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

The SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance meets with ACC members

Guest blogger: Lily Hughes is VP & Associate General Counsel of Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 global leader in IT distribution, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. Lily advises the company’s senior executives and business teams on corporate securities and regulatory requirements, corporate governance, finance & treasury matters, investor relations and communications, tax, executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions, equity plans, and strategic vendor and customer agreements.

Even without a permanent director, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance is clear on its priorities and the work it plans to finish. On Friday, May 10, 2013, ACC Advocacy and the Corporate and Securities Law Committee hosted our annual ACC-members only meeting with the Division. Continue reading

Help for Nonprofits – ACC applauds IRS for making clear that helpful rule covers many program-related investments

Nonprofits confront many serious challenges in our society. And to really make a difference, they need the flexibility to support causes with a range of financial partnerships. The IRS has recognized this in theory. But the rules haven’t been clear. … Continue reading

ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee Recommend Changes to Inter Partes and Post-Grant Reviews

Today, the ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee submitted comments regarding the proposed rules of the Patent and Trademark Office  relating to the Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings to be implemented pursuant to the America Invents Act.  In … Continue reading

ACC & Employment and Labor Law Committee Comments on LMRDA “Advice” Exemption

ACC and its Employment and Labor Law Committee (ELLC), in a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor dated September 21, argues that the Department’s proposed rule reinterpreting the “Advice” exemption of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and undermines … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus Brief in Broadcom v. Qualcomm – Urges Federal Circuit to Consider Privilege Concerns on Adverse Inference

The Intellectual Property Committee of ACC filed an amicus curiae brief supporting a petition for rehearing en banc to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Broadcom Corp. v. Qualcomm Inc., No. 2008-1199. In Broadcom, the … Continue reading

ACC’s Corporate & Securities Law Committee Sends Comments to RiskMetrics re: Draft 2009 Governance Policies

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. (RMG), one of the leading providers of corporate governance services, prepared draft governance policies which reflect changes under consideration for 2009. The Corporate & Securities Law Committee of ACC sent comments on the proposals covering several areas … Continue reading