ACC Files Amicus in Support of Attorney-Client Privilege in the Supreme Court of Texas

In October, in conjunction with the International Association of Defense Counsel, ACC filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Texas, arguing against the creation of an exception to the attorney-client privilege for communications with employee experts. In In … Continue reading

ACC Responds to European Commission’s Proposal on Whistleblower Protection

In September, ACC and its Europe chapter drafted a position paper in response to the European Commission’s proposal on whistleblower protection. The Commission’s proposal would require internal reporting of suspected wrongdoing before a whistleblower could report to public authorities or the … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus on Application of Crime-Fraud Exception in New Jersey

In July, ACC filed an amicus brief in the New Jersey Appellate Division in Sampson v. 3M Company, on the application of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. ACC took no position on the merits of the underlying privilege … Continue reading

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  1. In-House Teams Bypass Noise in the Middle with Direct Briefing
    Lawyers Weekly (Australia) covers the recent trend where corporate legal departments brief barristers directly rather than work through solicitors, which saves on external legal costs.
  2. Australian Company Lawyers Cut Big Firm Crust
    Australian Financial Review covers law department management achievements of the finalists for the ACC In-house Lawyer Awards and quotes ACC Australia president Adrian Goss on overall trends.
  3. Law Firm Competition: Buyers Become a New Entrant
    LexisNexis Business of Law Blog cites ACC research on insourcing and notes the launch of ACC Legal Operations in an article about a new era of competition for law firms.
  4. AIG Announces Its Creating a Legal Ops Consultancy
    Corporate Counsel reports that AIG will start its own legal operations consultancy, news that the company announced at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting.
  5. Why GCs Should Look Beyond Arbitration
    Law360 writes about a session on arbitration at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting, noting that 21 states with business court programs as of 2014.