ACC “Meet the Regulators” Series

In April 2016, two ACC committees met with government regulators in Washington, D.C. as part of ACC’s “Meet the Regulators” series.  The Health Law Committee met with representatives from the Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights and Office … Continue reading

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 for rehearing in a Second Circuit case involving a challenge to New York Judiciary Law § 470, which discriminates against nonresident attorneys by requiring them but not resident … Continue reading

Winners Announced for ACC Advocacy Award

On April 12, 2016, ACC recognized the following two winners of the inaugural ACC Advocacy Award: Randy Milch, former executive vice president and general counsel, Verizon ACC Australia Legal Profession Uniform Law Sub-committee Milch has influenced both the Joint Virginia … 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 Comments Opposing Criminal Liability for Chief Compliance Officers

On March 31, 2016, ACC, its Compliance & Ethics Committee, Financial Services... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

Swiss Legislature Votes Against Measure to Extend Legal Privilege

The initiative to extend the legal professional privilege to in-house counsel introduced... Continue reading

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Role and Status

FILING UPDATE: ACC Prevails in Case Involving a Novel Application of Rules of Professional Conduct to In-house Counsel Compensation

On May 9, 2016, ACC and its Washington Chapter prevailed in a... 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. 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.