olson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5306
Frank M. Placenti
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1 E. Washington St., #2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004