ACC Supports 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 Supports Proposed Rule on Privilege Between Clients and Patent Practitioners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

On December 19th, ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in support of its proposed rule recognizing privileged communications between clients and patent practitioners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus in California Supreme Court Against Open-ended Advance Conflict Waivers

ACC filed an amicus brief on December 2, 2016 in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc., arguing that an open-ended advance conflict waiver the law firm insisted upon was invalid, as it did not comply … Continue reading

Washington Supreme Court Holds Attorney Client Privilege Doesn’t Apply to Former Corporate Employees

In an October 20 ruling of great concern to ACC members, the Supreme Court of Washington State held 5-4 that post-employment communications between corporate counsel and former employees are not shielded by attorney-client privilege, rejecting the flexible approach to protecting … Continue reading