Washington Supreme Court Holds Attorney Client Privilege Doesn’t Apply to Former Corporate Employees

In an October 20 ruling of great concern to ACC members, the Supreme Court of Washington State held 5-4 that post-employment communications between corporate counsel and former employees are not shielded by attorney-client privilege, rejecting the flexible approach to protecting … Continue reading

Swiss Legislature Votes Against Measure to Extend Legal Privilege

The initiative to extend the legal professional privilege to in-house counsel introduced in the Swiss legislature by Swiss Council President Christa Markwalder has been voted down by the second chamber of the legislature. ACC had submitted a letter in support … Continue reading

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee in support of amendments to Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 and Supreme Court Rule 716 that would allow foreign lawyers to practice as in-house … Continue reading

ACC Meets with EEOC to Discuss Agency Rules and Guidelines

The ACC “Meet the Regulator” series provides members with the exclusive opportunity to sit down with agency personnel to discuss issues of mutual importance. The Chatham House Rule forum allows both sides to analyze the practical implications of regulatory rules … Continue reading