ACC in the News


Calif. May Propel Pro Bono Changes in Other States

Law360
2018-Nov-25
Law360 covers work by ACC and other organizations to urge greater access to justice in California.

Identikit di un giurista d’impresa

Inhousecommunity.it
2018-Nov-14
A profile of the modern in-house lawyer (in Italian)

Intel Publishes Own Proposed Bill on Federal Data Privacy

Legaltech News
2018-Nov-12
Model bill is "designed to spur discussion that helps inspire meaningful privacy legislation."

Inside look at the ACC Annual Meeting

Above the Law
2018-Oct-24
Above the Law showcases video from the ACC Annual Meeting.

Legal Tech: de jurist als transaction engineer

Mr. (The Netherlands)
2018-Oct-05
Mr. runs a feature story on legal operations, with insights from ACC Europe President Hans Albers

ACC Europe Elects New President

Global Legal Post
2018-Oct-03
Global Legal Post covers Hans Albers' election to president, ACC Europe.

ACC Europe: Hans Albers elu president

Le Monde du Droit
2018-Oct-03
Le Monde du Droit covers Hans Albers' election to president of ACC Europe

Op-Ed: In-house Legal Community Leads the Way with Gender Diversity

The Australian
2018-Sep-21
ACC Australia GC100 member Sarah Turner writes about how the in-house profession can shape gender parity in the legal industry.

Show Me the Money!

Corporate Counsel Business Journal In-House Ops
2018-Sep-14
Corporate Counsel Business Journal In-House Ops reports on findings from the 2018 ACC Global Compensation Report.

Career Mobility and Developing Talent Across the Legal Profession

China Business Law Journal
2018-Sep-14
ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson writes about career mobility for in-house lawyers.

Today’s In-House Lawyer Has More Tools Than Ever

Corporate Counsel Business Journal In-House Ops
2018-Sep-07
Veta T. Richardson and Jean-Claude Beaujour write how the law department can best demonstrate its value to the business.

Cybersecurity, career mobility, and more: ACC's Global Network: Addressing the Concerns and Interests of European In-house Lawyers

Business Law Magazine
2018-Sep-01
ACC Europe leaders write about the chapter's advocacy and programming, as well as ACC data on the European corporate counsel community.

Les directrices juridiques gagnent 22 % de moins

Affiches Parisiennes
2018-Aug-07
Affiches Parisiennes reports on the gender pay gap cited in the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Disney Legal Ops Head: Law Firms Taking Steps to Safeguard Company Data

Bloomberg Big Law Business
2018-Aug-06
Bloomberg Big Law Business interviews ACC Legal Operations Vice Chair Tania Daniels at the 2018 ACC Legal Ops Conference.

How young lawyers can succeed and earn more in-house

Lawyers Weekly
2018-Aug-02
While 12 percent of Australian law school graduates currently go straight to in-house roles, there will be new opportunities in this area with the growth of the in-house legal sector.

Chief Roles: General Counsels Earn Top Dollar, New Titles and C-Suite Access

ABA Journal
2018-Aug-01
ABA Journal publishes a feature story on the evolving role of the general counsel (GC), noting ACC research on how many GCs report directly to the CEO and regularly attend board meetings.

Female General Counsel Earn Less than Male Counterparts

Law in Quebec
2018-Jul-31
Law in Quebec highlighting the ACC Global Compensation Report's findings on the gender pay gap.

Legal Operations Helps Firms Measure Effectiveness

Bloomberg Big Law Business
2018-Jul-27
At the ACC Legal Operations Conference, Bloomberg interviews ACC Legal Operations Chair Emeritus Reese Arrowsmith, head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co.

Les écarts de salaire persistent chez les conseillers juridiques

Droit-Inc
2018-Jul-26
Droit-Inc reports on the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report, focusing on the gender pay gap among male and female in-house lawyers.

ACC’s Second In-house Counsel Certification Programme

The Oath
2018-Jul-26
The Oath (UAE) reports that ACC will host its second In-house Counsel Certification Programme September 3-6 in Dubai

National Legal Organization Behind Push for Changes in Kansas Pro Bono Restrictions

The Wichita Business Journal
2018-Jul-24
The Wichita Business Journal covers ACC comments submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court urging proposed rule changes to expand the ability of in-house counsel to provide pro bono services.

Previous legal experience helps in-house earning capacity

Lawyers Weekly
2018-Jul-24
Australian legal trade publication Lawyers Weekly reports that outside legal experience equates to higher in-house compensation, per the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Hong Kong – Varied HKCCA Agenda Plays Trump Card for Members

Asia Business Law Journal
2018-Jul-23
Asia Business Law Journal reports on recent programming by ACC Hong Kong, including trends in international compliance, developments in bond financing, and sexual harassment.

Les écarts de rémunération entre les hommes et les femmes persistent chez les juristes d'entreprise

Le Monde du Droit
2018-Jul-20
French outlet Le Monde du Droit covers the gender pay gap findings in the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Inégalités salariales : les juristes aussi concernés

Les Echos (France)
2018-Jul-19
French business publication Les Echos writes about the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Women In-House Attorneys Earn 78 Percent of Male Colleagues' Salaries

Bloomberg News
2018-Jul-18
Bloomberg News covers findings from the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report, namely the statistic that women GCs earn 78 percent of their male GC colleagues' salaries.

Female In-house Lawyers Earning Less Than Men

Lawyers Weekly
2018-Jul-17
Australia's Lawyers Weekly covers Australia-specific findings from the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report, reporting that there is a 16.5 percent pay disparity in the country.

How to make it as a corporate counsel

The New Law Journal (UK)
2018-Jul-16
UK's New Law Journal covers the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Survey, placing special focus on the highest paid industries and titles.

Law Firm Experience Boosts In-house Pay – Report

Law Society Gazette
2018-Jul-12
Law Society Gazette (UK) highlights notable findings from the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report, including UK-specific information.

2nd Circuit Ruling on Cross-Border Document Production Welcome Development for In-house Lawyers

Bloomberg Big Law Business and Corporate Counsel/Law.com
2018-Jul-11
Bloomberg Big Law Business and Corporate Counsel/Law.com quote ACC's Mary Blatch on the Second Circuit's ruling in a case in which ACC had filed an amicus curiae brief.

ACC Study Says Outside the US, Gender Pay Gap for Women In-house Lawyers Widens

Corporate Counsel and Law.com
2018-Jul-11
Corporate Counsel/Law.com reports that the gender pay gap is widest for women lawyers in South America and in the Middle East/Africa.

Female GCs Earn 78 Cents for Every Dollar Male GCs Collect

Law360
2018-Jul-11
Law360 covers the findings of the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Top women in-house lawyers paid 22pc less than men

Australian Financial Review
2018-Jul-10
The Australian Financial Review quotes Tanya Khan in an article on the ACC 2018 Global Compensation Report.

Legal Tech Cos. on the Rise as GCs Embrace Automation

Law360
2018-Jul-05
Law360 includes insights from ACC's Catherine J. Moynihan in an article on in-house law departments' work with legal technology companies.

Flexible Upstarts Win In-house Legal Teams’ Trust

Financial Times
2018-Jun-26
The Financial Times quotes Veta T. Richardson in an article on in-house legal departments using "new law" services.

Tania Daniels Talks Shop About Legal Operations at Walt Disney Company and the ACC

Corporate Counsel
2018-Jun-25
Corporate Counsel and The Recorder publish a Q&A with ACC Legal Operations Vice Chair Tania Daniels, head of global legal operations at The Walt Disney Company.

Privilege Lessons From DC Circ.'s Victory for Boehringer Ingelheim in FTC Battle Over GC's Docs

Corporate Counsel
2018-Jun-22
Corporate Counsel covers important takeaways for general counsel from the Boehringer Ingelheim case, with quotes from ACC's Mary Blatch.

When Lawyers Move, Their Spouses May Have Trouble Starting Over

Bloomberg Big Law Business
2018-Jun-21
ACC Vice President & Chief Legal Officer Susanna McDonald addresses multi-jurisdictional practice and in-house counsel job mobility.

Want to Move Up the In-house Ladder? You’d Better Get Networking

Corporate Counsel
2018-Jun-21
Corporate Counsel reports from ACC Corporate Counsel University, in Philadelphia this week.

Corp. Counsel Group Backs Mining Co. in $207M Tax Row

Law360
2018-Jun-15
Law360 writes that ACC has filed an amicus curiae brief urging protection of attorney-client privilege.

Live Conversations From the 2018 ACC Legal Operations Conference

Above the Law
2018-Jun-12
Follow along with the conversation at the 2018 ACC Legal Operations Conference in Chicago with Above the Law, which has two bloggers reporting live from sessions.

4 GCs, 4 Different Strategies for Reducing Cost Through Legal Operations

Legaltech News
2018-Jun-12
Legaltech News reports live from the ACC Legal Operations Conference, covering the keynote remarks by GCs from Walmart, Medtronic, DXC, and Chicago Public Media.

Les directeurs juridiques revendiquent leur role de business partner

Affiches Parisiennes
2018-Jun-12
Affiches Parisiennes covers the ACC Europe Annual Conference, including details on conference sessions on GDPR.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for June 11

The Washington Post
2018-Jun-11
The Washington Post announces Susanna McDonald as ACC's new Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Entretien avec Veta T. Richardson, presidente de l’ACC

Affiches Parisiennes
2018-Jun-11
Affiches Parisiennes interviews ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson.

The St. Louis American Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Pairs Diverse Law Students With Companies

The St. Louis American
2018-Jun-09
ACC St. Louis' diversity and inclusion programs are highlighted in the St. Louis American.

ACC Promotes From Within for New Chief Legal Officer

Corporate Counsel
2018-Jun-06
Corporate Counsel reports that ACC has named Susanna McDonald its new Vice President & Chief Legal Officer.

7-Eleven, Seyfarth Shaw Collaborate to Streamline Real Estate Portfolio

Corporate Counsel and Law.com
2018-Jun-01
Corporate Counsel and Law.com cover the accomplishments of 2018 ACC Value Champions 7-Eleven and Seyfarth Shaw.

Cybersécurité : la multiplication des violations de données force les entreprises à revoir leurs stratégies face aux attaques

Village de la Justice
2018-May-31
ACC Europe President Chris Murphy Ives writes a bylined article in French legal publication Village de la Justice.

Cyber Survey Underscores Dour Perspective of In-house Lawyers

Cyberinsecurity
2018-May-30
New legal publication Cyberinsecurity publishes a Q&A with ACC's Amar Sarwal on the new ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report.

Hong Kong – Varied menu for ACCHK members

Asia Business Law Journal
2018-May-28
Asia Business Law Journal recaps recent events hosted by ACC Hong Kong, including programs addressing e-sport, risk management, and insurance coverage disputes.

Rising Data Breaches Lead Companies to Review Cybersecurity Standards

Financial Director (UK)
2018-May-25
Financial Director (UK) features an article by ACC Europe President Chris Murphy Ives about the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report and the implementation of the EU GDPR.

GDPR Says Companies Must Have a Data Privacy Officer. Who Should That Be?

SHRM.org
2018-May-23
SHRM.org looks into the GDPR requirement that companies must appoint a data protection officer.

‘Chaotic, Opaque’ GDPR Rollout Has Tech Companies Holding Their Breath

National Journal
2018-May-23
National Journal looks into how companies are preparing for the EU GDPR.

Corporate Counsel Need to Get a Seat at the Table

Global Legal Post
2018-May-23
At the ACC Europe Annual Conference, Global Legal Post sits down with ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson and ACC Europe President Chris Murphy Ives.

Some Companies Taking ‘Wait and See’ Approach with EU Privacy Law

Bloomberg Big Law Business
2018-May-21
Bloomberg Big Law Business reports on the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report in an article on preparations for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Monsanto and Husch Blackwell’s Case Assessment Mastery Made Them ACC Value Champions

Corporate Counsel
2018-May-21
Corporate Counsel/Law.com features a profile on ACC Value Champions Monsanto and Husch Blackwell.

Cybersecurity Alert

The New Law Journal (UK)
2018-May-21
UK legal trade publication The New Law Journal reports on the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report.

Association of Corporate Counsel Names 2018 Value Champions

Corporate Counsel and Law.com
2018-May-15
Corporate Counsel and Law.com report on the 2018 ACC Value Champions, including quotes from ACC's Catherine Moynihan on the judging/selection process.

Ushering Legal Operations Into the Future: A Q&A With Reese Arrowsmith of Campbell Soup

Law.com
2018-May-09
ACC Legal Operations Chair Reese Arrowsmith conducts a Q&A with Law.com on his roles with ACC and at Campbell Soup Co.

GCs Expect More Cybersecurity Responsibility

Australasian Lawyer and NZ Lawyer
2018-May-09
Australasian Lawyer and NZ Lawyer cover the release of the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report.

The Rules of Being General Counsel in the Cyber Century

ABA Journal
2018-May-08
A column published on ABA Journal cites ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey data on the importance GCs place on data breaches when considering their top priorities and worries.

In-house Role in Cybersecurity Expected to Increase

Lawyers Weekly
2018-May-08
Lawyers Weekly (Australia) publishes an article on the results of the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report.

In-house Braced for Cybersecurity Surge

Law Society Gazette
2018-May-07
Law Society Gazette (UK) highlights significant findings from the 2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report, including on GDPR.

Finding True North: How Corporate Legal Departments are Leading the Legal Industry Forward

JDSupra
2018-May-03
ACC's Amar Sarwal discusses ACC Legal Operations in an article published on JDSupra.

Daten­si­cher­heit ver­stärkt im Fokus von Unter­neh­mens­ju­risten

Legal Tribune Online
2018-May-02
German publication Legal Tribune Online reports on the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report, which was released May 1.

Heightened Cybersecurity Roles for In-house Lawyers as Breaches Increase

Global Legal Post
2018-May-02
Global Legal Post reports on findings from the ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report, including expected increases to cybersecurity budgets in the next 12 months.

In-house Counsel Have Plenty to Do Prepare for GDPR Deadline

Law.com
2018-May-01
Law.com reports on the 2018 ACC Foundation: The State of Cybersecurity Report, with special focus on its findings about how in-house counsel are preparing for GDPR later this month.

ACC Holds Global Mid-Year Meeting in Denver

Law Week Colorado
2018-May-01
Law Week Colorado reports live from the ACC Mid-Year Meeting, held in Denver this year.

In-House Attys Must Become Data Privacy Pros, Experts Say

Law360
2018-Apr-24
Law360 covers a session at the ACC Mid-Year Meeting, "Fostering Strategic Relationships: Data Privacy and Security."

Ethics Rules Have Not Evolved with AI, GCs Say

Law360
2018-Apr-23
Law360 reports from the 2018 ACC Mid-Year Meeting in Denver this week.

Anatomy of a PR Response: How Starbucks is Handling its Philadelphia Crisis

The Washington Post
2018-Apr-19
ACC Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Derede McAlpin was quoted in a Washington Post article on Starbucks' crisis response.

The 5 Traits CLOs Will Seek in Their Next In-House Hires

Law360
2018-Apr-09
A Law360 article, "The 5 Traits CLOs Will Seek in Their Next In-House Hires," includes data from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey

Facebook's Problems Spotlight Elevated Role of In-house Lawyers

Bloomberg Big Law Business
2018-Mar-30
ACC CLO & SVP of Advocacy and Legal Services Amar Sarwal discusses the expanding role in-house counsel play when it comes to business strategy.

Top Risks Facing General Counsel in 2018

Corporate Compliance Insights
2018-Mar-30
Corporate Compliance Insights features an article by ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson on the top risks facing general counsel in the year head.

What Law Firms Stand to Lose in the #MeToo Era

Law360
2018-Mar-27
In Law360, Amar Sarwal explains that in-house counsel are likely focused on their own companies' sexual harassment policies, but will next turn to evaluating their law firms.

Why Some BigLaw Harassment Policies Miss the Mark

Law360
2018-Mar-26
Amar Sarwal, ACC chief legal officer and senior vice president of advocacy and legal services, states that policy execution is more meaningful than the policy itself.

How Law Firms are Adapting to #MeToo Era

Law360
2018-Mar-25
Amar Sarwal, ACC chief legal officer and senior vice president of advocacy and legal services, is quoted in Law360 about how the #MeToo movement is affecting the legal industry.

High Court Limits on Whistleblowers are Mixed Bag for Companies

Bloomberg Law
2018-Mar-19
ACC Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Legal Services Amar Sarwal is quoted in Bloomberg Law on a recent US Supreme Court decision in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers.

How Legal Departments Can Prepare for the Upcoming GDPR

Law360
2018-Mar-14
Law360 interviewed ACC Europe member Alessandro Galtieri and ACC Health Law Committee Chair K Royal on the necessary steps that law departments can take to prepare for GDPR.

Cybersécurité et data gouvernance, l'obsession des directeurs juridiques

Les Echos Executives (France)
2018-Feb-28
Les Echos Executives features a piece on the key findings within the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey.

Chief Legal Officer Survey 2018: vers un rôle prépondérant pour les juristes d’entreprise?

Le Village de la Justice (France)
2018-Feb-27
Le Village de la Justice published a piece authored by ACC Europe President Christopher Murphy Ives on the key takeaways from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey.

4 Essential Tasks New GCs Should Immediately Conquer

Law360
2018-Feb-26
Law360 interviewed Amar Sarwal, ACC Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Legal Services, on the essential tasks every new GC or CLO needs to conquer on the job.

CLOs Say Regulatory Issues Aren't Going Away

Agenda Week
2018-Feb-26
ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson was quoted in Agenda Week discussing the top regulatory issues facing CLOs this year

ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey: Has the Age of Corporate Counsels Come?

Financial Director (UK)
2018-Feb-26
Financial Director published a piece authored by ACC Europe President Christopher Murphy Ives on the key takeaways from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey.

'The SEC Has a Big Problem Now' After Broad Whistleblower Protections Curbed

National Law Journal
2018-Feb-22
National Law Journal interviewed Amar Sarwal, ACC Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Legal Services, on the US Supreme Court's decision in Digital Realty v. Somers.

Jetzt kommen die Rechtsvorstände

Trend
2018-Feb-16
Trend, a leading business magazine in Austria, reports on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey, highlighting the influential position of the CLO within an organization.

Les évolutions réglementaires donnent un rôle majeur au directeur juridique

Le Monde du Droit
2018-Feb-08
Le Monde du Droit discusses the ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey findings on top concerns for CLOs worldwide, as well as growing involvement of CLO in business strategy and operational decisions.

A Third of CLOs Fired Outside Counsel in 2017 and That Number is Set to Rise

Corporate Counsel
2018-Feb-08
In Corporate Counsel, ACC CLO and SVP of Advocacy and Legal Services Amar Sarwal discusses outside counsel relationships, legal spending, and growth of legal operations.

Technology, Data Security Rank High Among List of CLO Concerns

Legaltech News
2018-Feb-08
In Legaltech News, Amar Sarwal, ACC CLO & SVP of advocacy & legal services, shares how CLOs are making operational changes in light of data breaches to safeguard their departments.

In-house Data Concerns

The New Law Journal (UK)
2018-Feb-08
The New Law Journal (UK) reports on findings from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey relating to the protection of corporate data.

The Big Switch: Why a Third of Companies Will Change Lawyers

Australian Financial Review
2018-Feb-01
Australian Financial Review covers the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey, specifically findings on inside and outside counsel relationships.

Top Law Firms and Legal Departments Encouraged to Enter the Middle East Legal Awards

Legal Week
2018-Jan-30
Legal Week reports that the nomination period for the Middle East Legal Awards is open. The awards program is jointly hosted by Legal Week and ACC Middle East.

The 2 Biggest Worries Keeping GCs Up At Night

Law360
2018-Jan-29
Law360 covers the findings in the 2018 ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey, noting that CLOs are increasingly necessary to help assess potential risks and opportunities facing their companies.

GCs Drive Ethical Corporate Culture

Global Legal Post (UK)
2018-Jan-26
Global Legal Post (UK) reports on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey and its significant findings related to CLO reporting structure and top concerns in the year ahead.

Four Legal Concerns Boards Can't Ignore

Agenda Week
2018-Jan-08
Agenda Week quotes ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson and ACC Board Chair Bill Mordan throughout an article on the biggest legal concerns facing boards of directors in 2018.