In its eulogy to Bob Banks, the controversial general counsel of Xerox during the 1980’s, Corp. Counsel, Vol. 16, Oct. 2009 at 21, explain that “In 1981 he and eight other in-house lawyers met to discuss the possibility of forming an in-house bar group that would operate outside the American Bar Association. A larger group met again in March 1982 and, after an impassioned speech by Banks, voted 49 to 3 to form what was initially called the American Corporate Counsel Association.” ACCA later renamed itself ACC.
Who were the other eight lawyers at the historic first meeting?