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A Value-based Client-firm Relationship: Part XV

Posted in Value & Innovation

Post 15 The Current State Week 15. Each week via the In-House ACCess blog, follow the promise and pitfalls of forming a new value-based client-firm relationship. ACC Value Challenge steering committee member Ken Grady, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine World Wide, offered to profile his selection and start-up process of launching a trademark portfolio… Continue Reading

A Value-based Client-firm Relationship: Part XIII

Posted in Value & Innovation

  Post 13 Compensation, Conversation and Collaboration Week 13. Each week via the In-House ACCess blog, follow the promise and pitfalls of forming a new value-based client-firm relationship. ACC Value Challenge steering committee member Ken Grady, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine World Wide, offered to profile his selection and start-up process of launching a… Continue Reading

A Value-based Client-firm Relationship: Part XII

Posted in Value & Innovation

 Process Mapping Primer  Week 12. Each week via the In-House ACCess blog, follow the promise and pitfalls of forming a new value-based client-firm relationship. ACC Value Challenge steering committee member Ken Grady, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine World Wide, offered to profile his selection and start-up process of launching a trademark portfolio management engagement… Continue Reading

A Value-based Client-firm Relationship: Part XI

Posted in Value & Innovation

 The grocery-strategy connection  Week 11. Each week, via the In-house ACCess blog, follow the promise and pitfalls of forming a new value-based client-firm relationship. ACC Value Challenge steering committee member Ken Grady, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine World Wide, offered to profile his selection and start-up process of launching a trademark portfolio management engagement… Continue Reading

Risk Management II: Duped by Success?

Posted in Risk Management & Assessment

“Past performance does not guarantee future results.” I thought about this warning commonly seen on mutual fund prospectuses when reading an excellent column by Robert Samuelson in the Washington Post on the dangers of success, “Oil Spill Reveals the Dangers of Success.”  Samuelson’s piece provides an excellent corollary to a David Brooks column and risk management… Continue Reading

Street Law Honors Award Recipients at Annual Dinner

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Street Law, a nonprofit organization that provides education programs about law, democracy, and human rights and a partner with ACC on the corporate legal diversity pipeline initiative held their annual dinner last week in Washington, D.C. What an evening it turned out to be! The ballroom was packed and charged with energy. The award winners inspired us with… Continue Reading

ACC President Shares Some Thoughts on the ACC Value Index

Posted in Value & Innovation

The recent launch of the ACC Value Index at ACC’s 2009 Annual Meeting generated significant interest and commentary, including both praise and criticism.  We welcome these comments because they not only further the attention and discussion about value in the delivery of legal services (a primary goal of the ACC Value Challenge), but they will also help… Continue Reading

ACC Value Challenge Event: DC

Posted in Value & Innovation

The situation: •    The economy is in recession •    Businesses of every size are being impacted •    Internal staff is being asked to do more with less •    Layoffs are a matter of fact. It should be no surprise that this slump is impacting the legal industry. Many blog sites, including the Wall Street Journal… Continue Reading

A Tribute to Bob Banks

Posted in Miscellaneous

A short time ago, I blogged about the importance of building a life line before you needed it. In that blog I described the value of the connections you would make with your ACC colleagues as an end in itself. Fred Krebs recently helped me reconnect with Bob Banks, former General Counsel of Zerox, and… Continue Reading

When To Start Building A Lifeline

Posted in Miscellaneous

For many in our profession this holiday season is going to be a stressful time. The economy is taking its toll and some of our colleagues have already been laid-off while others are no doubt concerned what the New Year will bring. ACC can be a life line through connections you can develop with your… Continue Reading

In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity

Posted in Value & Innovation

This is a guest post by ACC Board Chair, Ivan Fong. This was originally published in the December issue of the ACC Docket.   As I write my first ACC Chair message, the headlines are grim, relentless and frankly depressing: major companies announcing layoffs, cutting budgets and some even seeking government rescues. The global economy is… Continue Reading

The Market

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

Who says Seattle is rainy? It’s a BEAUTIFUL day here- Sunny and 48 degrees. No complaints. I got up early this morning and took a brisk walk to Pikes Place Market to have breakfast with one of my co-workers. If you get the chance, I highly recommend grabbing breakfast at Lowell’s in the market. Great fresh food, friendly… Continue Reading

Leadership Development Institute

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

Leadership Development Institute (LDI)  is held every year at Annual Meeting for the incoming leaders of ACC’s Chapters and Committees. Run by our Director of Member Development & Chapters, Tori Payne, and assisted by our  Legal Resources Director, LDI focuses on whatr the new leaders of our chapters and committees need to know to head… Continue Reading

Getting to Seattle

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

Well, I’m about to head to Seattle to start the set up process for Annual Meeting. A few of the ACC staff heads to the site to prepare before our attendees join us for a CLE extravaganza. I’m particularly looking forward to our Going Green track of programs. It’s been a hot topic for awhile… Continue Reading

Green-house Counsel

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

ACC’s Green-house Counsel is something we launched on Earth Day of this year. It’s a weekly web feature which delivers resources, tips and facts to help your company adopt policies that are environmentally friendly – and often cost-effective, too. If you get the chance, make sure to check it out each week at acc.com/gogreen to learn… Continue Reading