College Activities

Every year the College hosts Fellows Briefings as part of our ongoing College education and development programs. During these hour-long presentations, the College representatives to other organizations, and other speakers, provide information on numerous topics, including (but not limited to) updates on laws and regulations, as well as non-ACCFL task force or committee/commission activities. 

ACCFL holds its Annual Meeting & Dinner in the Spring, and a Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar in the Fall each year. 

Although a separate event, the College gathers for its Annual Meeting & Dinner on the Saturday following the ABA Business Law Section Spring meeting.  At the College's Annual Meeting, fellows vote for Officers for the upcoming year, as well as for new Regents who will serve for three years on the College's Board, replacing a graduating class of Regents. Officers and Committee Chairs update the fellowship on the past year's activities and project outcomes, and report on progress toward College goals.  Plans for the upcoming year are reviewed.  

New Fellows, whose nomination for Fellowship have been approved by the Board of Regents, are presented to the College. Prestigious awards are presented during the meeting. 

The 2020 Annual Meeting & Dinner that was to be held at the Harvard Club of Boston, on March 28, 2020, was CANCELLED due to COVID-19.. College Fellows were sent further information by email, directly to their individual email addresses.  

WATCH THE WEBSITE, and Fellows watch your emails, for updated information about the College's 2020 Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar, as it becomes available.  New Fellows and any award winners will be honored at the next in-person College event!

Major Sponsors for the next in-person events include:                 and     Fennemore Craig, and individual Fellow Patrick (Buzz) Guida (of Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.), all who pledged a sponsorship for the 2020 Annual Meeting & Dinner.

For information about Past Annual Meetings & Dinners, including photos, please see "Past College Events".

The College hosts a yearly Fall Dinner and Advanced Seminar, which follows the ABA Business Law Annual Meeting.  The Dinner has grown in popularity, perhaps because it allows Fellows the opportunity to share a special time with College colleagues.  The Advanced Seminar is led by Fellows who have a breadth of knowledge and experience in a topic chosen by the College that is timely and relevant to the current state of corporate finance law.  The Advanced Seminar is interactive and lively, despite its early Sunday morning time.  

The College is pleased to announce its 2019 Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar.   The Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 14, at the University Club of Washington D.C., following the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting.  The Club’s culinary team is renowned for its imaginative presentations and tantalizing fare, as well as its luxurious surroundings. The University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, NW, is under a mile from the Marriott Marquis DC, the ABA headquarters hotel.  

This year’s Fall Advanced SeminarDistributed Ledger Technology and the UCC, will feature Professor and Fellow Charles W. “Chuck” Mooney, Jr.University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Professor Carla L. Reyes, Michigan State University College of Law.  The topic is particularly timely as the American Law Institute and the Uniform Law Commission launch their Joint Study Committee on the UCC and Emerging Technology.  Through the kindness of Fellow Scott A. Lessne, the seminar will be held on Sunday morning, September 15, at the Washington, DC offices of Crowell & Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (at Tenth Street; about 10 blocks from ABA BLS meeting hotels).  Registration information has been sent directly to ACCFL Fellows!

The College gratefully acknowledges major sponsors:         and     

ACCFL also thanks its other sponsors for this event that included:  Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP CSC GlobalPatrick (Buzz) Guida (of Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.),  Fennemore Craig PCSidley Austin LLP,  and White & Case LLP.   

For information about past Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminars, see "Past College Events"

College Fellows are representatives to other organizations.

Fellows are Involved in other organization group projects designed to advance the practice of commercial law.  ACCFL Fellows are considered both participants and observers that represent the College.  Fellow participants provide updates through Observer Briefing Calls.  See Representatives to Other Organizations for further information about the various projects in which ACCFL colleagues are involved. Please go to Observer Briefing Calls for more detailed information about this College program.