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
At the inaugural ACC Mid-Year Meeting, “Hot Topics in Financial Industry Cybersecurity” revealed via attendee polling that only eight percent of companies represented in the session have a sharing program with government or industry. On the other end of the spectrum, 73 percent do have an incident response plan.
At the inaugural ACC Mid-Year Meeting, one of the popular morning sessions was “Enhancing Compliance and Risk Management Through Contracts.” Faculty Dan Puterbaugh, director and associate general counsel, Adobe Systems; Monica Reinmiller, director corporate compliance, Sutherland Global Services Inc; and Sarah Sederstrom, senior counsel, Wunderman, instructed attendees that your contracts can be your first line… Continue Reading
Ninety-five percent of chief legal officers stated their law department insources contract management, according to the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey. And this year, contracts saw a big increase in the percentage of individuals who cite this as their primary practice, with 64 percent of respondents identifying it as their primary discipline.
Guest blogger: Ed Paulis is vice president and assistant general counsel at Zurich North America Group. He is also chair of the ACC Litigation Committee. He can be reached at email@example.com. In a 2011 opinion, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that while the substantive conclusions of a Special Litigation Committee (SLC) were entitled to… Continue Reading