WMACCA Names Finalists for 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards — Winners to be announced at October 17 awards gala — Business Wire WASHINGTON -- September 3, 2013 Today, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) announced the finalists for its 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards. The awards honor the work of the region’s leading in-house practitioners over the past year in the following categories -- Outstanding Chief Legal Officer, Outstanding In-House Counsel, Outstanding Paraprofessional, Outstanding Law Department, and Community Service. WMACCA will announce the winners during its 9^th Annual Corporate Counsel Awards Reception at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Va. on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The 15 finalists for the 2013 WMACCA Corporate Counsel Awards are: Outstanding Chief Legal Officer: *Michael Bisignano, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Blackboard Inc. *Suzanne Rich Folsom, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, ACADEMI LLC *Ho Shin, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary, Millennial Media, Inc. Outstanding In-House Counsel: *Andrea L. Charters, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Rosetta Stone Inc. *Buddy Omohundro, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Apex Systems, Inc. *Deena Williamson, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Williams Lea, Inc. Outstanding Paraprofessional: *Philip Fletcher, Legal Assistant and Contract Administrator, HMSHost Corporation *Marianne Peters, Principal Litigation Specialist, Capital One Services, LLC *Laura Stevens, Senior Paralegal, Apex Systems, Inc. Outstanding Law Department: *ACADEMI LLC *The Advisory Board Company *Apex Systems, Inc. *Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Community Service Award: *Evan Farber, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Advisory Board Company *David Miller, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, SkyLink Aviation Inc. "WMACCA is delighted to once again highlight the important work done by so many talented individuals and legal departments in our region," said Anne L. Milem, chair of the Corporate Counsel Awards and vice president and associate general counsel, Sallie Mae, Inc. "These finalists illustrate the various ways in which the in-house legal team plays an integral role in making its organization stronger and more successful." The finalists were selected from a large pool of nominations submitted by the legal community-at-large in response to an open call for nominations. The panel of judges for the Corporate Counsel Awards is comprised of the following leaders in the business and legal communities in this region: *Daniel F. Attridge, Dean, The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University *Michael J. Baxter, President of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Principal, Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones PA *Mike Daniels, Chairman, GlobalLogic, Inc. *Andrea C. Ferster, President, D.C. Bar, and Principal, Law Offices of Andrea C. Ferster *Patricia A. Lenahan, Commercial Team Leader, TD Bank *Karen M. Litsinger, President of WMACCA, and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mirixa Corporation *Sandra Jones McNinch, Immediate Past Chair, Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, and General Counsel, Virginia Economic Development Partnership *Anne L. Milem, Chair of the Corporate Counsel Awards, Member of the WMACCA Board of Directors, and VP and Associate General Counsel, Sallie Mae Inc. *Veta T. Richardson, President and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel The Corporate Counsel Awards were created in 2005 in celebration of WMACCA's 25th anniversary. In just nine years, the WMACCA Corporate Counsel Awards have become a well-recognized and sought-after honor for members of the in-house community in the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Virginia and suburban Maryland. For a list of all previous Award winners, please visit http://www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca/awards.cfm. Registration for the Awards Reception is now open at http://www.cvent.com/d/54q77x. About WMACCA With more than 2,200 members, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) serves the professional needs of in-house counsel in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland, and Virginia. WMACCA is the regional chapter of the global Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). WMACCA members participate in more than 90 professional development programs each year and keep connected through a variety of networking events and communications vehicles. WMACCA has been active in regulatory issues that affect the in-house bar, and in providing education to encourage advancements in the standards of corporate legal practice. More information about WMACCA is available on its Web site: http://wmacca.acc.com. Contact: WMACCA Ilene G. Reid Executive Director 301-881-3018 Ilene.Reid@WMACCA.com
WMACCA Names Finalists for 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards
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