Corporate Connections - A CMCP Signature Program

Corporate Connections is a unique CMCP opportunity for in-house attorneys and outside counsel to meet for focused 15-minute interviews, and begin to establish or strengthen an already existing relationship.

Who Can Participate in Corporate Connections?

Law Firm Attorneys:  To participate in Corporate Connections, law firm attorneys must either (a) be employed by a CMCP member law firm, or (b) join CMCP as an individual member, in either case with 2015 annual dues paid in full prior to the close of conference registration.  To join CMCP or to inquire about a law firm’s current membership status, contact CMCP at 415-782-8990 or via email to

In-House Counsel:  All in-house attorneys in companies and public agencies, whether or not in CMCP member organizations, are eligible to participate in Corporate Connections as long as (a) CMCP receives the attorney's fully completed registration form prior to the In-House Corporate Connections registration close date, and (b) CMCP expressly confirms the attorney's participation after reviewing his/her registration & determining that CMCP has sufficient interview space & interviewees in the practice areas selected, and has not already filled all the interview tables allocated to the attorney's company or public agency.

Make Corporate Connections Work for You:

Read CMCP’s guidelines and expectations for you and those with whom you will interview:
    > Outside Counsel: Ten Commandments for Successful Corporate Connections
    > In-House Counsel: Seven Steps to Successful Corporate Connections
Be sure to include all relevant practice areas when registering for your interviews.  Before registering, review CMCP’s 2015 Corporate Connections Practice Areas.

2015 Corporate Participants Include:

Partial List. Check back as additional companies will be added as CMCP receives registrations.

  • Bank of America
  • PayPal
  • Bank of the West
  • PG&E Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Phenomenex, Inc.
  • Facebook
  • RGP
  • FNS, Inc.
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • GoDaddy
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Harman International Industries
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Herbalife International of America, Inc.
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • UC Davis
  • IMAX Corporation
  • University of California
  • Intel Corporation
  • Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • Wells Fargo
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Westlake Financial Services
  • Panavision Inc.

Corporate Connections Matching:

CMCP cannot guarantee that an attorney who registers for the conference and to participate in Corporate Connections will have scheduled interviews.  Factors that affect interview scheduling include (a) the practice areas & other interview parameters specified by each registrant, (b) potential conflicts of interest, and (c) each registrant’s “Do Not Match” list.

Registration fees will not be refunded if an attorney has no scheduled Corporate Connections interviews or for any reason cannot meet with a scheduled company or firm.  Remember - Corporate Connections is just one of many ways in which connections are made, and relationships are built, at the CMCP Annual Business Conference.

CMCP will send complete interview information to those registered for Corporate Connections as soon as feasible after registration closes.  If interview slots become available after notification, they will be filled on-site at the conference.

And a special note for CMCP’s Law Firm participants...

CMCP assigns Corporate Connections interviews on a law firm (not individual attorney) basis.  Each firm is responsible for designating the individual(s) or team to attend scheduled interviews.  In making that decision, remember that:

  • Every attorney who attends Corporate Connections interviews must be registered for the full conference.
  • Interviews are only 15 minutes.  Attorneys representing the firm should be well prepared and able to discuss concisely the relevant practice area.
  • Interviewers generally expect to meet with attorneys of color with expertise in the designated interview practice areas.

Do Not Match Requests:

CMCP understands there may be companies, public agencies or law firms with which an organization cannot meet due to conflicts or other reasons.

On September 22, 2015 we will send each attorney registered for Corporate Connections a list of law firms or companies/public agencies then registered so you can let us know if there is any firm or company/public agency with which you cannot interview.  Responses will be due at close of business on September 30, 2015 – so mark your calendar.


 Photos from 2014 Business Conference