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The 2013 CLO Survey Highlights ACC’s 30th Anniversary

Posted in ACC News, In the News, In-House Practice, Leadership

As I’m sure you’ve heard, ACC is celebrating its 30th year. It’s hard to believe that a shared lunch between distinguished members of our profession yielded an idea that has evolved into the leading, global association for in-house counsel. Well, it’s really not that hard to believe — after all, we have more than 30,000… Continue Reading

The Value Champions Strike Back

Posted in ACC News, ACC Value Challenge, Client-Firm Value, In the House, In-House Practice

Sequels are quite underrated, particularly the second one in the series.  Think about it. We all remember the first iterations of blockbuster movies, as if they were the gold standards, while most sequels are forgettable. Still, sometimes, the sequel outdoes the original. Lists of good sequels abound, but any such list has to include “The… Continue Reading

ACC – Week in Review

Posted in ACC News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

ACC – Week in Review

Posted in ACC News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

Attorney Client Privilege—Does Subject Matter Waiver Apply?

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In the News, In-House Practice

Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court answered the question of whether subject matter waivers should apply to attorney-client privilege, and subsequently, calmed the concerns of ACC and others by rejecting forced disclosure of attorney-client communications. Each day, companies and individuals seek the advice and counsel of lawyers through conversations and communications they assume are confidential… Continue Reading

New Leadership for ACC Europe, Things You Didn’t Learn in Law School and more!

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In the News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Junkies, Sanctions for Everyone? The Death of the Billable Hour and more…!

Posted in ACC News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

ACC – Weekly Review

Posted in ACC News, In the News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

ACC – Weekly Review

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In the News

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC In the… Continue Reading

ACC – Weekly Review

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and next week’s events: Advocacy Actions Massachusetts and Minnesota go… Continue Reading

Renewing My Vows to ACC

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Joe Aronds is an Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. in New Jersey, President of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, and writer and illustrator of a monthly law-related cartoon, Overruled! When an in-house employment opportunity presented itself to me, the first thing I resolved to do… Continue Reading

ACC’s X-Factor

Posted in ACC News, Annual Meeting 2012

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

Lavender Law Inspires “Aha” Moments

Posted in ACC News, On the Road

Last week, I represented ACC as a sponsor of the National LGBT Bar Association’s 2012 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair. The event exposed me to difficult realities that I often unintentionally overlook as a straight woman. The military uniforms seated around me took on new, even heavier significance, for example, during Attorney General Eric… Continue Reading

Redefining the International Legal Department

Posted in ACC Europe, ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice

Guest Blogger: Gian-Reto Schulthess is the author of the German Blog The Business of Law. Until 2011, he was employed with Adecco, where he was head of the Corporate Law Department within its Group Legal function in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an ACC Country Rep for Switzerland. ACC and Laurence Simons have recently released the… Continue Reading

ACC Celebrates 30 Years

Posted in ACC News

This year, we celebrate not only the founding of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), but also 30 years of ACC working to support, further and create change within the in-house community. I cannot express how excited and honored I am to be a part of such a community and organization. I was actually hired… Continue Reading

How to Better Serve Your Client

Posted in ACC News, On the Road

I continue to be amazed by the ACC network and the willingness of members to share the insights gained through their experience. The recent WMACCA annual CLO panel provides a good example. Panelists Jim Bramson (LivingSocial), Angela Ciccolo (Special Olympics), Karen Litsinger (Mirixa Corp.), Brian Miller (The AES Corporation) and moderator Rob Falk (Human Rights… Continue Reading

We Are the (Small Law) Champions (of Value-Based Fees)

Posted in ACC News, In the House

Guest blogger: Russ Dempsey is vice president and chief legal officer for United Retirement Plan Consultants. Russ has been recognized as a 2012 ACC Value Champion. He is the immediate past president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the ACC. Russ holds both a JD and an LL.M. in taxation from Capital University Law School…. Continue Reading

Courting Uncertainty – Often, There’s No Way to Know What Judges Will Do

Posted in ACC News, In the House, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Evan P. Schultz is Senior Counsel and Director of Advocacy at ACC.  He focuses on writing amicus briefs and comment letters to highlight the views of the in-house bar to courts and government agencies.  Evan welcomes messages at e.schultz@acc.com. The Supreme Court surprised a lot of people last month when it upheld the… Continue Reading

Looking Back at Amsterdam and Forward to Barcelona

Posted in ACC Europe, ACC News, In the House, On the Road

Guest Blogger: Julien Valliorgues is an assistant general counsel at ACC, handling both transactional and resource development matters. He is A French attorney admitted to practice in France and New York. Prior to joining the ACC, he worked for six years with the Law Firm Gide Loyrette Nouel in both its Paris and Shanghai offices…. Continue Reading

Eighth Annual Canadian General Counsel Awards Recognize Outstanding In-House Counsel

Posted in ACC Canada, ACC News

 Guest Blogger: James Merklinger is vice president and deputy general counsel of legal resources and strategic initiatives. On June 11th, 530 in-house counsel and outside lawyers gathered for the eighth Annual Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA) black tie event. The CGCA was co-founded by National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment. The evening kicked off with… Continue Reading