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ACC Launches Mentoring Program with MOSAIC

Volume 37 , Number 2 , Page 71-72

From left to right: ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson; Cofounder of MOSAIC Emma Sharpe; ACC Northeast Chapter President Karen Valentine; ACC Northeast Chapter Administrator Julie Duffy; Cofounder of MOSAIC Claire Debney; ACC Northeast Chapter Vice President Gemma Dreher; GC of Shire Pharmaceuticals Bill Mordan; and ACC AVP for Leadership Development Tori Payne.


On December 12, 2018, more than 100 attendees joined the ACC Northeast Chapter at Shire Headquarters in Boston to learn about Mentoring Opportunities Shared Amongst In-house Counsel (MOSAIC), a new mentoring program for in-house lawyers. The Northeast Chapter has agreed to be the first chapter to pilot this new program for ACC.

MOSAIC founders and in-house counsel, Claire Debney and Emma Sharpe, launched MOSAIC in the United Kingdom with 100 mentoring pairs matched over a short period of time. With Debney and Sharpe’s in-house experience and a robust technology platform that matches members based on preferences indicated, including geography, industry, practice area, and years in practice.

Two lawyers at a conference.

MOSAIC Founders Emma Sharpe and Clair Debney.


Through this partnership, ACC hopes to enhance its ability to enable productive connections, collaboration, and engagement between members with similar interest — a key component of ACC’s Strategic Plan 2.0. The MOSAIC program has already produced successful mentoring pairs from ACC member companies like Canon, Shire Pharmaceuticals, VISA, and more, and ACC expects to replicate this success as it expands into more regions.

Lawyers at a conference.

ACC Northeast Chapter President Karen Valentine and Vice President Gemma Dreher.



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