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Tag Archives: attorney-client privilege

Attorney Client Privilege—Does Subject Matter Waiver Apply?

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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!

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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

Predicting the Future

Posted in ACC Docket

(January/February 2012) In the past, I’ve been asked to serve on panels to discuss upcoming trends in the publishing industry for the following year. I always turn them down. Why? Because I dislike it when people try to predict the future. The audience wants facts, and I cannot provide them since I honestly don’t know… 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

FASB to Scale Back FAS 5 Proposal: Organizational Respect For Privilege Expected To Be Reinstated

Posted in In-House Practice

ACC applauds the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for moving away from its proposed changes to FAS 5 contingent liability reporting requirements and adopting a more reasonable approach in response to strong opposition from ACC and other bar and business groups. The Board reportedly plans to issue a final rule that will incorporate the following*:… Continue Reading

Hi! I’m your new roving blogger!

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Greetings friends:  My name is Stephanie Martz, and I am the Senior Director for White Collar Crime policy at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Back in the other Washington, I do a lot of advocacy work with ACC on issues such as the federal government’s charging policies (demanding waiver of attorney-client privilege, firing… Continue Reading