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General Counsels Forum (Invite-only)

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.


The General Counsels Forum convenes through the NRF Workforce & Operations Benchmarking conference call on Mondays and Wednesdays and meets at in-person events, including NRF’s annual convention and expo, held in New York City each January, and the annual Retail Law Summit.


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 membershipinfo@nrf.com to learn more.


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NRF General Counsels Forum interest form

NRF General Counsels Forum Resources

NRF Connect is an online discussion forum exclusively for council members to facilitate collaboration and problem solving for critical business challenges that arise throughout the year. The General Counsel Forum channel can be accessed here

NRF council members can join the members-only Listserv for ongoing collaboration and discussion. To learn more, please contact gc@forum.nrf.com.

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Interested in joining a council, but unsure which one is right for you or unsure of your company’s membership status? We want you to be part of our retail community. Connect with the team today at membershipinfo@nrf.com to learn more.