In Letter to OECD, ACC Urges Compliance Incentives, Settlements as Keys to Effective Anti-bribery Laws

On November 11, 2016, ACC and its Compliance & Ethics Committee submitted a letter in response to a consultation paper requesting public input on corporate anti-bribery laws from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery. … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments Supporting the State Bar of California’s Proposed Rule 1.7

On September 26, ACC and its California chapters sent a letter in response to proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California. ACC supports the Bar’s continued practice of limiting the enforceability of broad … Continue reading

FILING UPDATE: ACC’s Stance against Internal Law Firm Privilege Rejected by New York Court of Appeals

ACC’s stance against internal law firm privilege was rejected by the New York Court of Appeals in Stock v. Schnader, Harrison, Lewis & Segal (click here to view our amicus brief). In its amicus brief, ACC argued attorney-client privilege exists to … Continue reading

ACC Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit Court of Appeals Contesting Discrimination against Nonresident Attorneys

On May 13, 2016, ACC filed an amicus brief supporting a petition for rehearing in a Second Circuit case involving a challenge to New York Judiciary Law § 470, which discriminates against nonresident attorneys by requiring them but not resident … Continue reading

FILING UPDATE: ACC Prevails in Case Involving a Novel Application of Rules of Professional Conduct to In-house Counsel Compensation

On May 9, 2016, ACC and its Washington Chapter prevailed in a case in the Washington Court of Appeals involving one of the most bizarre application of the rules of professional conduct to in-house counsel that ACC Advocacy has ever … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments Opposing Criminal Liability for Chief Compliance Officers

On March 31, 2016, ACC, its Compliance & Ethics Committee, Financial Services Committee, New York chapters, and 74 general counsel and compliance officers filed comments objecting to a proposal by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to impose … Continue reading

ACC Supports Amendments Allowing Wisconsin’s In-house Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Services

On March 4, 2016, ACC, in coordination with Corporate Pro Bono, as well as 24 general counsel and 44 attorneys in Wisconsin, signed a letter urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to pass the petition amending Supreme Court Rules Chapter 31 and Chapter … Continue reading