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2024 ACC Top 10 30-Somethings Awards

The ACC Top 10 30-Somethings awards recognize in-house counsel trailblazers for their innovation, approach to challenges, well-rounded perspectives, contributions to the in-house community, and pro bono and volunteer work.

Awards are are graciously sponsored by Saul Ewing and presented at the ACC Corporate Counsel University®.

Top 10 30-Somethings awardees are given special participation opportunities as speakers, authors, and mentors for ACC, connected with Top 30s alumni, and profiled in the ACC Docket.


The nomination period for 2024 closes on February 5, so complete your nominations soon! ACC is excited for your terrific participation!


You will be prompted to create an OpenWater account so that you can save and edit your nomination until you are ready to submit it.


In-house counsel must be between the ages of 30 and 39 at the time of nomination and show outstanding achievement in their profession. Self-nomination is acceptable and encouraged.

Criteria for selection

The nominee has added value to their legal department, organization/company, and/or the in-house community through:

  • Innovation
  • Anticipating, proactively preventing, or approaching challenges
  • A well-rounded perspective/thinking beyond legal
  • Advocacy efforts, participation in cases that champion the in-house community, and/or advancing diversity in the profession
  • Pro bono and/or community service work


Past award recipients and in-house peers who serve on the ACC Board of Directors and the ACC Docket Advisory Board act as judges.


Have a question? Email top30s@acc.com.


Do I need to be an ACC member to submit a nomination?

No. Members and non-members are eligible to apply for the Top 10 30-Somethings awards.

Are the nominations restricted to a specific geographic region?

No. Nominees from around the world are invited to apply.

Do I have to create an account on this platform to submit a nomination?

Yes. You will have to create a nominations account with a username and password to submit. This will allow you to save and edit your nomination until you are ready to submit it.