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

Posted in Miscellaneous

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

AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

As we enter into a new era of rapid globalization, the need for developing an airtight strategy to maintain attorney-client privilege cannot be underestimated. Although often viewed as a powerful tool in the United States, privilege protections vary considerably in other countries. As such, in-house counsel should become acutely aware of these differences and act… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Miscellaneous

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

Attorney Client Privilege—Does Subject Matter Waiver Apply?

Posted in Privilege

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

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

Posted in Privilege

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 Privilege

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!

Posted in Miscellaneous

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