ACC and the Northeast Chapter Urge Massachusetts to Permit Foreign In-house Counsel Practice

Today, ACC and its Northeast Chapter urged the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to permit foreign in-house counsel to practice within Massachusetts. The letter, available here, argues that our clients have grown increasingly global and need the assistance of in-house counsel … Continue reading

YOU ARE INVITED! ACC members to meet with CFPB

ACC and its FInancial Services Committee are pleased to announce an ACC-members only regulator meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Borne from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, the CFPB is charged with implementing and enforcing consumer financial law.  With almost … Continue reading

Practice rules for foreign attorneys are shaping up nicely in Virginia

Guest blogger: David Kessler is a Senior Director in the Legal Department of McAfee, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, where he manages a team that oversees all of McAfee’s public sector business transactions and compliance obligations.

For in-house counsel who could one day be interested in waiving into membership in the Virginia State Bar, we have good news: The Virginia Supreme Court appears to be responding favorably to arguments made by the WMACCA Chapter and ACC to modernize and expand the current reciprocal admission rules.
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WMACCA & ACC TEAM UP ON VIRGINIA PRACTICE RULES – And WMACCA Offers Tips to ACC Chapters Ready to Have an Impact

On December 1, 2012, the WMACCA Chapter and ACC filed comments with the Supreme Court of Virginia on proposed changes to the rules on admission without examination. The comment letter underscored WMACCA and ACC’s commitment to ensure that state practice … Continue reading

ACC Canada and Ontario Chapter Comment on Proposed Rules

ACC-Canada and our Ontario Chapter today sent a letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada, requesting that the Society consider the in-house perspective more deeply as it revises the Rules of Professional Conduct for Ontario’s lawyers. The Law Society … Continue reading

ACC and ACC Chicago File Amicus in Illinois Supreme Court Over Privilege Waiver Issue

ACC and ACC Chicago Chapter joined the Illinois State Bar Association in an amicus curiae brief filed with the Illinois Supreme Court on January 25. ACC argues the Illinois appellate court decision in Central Partners v. Growth Head GP, LLC, … Continue reading

ACC & Iowa Chapter Comment on Proposed Registration Rules for In-House Counsel

ACC and its Iowa Chapter submitted comments on October 14th to the Iowa Supreme Court which generally support proposed reforms to registration rules for in-house counsel, but requesting improvements to the proposals which inadvertently identify in-house counsel as “second-class citizens … Continue reading