In Memoriam: Carl Liggio

Carl Liggio Sr. died on Jan. 17 as a result of COVID-related pneumonia. 

Mr. Liggio was a former attorney with the firm McCullough, Campbell & Lane LLP (now McCullough P.C.) and a founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He was instrumental in growing ACC’s initial membership base, signing up his entire team and working tirelessly on behalf of the association.  

ACC Board Chair Jo Anne Schwendinger shared her thoughts on Mr. Liggio’s contribution to the organization. “Carl Liggio was a pioneer of the in-house profession,” said Schwendinger. “He was a founder of not just our association, but of the in-house profession as we know it today. Carl established and expanded the role of in-house counsel throughout his career, and all of us within the in-house community owe him a deep debt of gratitude.” 

A member of the Institute since 1977, Mr. Liggio served on the Members Consultative Group for a number of projects including Principles of the Law, Compliance and Enforcement for Organizations; Restatement of the Law, Corporate Governance; and Restatement of the Law Third, Conflict of Laws.  

Read ACC’s statement on his passing here and a tribute from The National Judicial College here