Voice of the Global In-House Bar

Sign German Petition to Protect In-House Counsel

Today, the Association of Corporate Counsel, joined by its European Chapter, asked its members to sign a petition with the German Bundestag reaffirming the independence of in-house counsel in Germany.  As further explained below, the petition is in response to an erroneous decision of the Federal Social Court, which denied in-house counsel the permission to participate in bar association pension schemes, due to their asserted lack of independence.  The note to our members is below. … Continue reading

ACC Employment & Labor Law Committee, WMACCA meet with U.S. Department of Labor Agencies

On March 11, a group of 21 ACC members representing the Employment & Labor Law Committee and the Washington D.C. area ACC chapter (WMACCA) met with the leadership of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Wage & Hour Administration in Washington, D.C.  In both meetings, an informal two-way discussion covered a broad range of enforcement and regulatory issues, including OFCCP’s new requirements for the employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities, and … Continue reading

ACC and its Northeast Chapter urge Massachusetts to permit foreign in-house counsel practice

Today, ACC and its Northeast Chapter urged the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to permit foreign in-house counsel to practice within Massachusetts.  The letter, available here, argues that our clients have grown increasingly global and need the assistance of in-house counsel from around the world.  Back in August, the ABA agreed.  We hope Massachusetts does as well.