New York in-house counsel meetup group
In-House Connect was originally founded in March, 2010, as a New York City based Meetup Group called the “New York In-House Counsel Meetup Group”. The Group’s original founder was Brian Greenberg. Brian wanted to create a platform where in-house counsel could network with each other, stay up to date with CLE’s, and learn about emerging trends. Every month, a different NYC law firm would host the Group and provide a CLE presentation and a cocktail networking reception thereafter. The Group would also host cocktail networking receptions and holiday parties. Over the next decade, the New York In-House Counsel Meetup Group grew (mainly through word of mouth) to over 800 in-house counsel, and held over 100 events, helping hundreds of in-house counsel connect with peers, sharpen their skills, and advance their careers.
In January 2015, Shai Mehani joined a tech startup as in-house counsel, and began to attend the Group’s events. Shai loved attending the Group’s events, and quickly became a regular attendee. After a year, Shai was invited to join the Group’s leadership committee, and began to organize events and run the Group with Brian.