ACC Files Amicus in California Supreme Court Against Open-ended Advance Conflict Waivers

ACC filed an amicus brief on December 2, 2016 in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc., arguing that an open-ended advance conflict waiver the law firm insisted upon was invalid, as it did not comply … Continue reading

In Letter to OECD, ACC Urges Compliance Incentives, Settlements as Keys to Effective Anti-bribery Laws

On November 11, 2016, ACC and its Compliance & Ethics Committee submitted a letter in response to a consultation paper requesting public input on corporate anti-bribery laws from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery. … Continue reading

Nominations Open for ACC Advocacy Award

Do you know someone who has helped advance issues critical to ACC members? Have you? The ACC Advocacy Award will recognize an individual, group, ACC chapter or committee who has advanced a core ACC advocacy issue in the past year … Continue reading

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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

In Letter to OECD, ACC Urges Compliance Incentives, Settlements as Keys to Effective Anti-bribery Laws

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Attorney Client Privilege

ACC Files Amicus in California Supreme Court Against Open-ended Advance Conflict Waivers

ACC filed an amicus brief on December 2, 2016 in Sheppard, Mullin,... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Files Comments Supporting the State Bar of California’s Proposed Rule 1.7

On September 26, ACC and its California chapters sent a letter in... 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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Compliance & Ethics

In Letter to OECD, ACC Urges Compliance Incentives, Settlements as Keys to Effective Anti-bribery Laws

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    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.