Published: Sept. 17, 2014

The University of Colorado Law School will host the first-ever Corporate Counsel Intensive Institute (CCII) January 5-9, 2015, at the Wolf Law Building in Boulder, Colorado. CCII is an intensive one-week course designed to immerse prospective or new in-house counsel in the best practices of being an effective and strategic in-house counsel.

This innovative program reflects a unique collaboration among seven of the most dynamic and progressive General Counsel in the nation, all of whom will teach key modules in the program.  The seven in-house leaders are:

  • Mark Roellig – MassMutual
  • Kim Rivera – DaVita
  • Laura Stein – Clorox
  • Randy Milch – Verizon
  • Mark Chandler – Cisco Systems
  • Susan Blount – Prudential Financial
  • Fiona Arnold – Vail Resorts (former)

“Colorado Law is committed to enhancing its world-class legal education with additional tools and context to enable our students and the legal community to thrive and make meaningful contributions as in-house lawyers,” explained Colorado Law Dean Phil Weiser. “This unique course will enable lawyers to learn from the best in terms of how to succeed in the in-house environment.”

CCII will enhance the effectiveness of current in-house counsel and facilitate the transition for those new to in-house practice. “CCII is a unique opportunity for new and existing in-house counsel to accelerate their understanding and mastery of the unique skills that enable in-house counsel to be most effective and succeed in this environment,” said Fiona Arnold, former general counsel at Vail Resorts.  

“As a lawyer transitioning from private practice, I found this course to be extremely valuable. The use of the case method gave me an opportunity to go beyond a passive review of the skills and attributes of highly effective in-house counsel,” said Patrice Sabach, attorney at MassMutual.

“Unlike traditional CLE opportunities, CCII is driven by background reading and real life case studies for discussion in their class,” said Mark Roellig, general counsel of MassMutual. “Each class is both interactive and instructional, putting students in the position of General Counsel and asking them to work through the issues at hand using the skills and information learned in the class. To my knowledge, there is no program out there of this kind.”

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