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The Need for a Personal General Counsel

Posted in In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Anthony Palazzo is in-house litigation counsel for a private company in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of the ACC Research Triangle Area Chapter. Governor Christie appointed his long-time friend and legal counsel David Samson as chairman of the Port Authority. David Samson is also a Partner at Wolff & Samson—legal counsel… Continue Reading

Demystifying the Internal Legal Department Through Social Media

Posted in In-House Practice

Guest Blogger: Aliya Ramji is legal counsel at CSA Group in Canada and focuses on international and intellectual property issues. She is a member of the Aga Khan Education Board for Ontario and a member of the Junior Achievement of Central Ontario’s YGC Board. She can be contacted at aliyaramji@gmail.com. In a 2011 survey conducted… Continue Reading

The Many Paths to In-house Practice

Posted in In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Tiffani Alexander is managing editor of the ACC Docket, the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a MA in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani can be contacted at Alexander@acc.com. On… Continue Reading

Recognize Your Boss for Outstanding Leadership

Posted in ACC Docket

Guest Blogger: Jennifer R. Deitloff is senior counsel for ConAgra Foods, Inc., where she advises the company on labor, employment and immigration matters.  She also co-chairs the Programs subcommittee for ACC’s Employment and Labor Law Committee. A great boss supports, inspires and pushes those in her department for excellence.  A great boss is direct, enthusiastic… Continue Reading

#ACCAM12 – At A Glance

Posted in Annual Meeting 2012, In the House

It has been one week since the conclusion of this year’s annual meeting in sunny Orlando, Florida. Take a look back at some of the highlights, including a Tweet-up held in ACC’s 30th anniversary lounge. We look forward to seeing you next year for ACC’s 2013 Annual Meeting! October 27-30, Los Angeles, CA Register today!

Renewing My Vows to ACC

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Joe Aronds is an Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. in New Jersey, President of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, and writer and illustrator of a monthly law-related cartoon, Overruled! When an in-house employment opportunity presented itself to me, the first thing I resolved to do… Continue Reading

Learning the Business: My First Year In-house

Posted in In the House, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Rachel Okolski currently serves as assistant general counsel and manager of legal resources at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the organization, as well as managing the development of ACC’s legal resources and educational programs on topics related to compliance & ethics, corporate… Continue Reading

Making the Move In-House

Posted in In the News

This is a revised version of an article originally posted July 16, 2012, in Canadian Lawyer Inhouse A recent survey by The Lawyer and an article in the Financial Post provide continuing evidence of the global attraction of practicing in-house. My 20 years as president of ACC provide me with a unique perspective on the… Continue Reading

How to Better Serve Your Client

Posted in ACC News, On the Road

I continue to be amazed by the ACC network and the willingness of members to share the insights gained through their experience. The recent WMACCA annual CLO panel provides a good example. Panelists Jim Bramson (LivingSocial), Angela Ciccolo (Special Olympics), Karen Litsinger (Mirixa Corp.), Brian Miller (The AES Corporation) and moderator Rob Falk (Human Rights… Continue Reading

Looking Back at Amsterdam and Forward to Barcelona

Posted in ACC Europe, ACC News, In the House, On the Road

Guest Blogger: Julien Valliorgues is an assistant general counsel at ACC, handling both transactional and resource development matters. He is A French attorney admitted to practice in France and New York. Prior to joining the ACC, he worked for six years with the Law Firm Gide Loyrette Nouel in both its Paris and Shanghai offices…. Continue Reading

Personal and Professional Skills for Building a Successful Legal Department

Posted in ACC Docket, ACC Europe, In-House Practice

Guest Blogger: Simon Zinger is group general counsel at Aegis Group plc. The ability to deliver accurate and technically sound legal advice has been the foundation of in-house legal departments ever since lawyers joined company ranks. While legal know- how continues to represent a primary deliverable for in-house counsel, the growing opportunities for in-house lawyers… Continue Reading

Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion: Embracing Leadership

Posted in ACC Canada, ACC News, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Bloggers: David Allgood is executive vice president and general counsel, Royal Bank of Canada; treasurer of the ACC Board of Directors and a member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Steering Committee. Kenneth J. Fredeen is general counsel, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Toronto, Ont., Canada and a member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Steering… Continue Reading

Dealing with the Media

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice

We all enjoy those programs that engage the audience and provide practical information that you can use. A recent WMACCA chapter program on dealing with the media did just that. WMACCA Chapter President Michael Finn, who is also vice president & general counsel for General Dynamics Advanced Information System, moderated an outstanding panel that included… Continue Reading

A Look Back on ACC’s First All-Compliance Conference

Posted in ACC News, In the House, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Rachel Okolski currently serves as assistant general counsel and manager of legal resources at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the organization, as well as managing the development of ACC’s legal resources and educational programs on topics related to compliance & ethics, corporate… Continue Reading

The Fastest Way to Get Promoted

Posted in ACC Docket, In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Bill Mordan is senior vice president and general counsel for Reckett Benckiser Group plc. It won’t be your awesome intellect. Your inspiring presentations are not enough. Even your striking good looks won’t push you over the top. If you want to get promoted fast, there is only one method for certain success: Save… Continue Reading

Discovering Your Hidden Talents

Posted in In-House Practice, Leadership

Guest Blogger: Joe Aronds is assistant vice president and assistant general counsel at Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. In New Jersey, Joe is the president of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) and writer and illustrator of a monthly law-related cartoon, Overruled! At the inception of my career, it was drummed into me by the… Continue Reading