ACC Files Amicus in Support of U.S. Supreme Court Review of New York’s Physical Office Requirement for Attorneys

ACC filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in Ekaterina Schoenefeld v. Eric T. Schneiderman, et al. on January 19, supporting a petition to review the constitutionality of a New York law requiring nonresident New York-licensed attorneys … Continue reading

ACC Urges Protection of Confidential Business Information in California Supreme Court Amicus Letter

On January 10th, ACC filed a letter brief with the Supreme Court of California supporting the petition for review of a case raising the question of whether a court should sanction an attorney for the mishandling or misuse of non-privileged … Continue reading

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 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in response to regulations including the head of the legal function in the Senior Managers Regime (SMR). ACC argues the effort, aimed increasing accountability … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit Court of Appeals Contesting Discrimination against Nonresident Attorneys

On May 13, 2016, ACC filed an amicus brief supporting a petition... 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

ACC Supports U.S. Supreme Court Review Of New York’s Physical Office Requirement For Attorneys

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Role and Status

ACC Files Comments Supporting the State Bar of California’s Proposed Rule 1.7

On September 26, ACC and its California chapters sent a letter in... Continue reading

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ACC Value Challenge

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

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    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.