Press Releases

ACC Urges For Protection of Privilege in Johns Hopkins Univ. v Alcon Labs, Inc.

ACC requested leave to file an amicus curiae in In re Alcon Laboratories, urging the court to issue Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and Alcon Research, Ltd.'s petition for writ of mandamus.

ACC, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance Interview Merck & Co's Kenneth C. Frazier on the General Counsel as Key Ally to Corporate Leadership

ACC and the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance interviewed Kenneth C. Frazier, president and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., on leadership, corporate culture, and evolving GC role.

ACC Europe Elects New Board of Directors President

ACC Europe announced that Christopher Murphy Ives of Hewlett Packard Enterprise was elected president of the ACC Europe board of directors.

ACC Advocates for Stronger General Counsel Influence Amid Growing Regulatory and Business Demands

ACC submitted a thought leadership paper to the National Association of Corporate Directors exploring how the general counsel can be a key ally in establishing corporate culture.

ACC Embarks on Strategic Plan 2.0 With Focus on Global Membership Advancements and Shaping Practice of In-house Law

ACC announced today key initiatives of its Strategic Plan 2.0, a roadmap for the organization's success over the next five years.

ACC Names 2018 Board of Directors

ACC today announced newly elected officers and directors of the 2018 ACC global board of directors.

ACC Honors Outstanding Leadership Achievements of the Year

ACC recognized members, chapters, and committees who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership, service, and commitment to the in-house counsel community.

ACC Urges Canadian Supreme Court to Hear Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc. Case on Internal Investigations

ACC submitted a letter of support in the case Alberta v. Suncor Energy Inc., urging the Supreme Court of Canada to resolve issues related to the litigation privilege for internal investigations.

ACC, National Association of Manufacturers Urge Court to Reject Discriminatory Behavior During Union Activity

ACC recently submitted an amicus curiae brief with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. National Labor Relations Board.

800 Members Join ACC With Launch of New Hong Kong Chapter

ACC today welcomed ACC Hong Kong as its newest chapter, with approximately 800 members joining the ACC global network.

ACC Urges US Department of Labor to Rescind Rule that Limits Companies’ Ability to Seek Legal Counsel

ACC stated support for a DOL proposal to rescind a labor-management rule that ACC argues impairs organizations' ability to seek legal counsel.

Corporate Lawyers to Tackle Pressing Business and Regulatory Trends, Health Care Compliance at ACC Annual Meeting

ACC will host the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting, the world's largest gathering of in-house lawyers, in Washington, DC, October 15-18.

Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association Joins ACC's Global Network

Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association and ACC today announced an alliance, with HKCCA to be rebranded as ACC Hong Kong.

ACC Launches Exclusive Cybersecurity Service

ACC today announced the launch of a new third-party cyber due diligence service, Vendor Risk Service.

Winners of 6th Annual 'Top 10 30-Somethings' Awards Announced at ACC Corporate Counsel University

ACC) today announced winners of its sixth annual 'Top 10 30-Somethings' awards at its Corporate Counsel University® (CCU) in New Orleans.

ACC Foundation to Honor Exemplary Female Leaders, Host Symposium

The ACC Foundation today announced its female leader honorees for the second annual ACC Foundation Global Women in Law & Leadership Reception and Honors Dinner.

ACC In-house Trends Report Tracks Impact of External Changes, Professional and Ethics Issues, and Career Mobility on In-house Community

ACC today released findings from the ACC In-house Trends Report, which includes over 1,800 respondents from 53 countries.

ACC Advocates for Stronger Legal Professional Privilege in European Whistleblower Scenarios

The European Commission should promote incentives for corporate compliance programs, ACC said.

Top In-house Counsel Recognized at the 11th Annual Lexology and International Law Office Global Counsel Awards in Association with the Association of Corporate Counsel

Lexology and ILO, together with ACC, hosted the 11th annual Global Counsel Awards at New York's Cipriani 42nd Street last night.

ACC Urges US Supreme Court to Take Up Case on New Mexico Attorney Subpoena Rule

ACC recently filed a petition for a writ of certiorari recommending that the US Supreme Court hear arguments for the case Supreme Court of New Mexico v. United States.

ACC, US Chamber of Commerce Urge DC Circuit to Reaffirm Attorney-Client Privilege

ACC and the US Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus curiae brief in the Federal Trade Commission v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

ACC Names 12 Companies as 2017 ACC Value Champions

Corporate legal departments are adding legal operations functions, automating work to make time for higher-value projects, and harnessing technology to allow real-time access to metrics.

ACC Middle East Elects New Leadership

ACC today announced the election of new leadership for ACC Middle East, its chapter of more than 250 in-house lawyers from eight countries.

تعلن جمعیة مستشاري الشركات وإدارة الشؤون القانونیة في حكومة دبي عن تعاونھما في تدشین برنامج رائد لاعتماد المحامین الداخلیین

توفر شھادة اعتماد المحامین الداخلیین المقد َّمة من جمعیة مستشاري الشركات (ACC) أفضل الممارسات للمحامین الداخلیین في مجلس التعاون الخلیجي (GCC).

Association of Corporate Counsel, Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Announce Collaboration on Groundbreaking In-house Credentialing Program

The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and ACC today announced an innovative, first-of-its-kind certification program for in-house lawyers working in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Bloomberg Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel Enter Strategic Collaboration

Bloomberg Law and ACC announced today a strategic collaboration for Bloomberg Law to offer sponsored content, practice tools and editorial expertise to ACC members.

Association of Corporate Counsel Europe Annual Conference to Focus on Role of Leadership in the Modern Law Department

ACC Europe will host its 23rd Annual Conference, themed "New Horizons – leading in an ever-changing landscape," from 7-9 May in Cacais, Portugal.

Legal Week, ACC Announce 2017 Finalists for Middle East Legal Awards

Hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Middle East, the Middle East Legal Awards will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence on 11 May.

ACC Legal Operations to Address Emerging Legal Technology, Design Thinking at Third Annual Conference

ACC will host the 2017 ACC Legal Ops Conference, "Accelerating Innovation in Legal Services," on June 4-6 in Chicago.

ACC and University of Delaware to Host Panel Discussion on Volkswagen Emission Scandal

ACC and University of Delaware will host a panel discussion on how companies can protect their brand and maintain high ethical standards across all facets of their global business operations.

ACC Legal Operations Names Inaugural Chair

ACC today named Reese Arrowsmith, VP, head of legal operations, Campbell Soup Company as the first-ever chair of ACC Legal Operations.

Corporate Lawyers Spotlighted for Leadership Contributions in Advocacy at ACC Mid-Year Meeting

ACC today announced the three winners of the 2017 ACC Advocacy Award.

ACC Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Measures

ACC today announced the release of safety guidelines for outside counsel who have access to sensitive company data as part of their engagements with corporate law departments.

Top in-house counsel recognized at the seventh annual Lexology and International Law Office Latin American Counsel Awards in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO), together with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), hosted the seventh annual Latin American Counsel Awards

Top in-house counsel recognized at the fifth annual Lexology and International Law Office Asia-Pacific Counsel Awards in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel

Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO), together with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), hosted the fifth annual Asia-Pacific Counsel Awards

Regulatory Developments and Impact of Executive Orders to be Spotlighted at ACC Mid-Year Meeting

ACC will hold its second annual ACC Mid-Year Meeting in New York April 2-4.

Top In-house Counsel Recognised at the Tenth Annual Lexology and International Law Office European Counsel Awards

Lexology and International Law Office, together with ACC, hosted the tenth annual European Counsel Awards at London's historic One Great George Street last night.

General Counsel Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change, ACC Report Finds

ACC released today the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey, which includes insights from nearly 1,100 GCs and CLOs in 42 countries.

ACC Supports US Supreme Court Review of New York's 'Draconian' Physical Office Requirement for Attorneys

ACC submitted an amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court in support of a petition for writ of certiorari in Ekaterina Schoenefeld v. Eric T. Schneiderman, et al.

Nominations Sought for the ACC Board of Directors

ACC is currently accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. Help shape the future of ACC by serving a three-year volunteer term. All nominations are due by Monday, March 13, 2017.

ACC Urges UK Financial Conduct Authority to Omit Head of Legal Function From Senior Managers Regime

ACC submitted a letter to the UK Financial Conduct Authority, urging it to exclude the head of the legal function of regulated firms from the Senior Manager's Regime.