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

Webcast: Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action

Through the release of Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action, a group of nationally recognized U.S. corporate governance and policy organizations, known as the Audit Committee Collaboration, are jointly calling on audit committees of public companies of … Continue reading

Unanimous Supreme Court Opinion a Setback for In-house Attorney Client Privilege

In Justice Sotomayor’s first written opinion filed December 8, 2009, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, No. 08-678 , limits a corporation’s right to immediately appeal a pretrial order that would compel disclosure of confidential … Continue reading

President Signs Bill Curbing Inadvertent Waiver of Privilege

On September 19, President Bush signed into law S.2450, amending the  Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE 502) with respect to the disclosures covered by the attorney-client privilege and work product protection.  The ACC, with its coalition partners, actively supported the … Continue reading