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 Files Amicus Supporting Privilege When GC Functions as Both Lawyer and Negotiator

ACC joined the US Chamber of Commerce in an amicus brief filed June 2, arguing against a “new and aggressive theory of attorney-client privilege” advanced by the FTC that would undermine the ability of in-house attorneys to freely communicate legal … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus with U.S. Supreme Court to Oppose Dilution of State Ethics Rule Applied to Federal Prosecutors

ACC urges the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the petition to review a Tenth Circuit ruling that a New Mexico professional conduct rule does not apply to federal prosecutors who want to subpoena lawyers to testify about clients before grand … Continue reading

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 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

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