Filing Update: NJ Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal Privilege Determinations

On February 6, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a motion for leave to appeal and remanded to the Appellate Division to hear the appeal on the merits, in a case in which ACC filed amicus urging immediate review … Continue reading

ACC Joins Petition Advocating for Removal of California Bar Membership Requirements in California District Court

On February 6, 2018, ACC joined a group of 11 organizations and individuals in a petition to the Northern District Court in California. The group argues that the requirement of membership in the California Bar is overly burdensome and unnecessary … Continue reading

ACC Submits Comments on Proposed Data Protection Law in India

In late January, ACC, working with its India Corporate Counsel Forum and Compliance & Ethics Committee, submitted comments in response to the White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India. The committee was convened … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Joins Petition Advocating for Removal of California Bar Membership Requirements in California District Court

On February 6, 2018, ACC joined a group of 11 organizations and... 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: NJ Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal Privilege Determinations

On February 6, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a motion... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Files Amicus with U.S. Supreme Court to Oppose Dilution of State Ethics Rule Applied to Federal Prosecutors

ACC urges the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the petition to review... 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

Filing Update: Petition for En Banc Rehearing Denied in NLRB Picket Line Case

On November 16, 2017 an order was filed denying rehearing en banc... 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.