Swiss Legislature Votes Against Measure to Extend Legal Privilege

The initiative to extend the legal professional privilege to in-house counsel introduced in the Swiss legislature by Swiss Council President Christa Markwalder has been voted down by the second chamber of the legislature. ACC had submitted a letter in support of the … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus in Support of Lower Court’s Adoption of Rule Regarding Common Interest Privilege Protections

On March 17, 2016, the ACC, in conjunction with The Chamber of Commerce of the United States, filed an Amicus brief in the Court of Appeals of the State of New York to argue that the applicability of common-interest privilege … Continue reading

Nominations Sought for ACC Advocacy Award

As the only international legal association comprised solely of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a unique perspective on public policy issues, and recognizes the significance of advocacy by — and for — its membership. The ACC Advocacy Award honors an individual, … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Supports Proposed Foreign In-house Counsel Amendments in New York

On November 9, 2015, ACC, its New York chapters and numerous chief... Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Liability

ACC Files Comments Opposing Criminal Liability for Chief Compliance Officers

On March 31, 2016, ACC, its Compliance & Ethics Committee, Financial Services... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

ACC Files Amicus Over NLRB Decision Limiting Confidentiality in Internal Investigations

On January 21, 2016, the ACC filed an amicus brief in the... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Files Amicus In Suit Involving Bizarre Application of Rules of Professional Conduct to In-house Counsel Compensation Dispute

On January 27, 2016, the ACC and its Washington Chapter filed an... 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.