EEOC’s Proposed Enforcement Plan Would Trigger More Litigation Against Employers

If in-house lawyers ever put together a list of some of their favorite things, defending against more employment discrimination suits wouldn’t make the cut.  Unfortunately, a new enforcement plan that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed would lead … Continue reading

ACC comments on proposals that could burden some in-house counsel in Washington State

ACC and our Washington State Chapter today filed a comment letter with the Washington State Bar Association.  We asked to start a discussion over proposed changes to the state’s practice rules that would impose new requirements on some in-house counsel. … 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 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

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 Amicus Brief in Friedman v. Sebelius Opposes HHS Secretary’s Application of Exclusion to In-House Counsel

ACC filed an amicus brief on June 28th in the D.C. Circuit urging the court to reject the Health and Human Services Secretary’s exclusion of an in-house attorney from federal health care programs, pursuant to the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine, … Continue reading