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Top 10 30-Somethings

The nomination period for ACC's 2020 "Top 10 30-Somethings" opens soon.

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


Nominations will be accepted from Oct.27 through Dec.6, 2019. Honorees will be notified by March 2020.


Attorneys must be between age 30 and 39 on Dec. 31, 2019, and show outstanding achievement in their profession. Self-nominating is acceptable.

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

Preview the Top 10 30-Something questions (PDF) to prepare.


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

Award Presentation

The 2020 Top 10 30-Somethings plaques will be presented during the annual Corporate Counsel University event in Denver, CO from June 24-26, 2020.



For more information

Contact Danielle Maldonado at [email protected] or +1 202.696.1550.