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 Files in Support of Illinois’ Foreign In-house Counsel Amendments

On July 8, 2015, ACC, its Chicago Chapter and numerous chief legal officers of Illinois companies filed comments strongly supporting the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee’s proposal to amend Rule 5.5 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and Supreme … Continue reading

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee in support of amendments to Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 and Supreme Court Rule 716 that would allow foreign lawyers to practice as in-house … Continue reading

ACC Supports Proposed Right to Practice Legislation in the U.S. Virgin Islands

ACC supported a proposed bill that would permit in-house counsel from other jurisdictions to work for their client-employers. The summary of the pending bill correctly states that “[t]he ability of companies to freely move with in-house counsel is a necessity … Continue reading

ACC Writes Letter Opposing Proposed Advisory Opinion FAO #2014-3, Scharrer v.Fundamental Administrative Services

The proposed opinion fails to give in-house counsel any concrete advice on how to avoid practicing law without authorization. And ambiguity has consequences. The U.S. Supreme Court, discussing another ethics issue, has held that “[a]n uncertain privilege . . . … Continue reading