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
By Kristi Holzer and Henry Marquard Today, ACC and its Iowa Chapter protested a proposal that could raise fees for in-house lawyers from $25 per year to as much as $140. In a letter to the Iowa Supreme Court, we … Continue reading
Guest blogger: David Kessler is a Senior Director in the Legal Department of McAfee, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, where he manages a team that oversees all of McAfee’s public sector business transactions and compliance obligations.
For in-house counsel who could one day be interested in waiving into membership in the Virginia State Bar, we have good news: The Virginia Supreme Court appears to be responding favorably to arguments made by the WMACCA Chapter and ACC to modernize and expand the current reciprocal admission rules.
ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court in Manhattan on Friday, March 15, joining a protest against the plaintiffs’ lawyers inappropriately marking up fees for temp lawyers (also known as contract lawyers). Just as in a real estate … Continue reading
Two cheers — but no more — for the American Bar Association! Three of the resolutions that the ABA passed at its meeting in Dallas last week make it somewhat easier for in-house foreign lawyers to practice in the US … Continue reading
Reflecting a national movement that has gained increased momentum in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court, on January 17, 2013, authorized in-house counsel who are barred outside of Minnesota to practice pro bono. Under Minnesota’s newly amended Rules for Admission to … Continue reading
On December 1, 2012, the WMACCA Chapter and ACC filed comments with the Supreme Court of Virginia on proposed changes to the rules on admission without examination. The comment letter underscored WMACCA and ACC’s commitment to ensure that state practice … Continue reading
So what do Massachusetts and Minnesota have in common? Both start with M. Sure. Four syllables per name, check. But most important? Both are considering proposals to allow in-house counsel to volunteer for pro bono cases. Earlier this week, ACC … Continue reading
ACC’s European Chapter recently advocated against a proposal from the Head of the Paris Bar to create a new cadre of lawyers who would be responsible for ensuring corporate compliance. The problem is that the new status (in French, “commissariat au Droit”, translated “Legal Auditors”), … Continue reading
At our annual meeting in Orlando the other week, ACC proudly flew flags from many of the countries that our members come from. No surprise, there were a lot! As we state on our main web page, ACC has members … Continue reading