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Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is the vice president & general counsel of Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at msuprenant@suprenantlaw.com. For veterans, service members and their families, handling problems with post-secondary educational institutions just… Continue Reading

University Trustees Not “Obligated Persons” Under Dodd-Frank

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is vice president and general counsel at Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at marknsuprenant@gmail.com. Trustees and other leaders at not-for-profit colleges and universities can breathe a sigh of relief… Continue Reading

App Development and Why Mobile Privacy Matters

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Guest Blogger: Phil Lee is partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. Mobile app development poses many legal challenges, not the least of which are privacy concerns. In a post-PRISM world, consumer sensitivities to tracking and geo-location are at an all-time high. Why else does mobile privacy matter? It’s simple: If you’re anything like me, your… 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

AM08 Video: Canadian Lawyer INHOUSE

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Canadian Lawyer INHOUSE has posted video coverage of the Annual Meeting, including views of the Exhibit Hall and interviews with Fred Krebs, ACC President, and several of the exhibitors. This is now the third movie Fred has starred in… who can guess the other two? (Hint: IMDB.com has one)

Tuesday Evening Events

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A few more great events took place on Tuesday evening. I’d like to believe it was because it was my birthday, and I’m sure our awesome members wouldn’t stop me from thinking that :) The International Attendees Dinner was held at Canlis, an amazing restaurant here in Seattle. ACC couldn’t be more proud of it’s… Continue Reading

Swag in Seattle: What they’re giving away (part 3 of 3)

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Also prominent on the exhibition hall floor is a widespread athletics theme: lawyers crowded around a virtual golf game in one corner, a pair of young women blowing up mini soccer and footballs in the other and conversations about who lost to who are heard in passing everywhere. Among the companies offering up swag to… Continue Reading

Swag in Seattle: What they’re giving away (part 2 of 3)

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A common theme among firms and companies representing themselves at the Annual Meeting this year are associating themselves with the theme of going green – biodegradable pens, reusable water bottles and other clever items have been seen all over the exhibition hall these past couple of days. Among the firms following the trend is Lindquist & Vennum…. Continue Reading

Swag in Seattle: What they’re giving away (part 1 of 3)

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I’ve been uploaded photos to the ACC’s Flickr stream throughout the day of some of the interesting swag I’ve found here at the ACC’s Annual Meeting 2008 – and boy, is there a lot of it. It seems like nearly every firm or company tabling the event brought some goodies for attendees to take away…. Continue Reading

Preparing to blog from data security breaches panel

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I’m sitting here in room 615 of the Washington State Convention Center, awaiting the start of the session, "A Global Perspective on Data Security Breaches and Enforcement." Right now I’m the only person in the room…but there’s still 20 minutes to showtime. And judging by the impressive panel of speakers – FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour, Hunton & Williams Partner Lisa J. Sotto… Continue Reading

New to In-house Committee Party

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Last night, the New to In-house Committee was treated to a spectacular event at the Seattle Space Needle. Hosted by Thomson Reuters and Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice, the NTI members enjoyed a great meal at the base of the Needle, followed by drinks and dessert in the observation tower. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts,… Continue Reading

Can I get an “Amen!” — Using the Pulpit of Public Opinion

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The  most buzz-y program that I’ve attended so far was the panel on Crisis Management, featuring Charles Babcock, renowned courtroom lawyer; John DeGroote, a GC at BearingPoint, and Richard Levick, CEO and President, Levick Strategic Communications.  It was a very full house of 200 or so and I’d be surprised if Mr. Levick didn’t come… Continue Reading

Live from the floor at ACC’s 2008 Annual Meeting

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There’s a lot going on here at the ACC’s Annual Meeting ’08, which has brought together folks representing law firms and in-house counsel from all around the world. With educational sessions covering diverse topics ranging from getting the most out of a new business to handling your first wrongful termination complaint, the information being presented… Continue Reading

005 Negotiating IP Provisions in Contracts

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Housed in the largest exhibit meeting room, the hall was packed!  That did not stop the panelist from breaking up the attendees into smaller groups and getting direct feedback on the presentation. This session on negotiating terms within software contracts was very enlightening.  One section focused on the clause dealing with what you might get… Continue Reading

Council of Committees

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Just got out of the Council of Committees meeting which was held this morning from 7am- 8:30am. Many topics were discussed, with great focus on the increase of committee leadership on the monthly  teleconferences, as well as the addition of more roles for committee members to help in the production of more webcasts and InfoPaks…. 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

Exhibit Hall – First Evening Preview

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The Exhibit Hall was buzzing with vendors and attendees, exchanging a welcome hello.  Many were visiting vendors they met last year, that now have them as a client.  Some were reconnecting with old friends.  Either way, you can feel the energy and excitement in the air.  Especially when the event officially ended at 7pm and… Continue Reading

Leadership Dinner

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Just got back from the Leadership Dinner which was held at the Experience Music Project- a beautiful venue.  A great evening all around. Here’s a shot from the event. Congratulations to the following award recipients recognized this evening for their great efforts and accomplishments: COMMITTEES OF THE YEAR:  Employment & Labor Law Committee and the New… Continue Reading

Board Sub-Committee Meetings

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The pre-meeting buzz for the ACC Board sub-committee meetings is about providing value to the members in this economic downturn.  For example, if a member is facing a 10% cut in their budget, ACC needs to provide resources to fill that 10% void.  In addition, since time saving resources are paramount, ACC’s resources must meet… Continue Reading

The Energy is Starting

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 We, the staff, have taken the 8 minute tour, done our radio check and figured out where the bathrooms are….so we are ready for the Annual Meeting.  In many ways, the sessions will highlight items in-house already know but most importantly, it will bring to the forefront the many legal issues we are not focusing… Continue Reading

The Market

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Who says Seattle is rainy? It’s a BEAUTIFUL day here- Sunny and 48 degrees. No complaints. I got up early this morning and took a brisk walk to Pikes Place Market to have breakfast with one of my co-workers. If you get the chance, I highly recommend grabbing breakfast at Lowell’s in the market. Great fresh food, friendly… Continue Reading

Leadership Development Institute

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Leadership Development Institute (LDI)  is held every year at Annual Meeting for the incoming leaders of ACC’s Chapters and Committees. Run by our Director of Member Development & Chapters, Tori Payne, and assisted by our  Legal Resources Director, LDI focuses on whatr the new leaders of our chapters and committees need to know to head… Continue Reading