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

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court in Manhattan on Friday, March 15, joining a protest against the plaintiffs’ lawyers inappropriately marking up fees for temp lawyers (also known as contract lawyers). Just as in a real estate … Continue reading

A Word on Compliance … From the Enforcers

In an effort to improve both enforcement practices and corporate compliance efforts, the Ethics Resource Center hosted a Policy Summit on Feb. 12, 2013, called “Improving Corporate Conduct through Pro-Compliance Enforcement Practices.” ACC Advocacy staff attended the summit, as part … Continue reading

Sanctions for Everyone? If One District Court Opinion Stands, Maybe.

Raise your hand if this is how your company runs its legal department: All in-house lawyers who might attend trials must have a thorough and precise knowledge of each and every one of the tens of thousands of documents that … Continue reading

Holder Should Support Executive Order On Attorney-Client Privilege

“The Coalition to Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege urges Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder to support a Presidential Executive Order requiring all federal agencies to adopt reforms of agency policies on attorney-client privilege similar to those adopted by the Department of Justice … Continue reading