Lawyers Committee

Connect with retail legal leaders

The NRF Lawyers Committee is composed of in-house retail attorneys and legal executives selected by the NRF General Counsels Forum, or at NRF’s discretion, to discuss legal issues faced by retailers and explore trends and best practices related to litigation, technology and innovation, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, real estate, antitrust and other substantive areas of law.

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NRF will host regional dinners this fall for in-house counsel to network, share best practices and collaborate on pressing issues facing our industry. More information is coming soon.  

These dinners will provide certificates of attendance for CLE, when applicable, to help members seeking credit from specific state bars. These events also connect members with law firms that can offer CLE credit.   


The NRF Lawyers Committee is open to legal counsel and senior legal executives within NRF member retail companies, such as in-house counsel (corporate, litigation, real estate, employment, etc.), general counsel direct reports (associate, deputy, assistant) and legal executives (litigation executive, senior legal advisor, etc.), or at NRF’s discretion. 

How to get involved

To join the NRF Lawyers Committee or learn more about NRF’s legal-related resources, fill out the form below or contact Ceara Flake, vice president and deputy general counsel at NRF.

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

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 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 NRF Retail Law Resource Center is a hub for in-house retail counsel to connect with peers, track legal trends and best practices, and learn the latest strategies on guiding and advising organizations. From on-demand CLE webinars and litigation risk updates to benchmarking surveys and compliance training tools, the NRF Retail Law Resource Center offers invaluable insights and relationships for retail lawyers and legal professionals. 

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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 to learn more.