ACC Supports Proposed Right to Practice Legislation in the U.S. Virgin Islands

ACC supported a proposed bill that would permit in-house counsel from other jurisdictions to work for their client-employers. The summary of the pending bill correctly states that “[t]he ability of companies to freely move with in-house counsel is a necessity … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus Brief Seeking to Overturn Lower Court’s Decision in Schaeffler v. United States, No. 14-1965-CV

The Second Circuit should reverse the lower court because the legal analysis constituted core opinion work product and because the banks had a common interest in the matter because they had indemnified the corporate client and had settlement and other … Continue reading

KBR Internal Investigation Is Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege, D.C. Circuit Court Agrees

The attorney-client privilege covered the internal investigation because it was conducted for the purpose of obtaining legal advice; the fact that the investigation was undertaken as part of a mandatory regulatory and corporate compliance program, rather than for the sole … Continue reading

Agreeing with ACC, Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Increase Funding for Court of Appeals

The Arizona Legislature should pass the bill because insufficient funding for the appellate system would interfere with the resolution of business disputes in the state. Please click here to view ACC letter. Background: The proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 … Continue reading

ACC Writes Letter Opposing Proposed Advisory Opinion FAO #2014-3, Scharrer v.Fundamental Administrative Services

The proposed opinion fails to give in-house counsel any concrete advice on how to avoid practicing law without authorization. And ambiguity has consequences. The U.S. Supreme Court, discussing another ethics issue, has held that “[a]n uncertain privilege . . . … Continue reading