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Top 10 30-Somethings

The nomination period for ACC's 2019 "Top 10 30-Somethings" is closed.

ACC's "Top 10 30-Somethings" awards program recognize in-house counsel rising stars for their innovation, global perspectives, proactive practice, advocacy efforts, and pro bono and community service work.


Attorneys must be between age 30 and 39 on Dec. 31, 2018, and show outstanding achievement in their profession. Self-nominating is acceptable. Nominations must be completed and received by December 14, 2018. Honorees will be notified by March 2019.

Criteria for selection

The nominee has added value to his or her legal department, organization/company, and/or the in-house community through:

  • Innovation
  • Anticipating and proactively preventing or approaching challenges
  • A strong global perspective
  • Advocacy efforts, participation in cases that champion the in-house community, and/or advancing diversity in the profession
  • Pro bono and/or community service work

Click here for a PDF of the Top 10 30-Something questions.


In-house peers who serve on ACC's Board of Directors and the ACC Docket Advisory Board will act as judges.

Award Presentation

The 2019 Top 10 30-Somethings plaques will be presented during the annual Corporate Counsel University event in Minneapolis in June 2019.



Nomination form

Submit your nomination here.

For more information

Contact Joshua Shields at [email protected] or +1 202.349.1509.