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ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey Finds GCs Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change

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More than one-in-three chief legal officers (CLOs) and general counsel (GCs) say their companies adjusted plans to enter new markets following geopolitical events in the last year, and nearly half said they plan to terminate a law firm for underperformance in the year ahead, the ACC CLO 2017 Survey, released yesterday, reported.

Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nominations

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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… Continue Reading

What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry

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(Originally appeared on ACCDocket.com) Fantasy sports might be a fan favorite, but they’ve faced tough opponents in the legal world. In ACC Docket’s upcoming September issue, Joy R. Butler and Ellen M. Zavian discuss the legal odds stacked against the fantasy sports businesses, from company promotions to rightful uses of players’ images.

Big Law Implicit Bias – How Can it be Fixed?

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Guest blogger: Dan Harper is a member of the ACC board of directors and an experienced legal and compliance professional. Never judge someone by the way he looks, or a book by the way it’s covered; For inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Steven Cosgrove As a member of the… Continue Reading

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!

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Taking the pulse of 1,302 general counsel (GC) and chief legal officers (CLO) in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey revealed that corporate law departments are spending more on internal budgets than on law firms or other external legal service providers, and the percentage of general counsel stating that their companies have… Continue Reading

Last Chance to Submit a Nomination for the ACC Advocacy Award

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Closing soon! There are only eight days left to submit a nomination(s) for the 2016 ACC Advocacy Award. Do you know someone who has helped advance issues critical to ACC members? Have you? The ACC Advocacy Award will spotlight an individual, ACC chapter or ACC committee who has greatly advanced ACC’s core advocacy issues. This… Continue Reading

Nomination Period for the ACC Advocacy Award is Open – Recognize Your In-house Peers Today!

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From protecting attorney-client privilege globally 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 in-house practice of law. As the only international legal association comprised solely of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a… Continue Reading

University Trustees Not “Obligated Persons” Under Dodd-Frank

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is vice president and general counsel at Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at marknsuprenant@gmail.com. Trustees and other leaders at not-for-profit colleges and universities can breathe a sigh of relief… Continue Reading

First Circuit Decision Emits Sudden Shockwaves to Private Equity Sector

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Guest Blogger: With 15 years’ experience in the private sector practicing corporate law, leading cross-functional teams and counseling on risk management, Ryan Blum assists and advises Lockton St. Louis/Memphis on business development, and manages operations and client services on a day-to-day basis. He received his J.D. and MBA from Saint Louis University, and his B.S…. Continue Reading

ACC – Week in Review

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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

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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…!

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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

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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

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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

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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

Lavender Law Inspires “Aha” Moments

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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

ACC Celebrates 30 Years

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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

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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

Dealing with the Media

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We all enjoy those programs that engage the audience and provide practical information that you can use. A recent WMACCA chapter program on dealing with the media did just that. WMACCA Chapter President Michael Finn, who is also vice president & general counsel for General Dynamics Advanced Information System, moderated an outstanding panel that included… Continue Reading

The 2011 ACC Census: It’s All About You

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The in-house profession is constantly evolving and adding value. You sit alongside CEOs, vice presidents and the like –– and you are being listened to. You already know your value, even if you have to prove it to your companies every once in a while. You don’t necessarily need a census, or a survey for… Continue Reading