Women’s Corporate Counsel Leadership Seminar, sponsored by Moffatt Thomas and the Association of Corporate Counsel

 LAWYERS AS LEADERS – Spring Women’s Corporate Counsel Leadership Seminar.

The Association of Corporate Counsel, Mountain West Chapter, and the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas, are hosting an inaugural ACC event on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

ACC Women's Corporate Counsel Leadership SeminarACC members and special in-house counsel guests are invited to participate in this exciting discussion.  Following a social time for networking and introductions, a panel of experienced corporate and private attorneys will discuss issues specific to women in-house counsel and leadership within their profession.

Panelists include Christine Nicholas, President of Moffatt Thomas;  Jacque Palmer, COO of Gowan Company (headquartered in Yuma, Arizona);  Peg Dougherty, Associate General Counsel of St. Luke’s Health System; and Demi Fisher, Director of Sustainability and Senior Associate General Counsel of Micron Technology, Inc.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at the Arid Club in Boise.  The panel discussion will be broadcast live to a gathering of in-house attorneys and invited guests at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Idaho Falls.  Registration is required.  For registration information, contact Moffatt Thomas via telephone:  208.345.2000.

mtwestThe Association of Corporate Counsel is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. More information on the Association for Corporate Counsel, Mountain West Chapter, is available on their website:

nicholas_christine_7384Christine E. Nicholas is a Shareholder and president of the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas.  Christine is a seasoned business, real estate and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems.  Chambers USA described Christine as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general business matters.  Christine has been recognized by leading legal associations and other groups including the 2009 Burton Award for Legal Excellence; Woman of the Year Leadership Award, Boise Chapter; National Association of Women Business Owners, 2009; and Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, 2000.  The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) inducted Ms. Nicholas as a member in their organizations in 2015.

Moffatt Thomas, an Idaho law firm, has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Moffatt Thomas attorneys focus on the realities of their clients’ continually evolving business needs.  Like their clients, Moffatt Thomas uses innovative technology as an efficient and productive tool, allowing more time to understand clients’ needs and envision where those businesses will be tomorrow.

Leading Idaho Law. Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture, employment law and more by bringing together many of the top legal minds across Idaho. More information on this event is available online,

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