ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp is an innovative 12-month course for in-house attorneys who want to advance to the position of general counsel. Only a limited number of in-house counsel will be accepted in the program, which begins November 8 with an in-person introductory session during the ChIPs Global Summit 2023 in San Francisco.

Nominations for ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp 2024 have been extended through August 21, 2023.

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"This program helped catapult my confidence to the next level so that I could reach for - and ultimately accept - my first GC role.

The year-long curriculum has been immensely helpful in not only challenging me to think in ways beyond my comfort zone, but also has provided me with direct access to a vast network of women who have had long, extensive careers as GCs and their advice and coaching has been immensely valuable."

Erin Lothson, GC Boot Camp Cohort Member, Class of 2023, General Counsel, Dandy

"ChIPs GC Boot Camp did a superior job in bringing forth in both an academic and very real way the problems that GCs face. You can hear about topics, you can read about it in the paper, but the Boot Camp puts you in the driver's seat of what would you actually do."

Kathy Card Beckles, ChIPs GC Bootcamp Speaker, CLO and Corporate Secretary, Verisk

"I’ve spent my career working at the intersection of technology and law. As leaders in these fields, we have the opportunity and responsibility to create pathways for everyone, particularly for underrepresented groups. Cisco is proud to support ChIPs and the work it is doing to advance women in tech, law and policy."

Dev Stahlkopf, ChIPs GC Boot Camp Mentor and Speaker, EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Cisco

“ChIPs has been an incredible part of the growth of so many lawyers at Coinbase. Including me— so many ChIPs leaders and mentors to me have been instrumental in my own development as a lawyer and leader.”

Paul Grewal, ChIPs GC Boot Camp Mentor and Speaker, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase



  • Mid- to senior-level in-house counsel on a career path to general counsel
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience with recruiting and developing talent in future leaders
  • Candidates should be 12-24 months away from a GC role
  • Law firm partners with significant in-house experience are welcome to apply

Program tuition is $4,975, and it covers all expenses except travel expenses to in-person events. Please inquire about available scholarships.

Contact Monica Phillips of ChIPs to nominate a candidate or apply online


Core Competencies

  • General counsel responsibilities
  • Litigation, especially class-actions and investigations
  • Understanding technology and digital landscape
  • Privacy, corporate governance, and compliance
  • Corporate and securities risk management
  • Dispute resolution and working with external counsel
  • Reputation management and communications


  • Explore organizational structure and how to lead a legal organization
  • Learn how to build your influence across the enterprise
  • Leadership and diversity
  • Interacting with the board and senior management
  • Environmental, social, and corporate governance
  • DEIB in organizations to lead an inclusive and thriving culture

Professional Development

  • Personal brand development
  • Decision-making
  • Public speaking
  • Working with a coach
  • Executive compensation 


IN-PERSON EVENTS in conjunction with the ChIPs Global Summit
Orientation and Launch, November 8, 2023, San Francisco

Closing Celebration, Washington, D.C.
In-person Retreat, TBD

Engage with general counsels and CEOs to gain skills in three two-hour supersessions live online and on demand. Quarterly

One-hour moderated courses live online and on-demand. Bimonthly

Meet with peers live online to support each other, set accountability, identify challenges and celebrate successes. Bimonthly


  • Three 30-minute mentor calls
  • 1:1 calls with each member of the cohort
  • Recruiter mock interview
  • Executive Coaching introduction