ACC Supports Proposed Foreign In-house Counsel Amendments in New York


ACC Position: 

On November 9, 2015, ACC, its New York chapters and numerous chief legal officers of New York companies filed comments supporting proposed amendments to the Rules of the New York Court of Appeals that would allow in-house counsel from jurisdictions outside of the United States to work for their client-employers in New York. The ACC also suggested a modification for a more inclusive definition of foreign lawyers to accommodate those from jurisdictions where in-house counsel are not allowed to be admitted members of the bar. There are 15 other jurisdictions that have a similar rule for foreign in-house counsel. If New York joins them, it will be the largest legal market to have such a rule.

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