Sign-on Letter: Illinois Right to Practice for non-United States In-house Counsel

In April, ACC, its Chicago Chapter and Illinois-based general counsel submitted a letter urging the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility to consider amending the Rule of Professional Conduct to allow companies to leverage and utilize non-United States in-house lawyers with more … Continue reading

Task Force: Status of European In-house Counsel

In too many countries in Europe, in-house lawyers are treated as second-tier professionals, not operating at the level of outside counsel. In-house attorneys know this is not the case, as they counsel some of the most sophisticated clients on many … Continue reading

Task Force: Compliance Systems for Right to Practice

ACC and others have advocated for significant changes in how bars around the world treat in-house counsel who change jurisdictions on behalf of their companies. In particular, many jurisdictions no longer require passage of the bar exam in order to … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme... Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Liability

Sanctions for Everyone? If One District Court Opinion Stands, Maybe.

Raise your hand if this is how your company runs its legal... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

Should the Privilege Protect Antitrust Compliance Policies?

Earlier this month, a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held... Continue reading

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Role and Status

Task Force: Status of European In-house Counsel

In too many countries in Europe, in-house lawyers are treated as second-tier... 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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  1. Adopt Value or Be Left in the Ash Heap of History
    In Law360, Amar Sarwal writes that that the pace of change in the legal industry is quickening, and that law firms that fail to adopt value principles will be left behind.
  2. ACC, U.S. Chamber Protest Whistleblower Privilege Decision
    Corporate Counsel reports that ACC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups challenged a federal trial judges ruling regarding protection of attorney-client privilege.
  3. ACC Advocates for Changing Federal Discovery Rules
    Corporate Counsel reports that ACC filed comments with the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules supporting proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures discovery rules.
  4. Companies on Guard for New Legal Pitfalls
    The Wall Street Journal quotes ACC chief legal strategist Amar Sarwal, as well as other ACC members, on top concerns facing general counsel in the year ahead.
  5. New Policy Allows Out-of-State Attorneys to do Pro Bono Work
    The Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.) interviewed ACC VP and chief legal strategist Amar Sarwal on the recent New York multijurisdictional practice rule change.