ACC Responds to Proposed Changes to the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure

In early June, ACC and its Europe Chapter responded to a public consultation on proposed changes to the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure. In its letter, ACC supported a provision that would grant legal professional privilege (LPP) to in-house counsel … Continue reading

ACC Describes Effects of Anticompetitive Regulations in the Legal Industry at DOJ Roundtable

On May 31, ACC participated in a roundtable organized by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the topic of anticompetitive regulations. ACC shared member perspectives on regulations in the alcohol and healthcare industries. ACC also noted the anticompetitive effects … Continue reading

ACC Joins Effort to Support Funding for Legal Services Corporation

In April, ACC worked with the Pro Bono Institute and the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association to organize a letter from general counsel supporting funding for Legal Services Corporation. The letter gathered 251 general … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Describes Effects of Anticompetitive Regulations in the Legal Industry at DOJ Roundtable

On May 31, ACC participated in a roundtable organized by the Department... 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 Responds to Proposed Changes to the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure

In early June, ACC and its Europe Chapter responded to a public... 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.