As the only international legal association comprised soley of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a unique perspective on public policy issues, and recognizes the significance of advocacy by — and for — its membership.
From protecting attorney-client privilege to safeguarding the right of in-house counsel to practice and provide pro bono legal services, it is vital for in-house lawyers to take a stand on public policy issues affecting their daily practice of in-house law. Continue Reading
This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a fitting backdrop for one of this year’s most anticipated technology panel: “The New Digital Normal: Managing and Addressing Compliance in an Ever-changing Digital Landscape.” Continue Reading
As we enter into a new era of rapid globalization, the need for developing an airtight strategy to maintain attorney-client privilege cannot be underestimated. Although often viewed as a powerful tool in the United States, privilege protections vary considerably in other countries. As such, in-house counsel should become acutely aware of these differences and act accordingly to ensure positive cross-border relations for years to come.
With this in mind, the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting session, “Developing a Multijurisdictional Strategy for Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege,” served as an essential learning opportunity for attendees hoping to gain an in-house perspective on this pressing issue. The expert panel defined differences in disclosure protections on a global scale, and outlined essential tools to help in-house counsel navigate multiple jurisdictions with conflicting privilege standards. Continue Reading
ACC’s “Top 10 30-Somethings” awards program recognizes in-house counsel rising stars for their innovation, global perspectives, proactive practice, advocacy efforts, and pro bono and community service work. In-house peers who serve on ACC’s global board of directors and the ACC Docket advisory board will act as judges. The awards will be presented during ACC Corporate Counsel University® at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA from June 14-16, 2017. Continue Reading