ACC Greater Philadelphia’s Tips from the Top

The 2020 ACC Greater Philadelphia's Annual “Tips from the Top” program was virtually the best ever. Started by the Career Management/In Transition Committee nearly a decade ago, the program has now become an annual event, during which a panel of some of the nation’s top in-house lawyers gather to share their experiences, war stories, secrets of success, and other career advice with members.

2020 “Tips from the Top” panel
Panel from the virtual “Tips from the Top” program.

This year marked the first time that the event was held virtually, which led to the highest attendance yet. Over 150 attendees listened to words of wisdom from Yum! Brand Associate General Counsel Erika Burkhardt (Texas), SAP Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Global Customer Success and Cloud Business Group Landon Edmond (California), Primark Stores General Counsel Bill Gabovitch (Massachusetts), and Yvonne Osirim (Pennsylvania), in a panel discussion moderated, as in the past, by committee co-chair and ACC Greater Philadelphia Board Member Jonathan Margolis, vice president and counsel of Toll Brothers.

DiBruno Bros. virtual cheese pairing
DiBruno Bros. Cheesemonger Alexandra Stanton explaining the cheese pairings via Zoom.

Not only was the panel well received, but many attendees stayed for a curated cheese tasting and education session led by a cheese monger from DiBruno Bros., a long-standing local Philly tradition. Everyone who registered on time was sent the cheese and food pairings in advance to fully enjoy the experience.

“Tips from the Top” attendee at home
Kevin Griffin, ACC Greater Philadelphia co-chair and AGC at Ramboll Environ, enjoying the wine pairing during the cheese tasting.

The event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of Cozen O’Connor, from which partners Vince McGuinness and Meredith Slawe, who has been a critical part of this event since its inception, were in attendance.