ACC Hosts European Parliament Event on Whistleblowing

On November 6th, ACC hosted a discussion panel event, Whistleblowing and Compliance inside Corporations, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event focused on how whistleblower protections are of critical importance for the European justice system, the rule of law, … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus Brief Supporting Common Interest Doctrine

On November 5th, in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers, ACC filed an amicus brief in The Regents of the University of California et al. v. Affymetrix, Inc., et al in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal … Continue reading

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

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Right to Practice

ACC Supports Expanding Right to Practice Pro Bono in Kansas, District of Columbia

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Gatekeeper Liability

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... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

ACC Files Amicus Brief Supporting Common Interest Doctrine

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Role and Status

ACC Joins Effort to Support Funding for Legal Services Corporation

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ACC Value Challenge

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

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Compliance & Ethics

ACC Hosts European Parliament Event on Whistleblowing

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Advocacy News
  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.