Seasoned Leadership

For Clients. For the Profession.

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.

Membership in the College currently includes 110+ Fellows and Honorary Fellows. You may refer to the  relevant tabs above for complete rosters of Board of Trustees and Officers and the new 2020 Class of Fellows.