Model Information Protection and Security Controls for Outside Counsel Possessing Company Confidential Information

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and a group of its members have developed this Model Information Protection and Security Controls for Outside Counsel Possessing Company Confidential Information (“Model Controls”) to help in-house counsel as they set expectations with their … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus in Second Circuit Against Production of Protected Documents

ACC joined the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers in an amicus brief filed in the Second Circuit in Kiobel v. Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP. Cravath represented Royal Dutch Shell in a 2002 lawsuit brought … Continue reading

2017 Advocacy Award Winners Announced

The winners of our Advocacy Award were recognized during the Mid-Year Meeting on April 3. The winners were Laura Dorman and Dawn Haghighi, for their work in organizing the Regulatory Working Group series of events, and Paul Lanois, for his … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit Court of Appeals Contesting Discrimination against Nonresident Attorneys

On May 13, 2016, ACC filed an amicus brief supporting a petition... Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Liability

ACC Files Letter Urging UK Financial Conduct Authority to Omit Head of Legal Function from Senior Managers Regime

On January 9, 2017, ACC submitted a letter to the United Kingdom... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

ACC Supports U.S. Supreme Court Review Of New York’s Physical Office Requirement For Attorneys

ACC filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Submits Comments Supporting Amended Discovery Rules in Vermont

On February 21, ACC, in conjunction with its Northeast Chapter, submitted comments... 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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Advocacy News
  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.