COMMERCIAL LAW SECTION
National Bar Association "Section of the Year" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010!
The Commercial Law Section is one of twenty-one sections of the National Bar Association ("NBA"). Among other things, the Section is committed to bringing its members together with in-house counsel at major corporations who seek to increase the diversity of their outside counsel ranks.
The NBA Commercial Law Section is proud to announce its
Successful Transitions In and Out of Government
26th Annual NBA-CLS Corporate Counsel Conference
88th Annual Convention
PAST EVENTSNBA Commercial Law Section Annual Meeting and Reception
July 14 - 19, 2012
25th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Judicial Council/Small Firms & Solo Practitioners/Young Lawyers Division Mid-Winter Meeting
January 18-22, 2012
LaTanya Langely - Moves to Guinness Ghana Breweries
Current, NBA Commercial Law Section Executive Board Member, La Tanya Langley, Director and Senior Counsel at Diageo North America, has been appointed acting General Counsel and Company Secretary for Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited located in Accra, Ghana. LaTanya has been with Diageo since June 2008 and is currently leading all legal aspects of commercial strategy, route to market and catalyst brands at Diageo North America. LaTanya will join the GGBL Exec team with a wealth of experience in respect of providing corporate and commercial legal advice, drafting various types of supply, procurement and distributor contracts and ensuring adherence to Diageo’s compliance agenda. Join us in wishing LaTanya success in her new appointment.
Sundria Ridgley - Promoted to Deputy General Counsel at Radio One
Sundria Ridgley, past Commercial Law Section Executive Board member was recently promoted to Deputy General Counsel at Radio One effective November 1. Sundria joined Radio One in January 2006 as Associate General Counsel, and during the last 7 years she has served a tireless and effective advocate for the company. In addition to taking on additional duties as a result of her new position, Sundria’s primary responsibilities within the legal department will continue to include oversight of litigation, employment, and intellectual property matters for the company. Sundria has more than 20 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer, having worked for several national law firms and major companies prior to joining Radio One. She is a Dean’s List graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center. The Commercial Law Section congratulated Sundria on this well-deserved recognition and wishes her continued success.
Ted Woods - Moves to Parks IP Law, LLC
Former NBA Commercial Law Section Executive Board Member, Ted Wood has joined the newly-created DC office of Parks IP Law, LLC. Parks IP Law was founded in 2004 and upon inception, was immediately retained by its first multi-national corporate client. The firm’s current client base consists almost exclusively of Fortune and Global 500, pace-setting organizations. At Parks, Ted will continue all aspects of his current IP practice, including commercializing and monetizing IP, particularly in areas related to security and resiliency of the electric grid. Best wishes in your new job, Ted!