By Kristi Holzer and Henry Marquard. ACC and our Iowa chapter today protested a proposal that could raise fees for in-house lawyers from $25 per year to as much as $140. In a letter to the Iowa Supreme Court, we wrote that “the clients of in-house counsel will never benefit from the Client Security Trust Fund,” which will receive the extra money. The clients of in-house lawyers are their employers, and they are sophisticated. These … Continue reading
Guest blogger: David Stringer is Assistant General Counsel at Progressive and Secretary and Advocacy Liaison for the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter. Have you ever found yourself stuck in a “Cash Only” tollbooth lane with exact change? And you had to wait patiently in line while the tollbooth operator made change for the drivers in front of you while drivers in the “Exact Change” lanes moved past you? Pretty annoying, right? Well, the Northeast Ohio Chapter … Continue reading
One of the terrific benefits of ACC membership is direct access to decision makers – those who craft the policies and rules in which our members must become experts. On June 6, 2013, ACC Advocacy and the Employment and Labor Law Committee sponsored a meeting for ACC members with Commissioners Victoria Lipnic and Chai Feldblum of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACC members met in Washington at EEOC headquarters to discuss background checks, ADA compliance, … Continue reading
ACC and its FInancial Services Committee are pleased to announce an ACC-members only regulator meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Borne from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, the CFPB is charged with implementing and enforcing consumer financial law. With almost two years under its belt, a growing staff of 1200, and a reputation for issuing significant complex regulations timely, the agency has also been embroiled in some difficult questions regarding ACC’s core advocacy issues: confidentiality … Continue reading
Guest blogger: David Kessler is a Senior Director in the Legal Department of McAfee, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, where he manages a team that oversees all of McAfee’s public sector business transactions and compliance obligations.
For in-house counsel who could one day be interested in waiving into membership in the Virginia State Bar, we have good news: The Virginia Supreme Court appears to be responding favorably to arguments made by the WMACCA Chapter and ACC to modernize and expand the current reciprocal admission rules.
Sorry to do this to you. But take the words in the next sentence, and sing them to the song from Barney: “I sue you, you sue me, we live in court and pay money.” First, please don’t sue us for implanting the Barney song into your head — it’ll go away in a week or so. Second, you’re maybe thinking that spending time with Barney sounds like a lot more fun than living in … Continue reading
Guest blogger: Lily Hughes is VP & Associate General Counsel of Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 global leader in IT distribution, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. Lily advises the company’s senior executives and business teams on corporate securities and regulatory requirements, corporate governance, finance & treasury matters, investor relations and communications, tax, executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, equity plans, and strategic vendor and customer agreements.
Even without a permanent director, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance is clear on its priorities and the work it plans to finish. On Friday, May 10, 2013, ACC Advocacy and the Corporate and Securities Law Committee hosted our annual ACC-members only meeting with the Division. Continue reading
ACC recently wrote a letter to protest something bad. The state of Washington is thinking about changing its rules that apply to in-house counsel. It may increase the hassle for Washington lawyers who work in-house and whose law licenses come from elsewhere. And it may charge for the privilege, to boot. Meaning, the pending proposal is essentially the ethics rules equivalent of “tastes worse, more filling.” Specifically, Washington is considering whether to trash one of the … Continue reading