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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.

Membership in the College currently includes 106 Fellows and Honorary Fellows. You may refer to the  relevant tabs above for complete rosters of Board of Trustees and Officers and the new 2017 Class of Fellows.


ACGC Governance Institute 2020
New York, NY

On March 18 and 19, 2020, The College will conduct its 2020 Governance Institute where participants will be examining The Purpose of the Corporation in a day-long series lectures and panel discussions.

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