ACC Joins Effort to Support Funding for Legal Services Corporation

In April, ACC worked with the Pro Bono Institute and the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association to organize a letter from general counsel supporting funding for Legal Services Corporation. The letter gathered 251 general … Continue reading

ACC Submits Comments to Ministry of Justice in Spain

In March, ACC submitted comments to the Ministry of Justice in Spain regarding public consultation on its initiative to draft a bill proposal of an Organic Law on the Right of Defense. ACC held that the bill should protect the … Continue reading

ACC Urges UK Financial Reporting Council to Recognize General Counsel Influence in Guidance on Board Effectiveness

In March, ACC submitted comments to the United Kingdom Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness, urging the FRC to incorporate a recommendation on the role of the legal function … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Joins Petition Advocating for Removal of California Bar Membership Requirements in California District Court

On February 6, 2018, ACC joined a group of 11 organizations and... 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

Filing Update: NJ Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal Privilege Determinations

On February 6, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a motion... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Joins Effort to Support Funding for Legal Services Corporation

In April, ACC worked with the Pro Bono Institute and the Corporate... 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

ACC Submits Comments on Proposed Data Protection Law in India

In late January, ACC, working with its India Corporate Counsel Forum and... 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.