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Significant Amendments Proposed to Canadian Foreign Anti-Corruption Law

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

Guest Bloggers: Justin Connor is chair of ACC’s International Legal Affairs Committee for 2012-2013. Lucinda A. Low is partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP.  Earlier this month, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced proposed amendments to Canada’s foreign bribery law, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). If enacted, the proposed amendments would… Continue Reading

All You Need is … a Love Contract?

Posted in In the News

Finding love can be a daunting task — almost as challenging as finding a job. But what happens when the two worlds collide, and amidst the sparks, a romance ignites within the workplace? This is a question that more and more employers are asking themselves. Welcome vs. unwelcome behavior, sexual harassment and favoritism are among… Continue Reading

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

Global Compliance Concerns Carry Over Into the New Year

Posted in Around the World, In the House, In the News, In-House Practice

Last fall, the US Department of Justice and Security and Exchange Commission released new guidelines to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office unveiled revisions to the UK Bribery Act policies, giving corporate lawyers plenty to mull over within their departments. These two documents provide guidance and regulation for issues… Continue Reading

Workplace Violence—Is Your Company At Risk?

Posted in In the News

Violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has reignited ongoing conversations about mental health, gun control and workplace violence. On Nov. 6, 2012, a deadly shooting in Fresno, Cali, claimed the lives of three people when an employee opened fire on his co-workers before taking his own life. Two weeks prior, Foxnews.com reported… 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

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

Making the Move In-House

Posted in In the News

This is a revised version of an article originally posted July 16, 2012, in Canadian Lawyer Inhouse A recent survey by The Lawyer and an article in the Financial Post provide continuing evidence of the global attraction of practicing in-house. My 20 years as president of ACC provide me with a unique perspective on the… Continue Reading