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Lawyers Committee

The NRF Lawyers Committee is composed of in-house retail attorneys and legal executives selected by the NRF General Counsel's 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.


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, NRF’s vice president and deputy general counsel.


NRF Lawyers Committee interest form

Lawyers Committee 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 Lawyers Committee channel can be accessed here.

All retail members of NRF can join working groups led by NRF and Seyfarth Shaw LLP to produce guidance and tools for retailers during the pandemic. Join the NRF working groups and stay current on the latest resources.

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Guidance for retailers from Operation Open Doors on how to bring people back from furlough and layoffs.
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Retail Events
NRF produces and supports events all year long. Explore our featured events below or browse through our full calendar.
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Interested in joining?

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.