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HydroOne Networks’ Senior Counsel Honored as In-house Lawyer of the Year

Senior Legal CounselSanjeevDhawan Received ACC’s Robert I. Townsend Member of the Year Award for Leadership and Volunteer Contributions to the In-house Community

Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2011) – The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is pleased to honor SanjeevDhawan, senior legal counsel for Hydro One Networks Inc. in Toronto, Ont., as the 2011“Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year.”

The award, presented during ACC’sAnnual Meeting, is one of the highest honorsACC bestowson its members. It recognizes outstanding contributions, commitment and dedication of a single member to the association.

“Sanjeev has been key in helping ACC grow its membership and visibility in Canada,” says Robin Grossfeld, ACC’s vice-president of membership, chapters and communications. “His leadership is exceptional.He is president of the Ontario Chapter, which has held some of the most successful in-house programs anywhere in the world. In an organization with more than 29,000 members, his contributions to both his chapter and the larger association have really stood out.”

Under Mr. Dhawan, the Chapter doubled in size and initiated an award for Social Responsibility as part of the Canadian General Counsel Awards program. The ACC board and staff consider him a wise and consistent counsel in developing a strategy that really speaks to in-house counsel in Canada. His commitment is unwavering. He has served as a presenter at the Corporate Counsel University in New Orleans and is on the advisory counsel for the upcoming Corporate Counsel Classroom program in Toronto. He has also written for In-house ACCess,the ACC blog, and is writing a column on ACC for ‘Canadian Lawyer Inhouse,’ among many other activities.

“I am very excited about ACC and the opportunities it provides in-house counsel in Canada, and our growth here shows I am not alone,” says Mr. Dhawan. “Being part of ACC’s expansion has been both fun and rewarding. This is a great global organization and with so many members contributing to much, I am truly honored to be recognized in this way.”

For a listing of past recipients of the “Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year Award”, visit

About ACC:The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of lawyers who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe. ACC promotes the common interests of its members, provides resources to help save time, money and effort, contributes to their continuing education and provides a voice on issues of global importance. With more than 29,000 members in more than 75 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit .

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Editor’s Note: For interview requests or photographs of the award presentation, please contact Marthea Davis at or +1 202.349.1519, or Lauren Hoffman at or +1 202.293.4103 x378.