AKZO Decision in EU Court of Justice Restricts Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Justice of the European Union today released a decision in Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. V. EU (Case-550/07), restricting legal professional privilege in communications between in-house counsel and their clients in European Community competition law matters. ACC, an … Continue reading

Unanimous Supreme Court Opinion a Setback for In-house Attorney Client Privilege

In Justice Sotomayor’s first written opinion filed December 8, 2009, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision in Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter, No. 08-678 , limits a corporation’s right to immediately appeal a pretrial order that would compel disclosure of confidential … Continue reading

ACC Decries Textron Decision Court’s Ruling Eviscerates Practical Protection of Attorney Work Product for In House Counsel

MEDIA ALERT FOR RELEASE – August 17, 2009 MEDIA CONTACTS: Robin Scullin; +1 202.349.1509; scullin@acc.com Marthea Davis; +1 202.349.1519; davis@acc.com ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE COUNSEL DECRIES TEXTRON DECISION Court’s Ruling Eviscerates Practical Protection of Attorney Work Product for In-House Counsel In … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus in US v. Textron to Protect Work Product

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an amicus curiae brief filed today with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, contending that corporate counsel and their corporate clients would be denied work product rights … Continue reading

ACC And 135 CLOs Statement Protesting Amendments to FAS 5 Under Consideration by FASB at Their March 6 Hearing

ACC And 135 CLOs Statement Protesting Amendments to FAS 5 Under Consideration by FASB at Their March 6 Hearing For more on FAS 5 Proposals Top Ten Reasons for Corporate Counsel to be Concerned about Proposed FAS 5 Amendments ACC’s … Continue reading