58th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute

September 26 - 27, 2019 • Chicago


Registrations must be made in advance. On-site registration is only available as space permits and requires an additional $100 fee. Registration is for both days of the program for one individual. Shared registration is not available. If you have not received an email confirmation prior to the start of the program, you are not considered registered. Please contact our office to verify.

If you have any questions about the registration process or would prefer to register by fax or mail, please call (312) 503-8932 or email us.


The Corporate Counsel Institute is held in Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University and not on the Evanston campus.

Questions? Contact us.


Regular tuition for in-house counsel is $425* per person. Regular tuition for firm attorneys or service providers is $900* per person.

Tuition includes all sessions, continental breakfast, lunches, coffee breaks, a reception, and extensive program materials.

Group Discounts

In-house Counsel: $325* each when you register 3 or more from the same company.

Firm Attorneys: Our firm affiliate package offers 8 registrations to extend to your clients or firm colleagues as well as marketing benefits prior to, during, and after the institute. For more information please visit our affiliate page or contact for more information.

*Rates increase by $50 after August 15th.

Course Materials

For registered participants, course materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the event. Registrants will also receive a set of course materials on USB drive upon check-in. Registrants and non-registrants may purchase additional copies of the materials for $100. You may bring your laptop to the program - power strips and WiFi will be available in the plenary sessions.

Cancellation Policy

Full-tuition refunds will be made for all written cancellations received by September 13. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after September 13. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after September 20, 2019.


A small block of rooms has been reserved for registrants at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile located at 633 North St. Clair Street. The special rate of $265 plus tax will be available until all rooms have been reserved or until September 4, 2019. Reservations may be made online via the hotel's reservations website or by calling 877-803-7534.

You may also visit Northwestern Law's accommodations page to view a list of additional hotels nearby. Some of the hotels offer discounted NU rates, so please inquire when making your reservation.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

As a program sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the Corporate Counsel Institute is recognized for mandatory continuing legal education credits in most states. Northwestern Law is an accredited CLE provider in the state of Illinois.

Estimated credit hours are 11.75 for states with a 60-minute credit hour, and 14.1 for those with a 50-minute credit hour. There is no designated ethics session in this year's program, although some attendees may qualify for one hour of mental health credit. Questions about CLE may be directed to the Office of Professional and Continuing Legal Education at or by phone at (312) 503-8932.

Affiliate Program

Affiliates of the Corporate Counsel Institute are law firms and corporations that wish to better understand the issues impacting business today in a shared educational experience with colleagues, clients, and friends. This package includes discounted registrations and marketing benefits. For more information contact Peter Skrabacz at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your organization to the corporate counsel community by taking advantage of our sponsorship opportunities. Our packages offer a variety of benefits including marketing, registration discounts, on-site visibility, and much more. For additional information please contact Peter Skrabacz at for available opportunities.