ACC Israel is the Israeli chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), uniting over 45,000 in-house counsels from more than 10,000 leading corporations and commercial organizations from a variety of practice fields worldwide.
ACC Israel was established in 2000 as the first organized Israeli forum for in-house counsel working in Israeli corporations and commercial bodies for the purpose of reinforcing, advancing and representing in-house counsel. The organization operates as a non-profit organization and runs on the good intentions of volunteering counsels. Today, the organization is a powerful source for professional updates and personal contacts for in-house counsel.
The uniqueness of ACC Israel is in providing a business - legal - social platform for Israeli attorneys who practice law in legal departments of business and commercial bodies, while creating a supportive environment for professional growth, synergy of opinions, opportunities to meet colleagues and fellow counsels and to create personal and corporate involvement.
Over 400 in-house counsel from leading Israeli companies have become members of the organization, including counsels from Bank Leumi, Teva, Elbit, Rafael, Ness, Orange, ECI, Teva, Hamashbir LaZarchan, Mellanox, ICL (Israel Chemicals), Nokia, HP, Leadcom, Telit, Keter, Motorola, Netafim, Taldor and many others.
ACC Israel members enjoy a widespread network of personal contacts which create a home for knowledge enrichment on issues that are daily dealt with by in-house corporate counsel in Israel, providing answers to questions and professional opinions through access to fellow counsels, quarterly conventions, professional forums, direct information mailing, employment services and many more.
The organization offers its members access to a database of professional articles and documents and to online seminars, and is part of a widespread international social network of in-house counsel from leading companies across the world.
Once a year, the organization's activities peak in the annual ACC Israel conference, one of the most influential business and legal conferences in Israel, bringing together in-house counsel with senior professionals from the field of commercial law, hosting guest lecturers from leading international and Israeli law firms and providing a platform for exchange of opinions and new acquaintances between in-house counsel and colleagues from abroad.
ACC Israel represents the voice of in-house counsel professionally and exclusively in front of external bodies such as the Israeli Bar Association and the Israeli parliament, and provides its members with a supporting body opposite the complicated challenges dealt with by commercial corporations in Israel, while offering its members the opportunity to add knowledge and expertise to the in-house counsel's ultimate tool box.