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ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey Finds GCs Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change

Posted in Miscellaneous

More than one-in-three chief legal officers (CLOs) and general counsel (GCs) say their companies adjusted plans to enter new markets following geopolitical events in the last year, and nearly half said they plan to terminate a law firm for underperformance in the year ahead, the ACC CLO 2017 Survey, released yesterday, reported.

Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a fitting backdrop for one of this year’s most anticipated technology panel: “The New Digital Normal: Managing… Continue Reading

Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!

Posted in Ethics & Compliance

Guest bloggers: Andy Hinton is vice president, ethics and compliance at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. It wasn’t too many years ago that people would have scoffed at the idea of spending most of your waking… Continue Reading

Compliance – It Can Start with Contracts

Posted in ACC Mid-Year Meeting

At the inaugural ACC Mid-Year Meeting, one of the popular morning sessions was “Enhancing Compliance and Risk Management Through Contracts.” Faculty Dan Puterbaugh, director and associate general counsel, Adobe Systems; Monica Reinmiller, director corporate compliance, Sutherland Global Services Inc; and Sarah Sederstrom, senior counsel, Wunderman, instructed attendees that your contracts can be your first line… Continue Reading

The DuPont Legal Model: A Playbook for Success

Posted in Litigation Shorts

Guest bloggers: Jennifer Mailander is associate general counsel at Corporation Service Company, and is the former chair of ACC’s Litigation Committee. She can be reached at jennifer.mailander@cscglobal.com. Tom Sager is a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former general counsel at DuPont. He can be reached at sagert@ballardspahr.com. DuPont has worked with dozens of law… Continue Reading

Data Breaches: In the News and in the ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2015 Survey Results

Posted in Inside Health Law

Guest Blogger: K Royal is privacy counsel at Align Technology, Inc. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at kroyal@aligntech.com. If you pay attention to any type of information sharing – news, emails, social media – you have heard something about at least one breach of data… Continue Reading

Your Organization’s Primary Cyber Risks

Posted in Technology & IP

Guest Blogger: Eric Drattell is senior vice president & general counsel for Risk Management Solutions, Inc; David Garrett is managing director for Stroz Friedberg LLC; and Mark Krause is senior counsel, Compliance and Litigation for Warner Bros. Entertainment. We live in a brave new world. Technology is changing at a lightning fast pace. Most (if… Continue Reading

Situational Awareness and In-house Counsel Technology

Posted in Technology & IP

Situational awareness is a relatively new term, applied most frequently by the military, emergency services and air traffic control. It is a complex field and has generated much study and many definitions. One that I like simply defines situational awareness as “being aware of one’s surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations.”

Postcard from Germany

Posted in Cross Borders

  By J. Alberto Gonzalez-Pita the Executive Vice-President & General Counsel of HCP, Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Gonzalez-Pita is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel.  I recently had the great pleasure of attending the ACC Europe Annual Conference in Berlin. For three days, I attended… Continue Reading

What My Time in Your House Has Taught Me

Posted in ACC Docket

(ACC Docket — December) Read this 2011 Communicator Award-winning blog post! I learn a lot about our members when I attend a gathering. I am writing this blog post on the heels of our 2010 Annual Meeting in San Antonio –– my fifth meeting since I’ve been with ACC. Here’s what the meetings have taught me,… Continue Reading

A Creature of Habit Gets Out of Her Comfort Zone

Posted in ACC Docket

(ACC Docket — September) Much to the chagrin of those who know me well, I am a creature of habit. I sit on the same side in church; the same car and even seat on the commuter train. It upsets me if someone sits in “my seat.” Yes, I know it’s not really mine, but… Continue Reading

Strategic Risk Management: Art or Science?

Posted in Risk Management & Assessment

  I just returned from Vienna and the annual conference of our European chapter–ACC Europe.   Strategic Risk Management: Art or Science? engaged our more than 250 participants with outstanding speakers from across Europe. The discussions in the sessions and during the breaks were lively and informative. The topics were especially relevant given the recent international financial meltdown… Continue Reading