Sign-on Letter: Illinois Right to Practice for non-United States In-house Counsel

In April, ACC, its Chicago Chapter and Illinois-based general counsel submitted a letter urging the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility to consider amending the Rule of Professional Conduct to allow companies to leverage and utilize non-United States in-house lawyers with more … Continue reading

Task Force: Status of European In-house Counsel

In too many countries in Europe, in-house lawyers are treated as second-tier professionals, not operating at the level of outside counsel. In-house attorneys know this is not the case, as they counsel some of the most sophisticated clients on many … Continue reading

Task Force: Compliance Systems for Right to Practice

ACC and others have advocated for significant changes in how bars around the world treat in-house counsel who change jurisdictions on behalf of their companies. In particular, many jurisdictions no longer require passage of the bar exam in order to … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme... Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Liability

Sanctions for Everyone? If One District Court Opinion Stands, Maybe.

Raise your hand if this is how your company runs its legal... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

Should the Privilege Protect Antitrust Compliance Policies?

Earlier this month, a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held... Continue reading

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Role and Status

Task Force: Status of European In-house Counsel

In too many countries in Europe, in-house lawyers are treated as second-tier... Continue reading

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ACC Value Challenge

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court in Manhattan on... Continue reading

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  1. In-House Teams Bypass Noise in the Middle with Direct Briefing
    Lawyers Weekly (Australia) covers the recent trend where corporate legal departments brief barristers directly rather than work through solicitors, which saves on external legal costs.
  2. Australian Company Lawyers Cut Big Firm Crust
    Australian Financial Review covers law department management achievements of the finalists for the ACC In-house Lawyer Awards and quotes ACC Australia president Adrian Goss on overall trends.
  3. Law Firm Competition: Buyers Become a New Entrant
    LexisNexis Business of Law Blog cites ACC research on insourcing and notes the launch of ACC Legal Operations in an article about a new era of competition for law firms.
  4. AIG Announces Its Creating a Legal Ops Consultancy
    Corporate Counsel reports that AIG will start its own legal operations consultancy, news that the company announced at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting.
  5. Why GCs Should Look Beyond Arbitration
    Law360 writes about a session on arbitration at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting, noting that 21 states with business court programs as of 2014.