ACC Joins Lawyers for Civil Justice for CLO Sign-on Letter

ACC helped organize more than 130 companies signing on to a letter to the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee opposing a proposed amendment to Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The new amendment would burden organizations and … Continue reading

ACC Responds to NLRB Proposed Rule on Joint-Employer Status

On January 25th, ACC and its Labor Law Network submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to proposed revisions to The Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status. In its letter, ACC supported the NLRB’s decision to restore … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments in Hong Kong on the Foreign Lawyers Registration Rules

On December 19, ACC and its Hong Kong chapter responded to proposed amendments to the Foreign Lawyers Registration Rules (“FLRR”) of the Hong Kong Law Society. These amendments would aim to restrict foreign lawyers in Hong Kong to only practicing the law of the jurisdiction in … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Files Comments in Hong Kong on the Foreign Lawyers Registration Rules

On December 19, ACC and its Hong Kong chapter... Continue reading

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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

On November 5th, in conjunction with the National Association... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Joins Effort to Support Funding for Legal Services Corporation

In April, ACC worked with the Pro Bono Institute... Continue reading

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ACC Value Challenge

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

ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court... Continue reading

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Compliance & Ethics

ACC Joins Lawyers for Civil Justice for CLO Sign-on Letter

ACC helped organize more than 130 companies signing on... Continue reading

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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.