ACC Files Amicus Supporting Privilege When GC Functions as Both Lawyer and Negotiator

ACC joined the US Chamber of Commerce in an amicus brief filed June 2, arguing against a “new and aggressive theory of attorney-client privilege” advanced by the FTC that would undermine the ability of in-house attorneys to freely communicate legal … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus with U.S. Supreme Court to Oppose Dilution of State Ethics Rule Applied to Federal Prosecutors

ACC urges the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the petition to review a Tenth Circuit ruling that a New Mexico professional conduct rule does not apply to federal prosecutors who want to subpoena lawyers to testify about clients before grand … Continue reading

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

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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.