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ACC – Weekly Review

Posted in Miscellaneous

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

Victory in Gillard v. AIG

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Relying at multiple points on an amicus brief filed by the Association of Corporate Counsel and others, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has returned to the fold and will now apply the attorney-client privilege to confidential communications, in particular, legal advice, from the attorney to the client.  The decision is available here.     Prior Pennsylvania court… Continue Reading

Is the SEC Blowing it for Whistleblowers?

Posted in In-House Practice

  This morning, ACC registered what may be some of the most important comments the SEC considers this year. On behalf of 270 companies, we asked the Commission to think long and hard about rules they’ve proposed that will determine whether corporate compliance and reporting programs flourish or perish pursuant to whistleblower policies mandated by Dodd-Frank’s… Continue Reading

From San Antonio, ACC’s 2010 Annual Meeting Helps In-House Counsel Be the Solution

Posted in Annual Meeting 2010, Leadership

Welcome to ACC’s 2010 Annual Meeting in beautiful San Antonio. Our theme this year is Be the Solution. Our meeting will continue to provide practical sessions and realistic solutions that help you navigate the challenges and opportunities faced by corporate legal departments around the world. ACC Committees drive our meeting content. Your peers tell us… Continue Reading

A Value-based Client-firm Relationship: Part XIII

Posted in ACC Value Challenge

  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

Privilege Cat and Mouse? How the NYAG’s Actions Against BofA Threaten Privilege Protection

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In a case involving an investigation by the NYAG and the SEC of Bank of America’s merger with Merrill Lynch and compensation and bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch executives (see New York Law Journal story), the NYAG’s approach turns privilege law on its head and could profoundly undermine the provision of legal and preventive law… Continue Reading