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Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

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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… Continue Reading

AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege

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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… Continue Reading

All Things Information Governance at the ACC Annual Meeting

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Guest blogger: Matthew D. Nelson is the membership chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee. Matthew can be reached at matthewdnelson@hotmail.com. Thousands of corporate attorneys from around the world are set to converge in San Francisco on October 16 for this year’s ACC Annual Meeting. If you are new to San Francisco or the educational… Continue Reading

The Information Governance Committee’s Insider Guide to San Francisco Food, Fun & Entertainment

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Guest blogger: Matthew D. Nelson is the membership chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee. Matthew can be reached at matthewdnelson@hotmail.com. Thousands of corporate attorneys from around the world are set to converge in San Francisco on October 16 for this year’s ACC Annual Meeting. Take it from me (a San Francisco insider) and the… Continue Reading

A Man Among In-house Counsel

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Guest Blogger: Michael Schmidt is vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, and office managing partner, vice chair, of the New York Midtown office, where he is resident. For more than two decades, Mike has concentrated his practice on representing companies and management in all facets of employment law, as well as day-to-day… Continue Reading

ACC Gives Back at the 2013 Annual Meeting with Work at a Los Angeles Elementary School

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On Sun.,Oct. 27, volunteers from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), in conjunction with its annual conference in downtown Los Angeles, participated in a day of service. About 35 in-house counsel, and ACC friends and family members volunteered their people-power and creativity in partnership with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps). The group planted… Continue Reading

A Look Back at #ACCAM12

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Take a look back at this year’s ACC annual meeting in sunny Orlando, Florida as attendees share their thoughts, experiences and perspective on the value of attending ACC’s annual meeting.

The New “Brazilian Way”: Doing Business in Brazil

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Guest Blogger: Tiffani Alexander is managing editor of the ACC Docket, the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a MA in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani can be contacted at Alexander@acc.com. As… Continue Reading

You Cannot Do It Alone!*

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Last month, I closed my post Great Leaders Need Great Followers with a comment about the importance of “developing your own network of people whose judgment and discretion you can rely on.” Let’s expand on that thought. You should develop your own network because it is crucial to your success. You cannot do it alone!… Continue Reading

#ACCAM12 – At A Glance

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It has been one week since the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting in sunny Orlando, Florida. Take a look back at some of the highlights, including a Tweet-up held in ACC’s 30th anniversary lounge. We look forward to seeing you next year for ACC’s 2013 Annual Meeting! October 27-30, Los Angeles, CA Register today!

ACC’s X-Factor

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x-factor Noun: 1. A variable in a situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome 2. A special talent or quality Last week, Fox Broadcasting premiered the second season of its hit show “The X Factor.” For those of you aren’t familiar with the program, “The X Factor” is a musical competition… Continue Reading

Are You a Mr. or Ms. Fix-it?

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(July/August 2012) My dad can fix anything. He is the kind of guy who likes to know how things work. He spent 26 years in the US Army. One of his areas of expertise was helicopter maintenance. I am sure the pilots who served with my dad were glad that he not only knew how… Continue Reading

It’s Packed Just Right

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In preparation of ACC’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., several ACC staff members took a site-inspection trip to visit the location of this year’s meeting, the Orlando World Center Marriott. Among the travelers were, Director of Education Liza Trey, Director of Information Technology Michaelle Shultz, and Director of Business Development Lucy Jones. Follow along… Continue Reading

Calling All Good Global Citizens

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Guest Blogger: Julia Alanen is project coordinator, global pro bono at the Pro Bono Institute A growing number of legal departments are enhancing their pro bono and corporate social responsibility schemes by adding a global element. Some legal departments use global pro bono to engage their attorneys in offices abroad by offering them coveted pro… Continue Reading

Square One 2.0

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Follow along as our new ACC President and CEO, Veta T. Richardson, chronicles her first year at ACC, with this monthly blog series. The voice, views and stories expressed in this series are of the author and are not ACC’s. To read the first installment of this series, click here. Reflections: ACC’s Annual Meeting–My First as… Continue Reading

My First ACC Annual Meeting

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Guest Blogger: Justin Connor is senior counsel to Spacenet, an enterprise telecommunications service provider headquartered in McLean, Virginia.  Connor has a strong background in international in-house issues, having practiced law for five years in the Middle East in Dubai.  He also previously was senior attorney at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission where he was awarded… Continue Reading

Square One 2.0

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Follow along as our new ACC President and CEO, Veta T. Richardson, chronicles her first year at ACC, with this monthly blog series. The voice, views and stories expressed in this series are of the author and are not ACC’s. To read the first installment of this series, click here. Networking the Room While Avoiding… Continue Reading

From San Antonio, ACC’s 2010 Annual Meeting Helps In-House Counsel Be the Solution

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Welcome to ACC’s 2010 Annual Meeting in beautiful San Antonio. Our theme this year is Be the Solution. Our meeting will continue to provide practical sessions and realistic solutions that help you navigate the challenges and opportunities faced by corporate legal departments around the world. ACC Committees drive our meeting content. Your peers tell us… Continue Reading

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: I’LL KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT

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Leadership, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.  Sure there are plenty of definitions and many a book has been written and speech given on the subject, but when you ask people, what leadership means to them, you’ll get an assortment of responses.  A recent quick poll of lawyers and others in the… Continue Reading