General Counsels Forum (Invite-only)

Connect with retail general counsel

The General Counsels Forum is open exclusively to the most senior legal officers among NRF's retail membership. This forum provides members with the opportunity to share strategy and ideas for addressing cutting-edge legal and management issues of concern to retail law departments.

The forum provides certificates of attendance for CLE, when applicable, to help members seeking credit from specific state bars. The forum also connects members with law firms that can offer CLE credit.

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Join us for NRF Retail Law Summit

March 5-7, 2024
Free virtual event

Elevate your legal expertise in the retail industry at the NRF Retail Law Summit. Join us March 5-7, 2024, for three days of immersive learning. The best part? It's FREE, on demand and, if eligible, you can earn CLE and SHRM credits.

Designed specifically to tackle the unique legal challenges faced by retail organizations, this annual virtual Zoom event is a must-attend for in-house attorneys, risk and compliance officers, HR professionals and legal counsels.

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The forum meets twice a year. Meetings provide the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts, share information and best practices, and network with other GCs and industry leaders. In addition, members are welcome to join the NRF Workforce & Operations Benchmarking conference call on Mondays.


The NRF General Counsels Forum extends invitations to the most senior legal officers within NRF retail member companies, such as the senior counsel, general counsel, chief legal officer, senior executive, SVP or EVP. 

*Although this council is invite-only, we always encourage senior leaders to inquire

How to get involved:

To join the NRF General Counsel Forum or learn more about NRF’s legal-related resources, fill out the form below or contact Stephanie Martz, NRF’s chief administrative officer and general counsel.

The NRF General Counsels Forum extends invitations to the most senior legal officers within NRF retail member companies, such as the senior counsel, general counsel, chief legal officer, senior executive, SVP or EVP.

Not sure about your company membership status? Please contact to learn more.


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NRF General Counsels Forum interest form

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