ACC Advocates for Stronger Legal Professional Privilege in European Whistleblower Scenarios

In late May, ACC offered comments in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on whistleblower protection. ACC encouraged the Commission to consider the important roles corporate compliance systems and in-house counsel play in creating environments that encourage employees to … 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 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 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in response to regulations including the head of the legal function in the Senior Managers Regime (SMR). ACC argues the effort, aimed increasing accountability … Continue reading

In Letter to OECD, ACC Urges Compliance Incentives, Settlements as Keys to Effective Anti-bribery Laws

On November 11, 2016, ACC and its Compliance & Ethics Committee submitted a letter in response to a consultation paper requesting public input on corporate anti-bribery laws from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery. … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments Supporting the State Bar of California’s Proposed Rule 1.7

On September 26, ACC and its California chapters sent a letter in response to proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California. ACC supports the Bar’s continued practice of limiting the enforceability of broad … Continue reading