ACC Urges D.C. Court of Appeals to Lift In-House Pro Bono Restrictions

On August 24, 2016, ACC submitted a letter in response to proposed amendments to D.C. App. Rule 49, urging the D.C. Court of Appeals to consider lifting restrictions on the ability of in-house counsel to provide pro bono services. This follows … Continue reading

FILING UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Passes Final Rule Allowing In-House Pro Bono

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a final order supporting the right of registered in-house counsel to perform pro-bono services beginning on January 1, 2017. Additionally, the Court passed an initiative granting any lawyer practicing in Wisconsin the right to receive … Continue reading

FILING UPDATE: ACC’s Stance Against Internal Law Firm Privilege Rejected by New York Court of Appeals

ACC’s stance against internal law firm privilege was rejected by the New York Court of Appeals in Stock v. Schnader, Harrison, Lewis & Segal (see our amicus brief here). In its amicus brief, ACC argued attorney-client privilege exists to serve the interests … 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.