ACC Supports Expanding Right to Practice Pro Bono in Kansas, District of Columbia

ACC filed comments in Kansas and the District of Columbia, supporting the expansion of opportunities for in-house counsel to participate in pro bono activities. In the District of Columbia, ACC and its National Capital Region chapter submitted comments to the … Continue reading

FILING UPDATE: DC Circuit Court Affirms Privilege Ruling on Documents With Both Legal and Non-Legal Purposes

On June 19, 2018, in FTC v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the judgment of the DC District Court that documents prepared by Boehringer employees, that were requested by their general … Continue reading

ACC Argues Against Ruling on “Touch Base” Privilege Issue Involving Canadian Company

In the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, ACC filed an amicus brief in In Re Silver Wheaton Corp. Securities Litigation on June 14th. ACC asks the court to reverse a magistrate judge’s ruling that US law … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Supports Expanding Right to Practice Pro Bono in Kansas, District of Columbia

ACC filed comments in Kansas and the District of Columbia, supporting the... 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: DC Circuit Court Affirms Privilege Ruling on Documents With Both Legal and Non-Legal Purposes

On June 19, 2018, in FTC v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the... 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.