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ACC Names 12 Companies as 2017 ACC Value Champions

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel publishes the ACC press release on the 2017 ACC Value Champions announcement.

ACC Names Telstra, Woolworths As Value Champions

The Australian
The Australian reports that Telstra and Woolworths Group have been honored for achieving sustained reductions in legal costs, increased client satisfaction, and improved results.

NetApp and Elevate Services Partnership Recognized for Cost-Saving Program

Daily Journal
Daily Journal reports that the partnership between California-based NetApp and Elevate Services was recognized by ACC as a model for efficient legal management practices.

Woolworths Slashes Legal Bills By $30 Million, Telstra Cuts Lawyer Use

The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review reports that Woolworths Group and Telstra have been named 2017 ACC Value Champions.

ACC Names Value Champs for 2017

Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel reports that legal departments at numerous companies are striving more to build efficiencies and leverage technology, as seen by the efforts of the 2017 ACC Value Champions.

How Can In-house Teams Get More Value? Partner With Firms

Law360 covers news that ACC recognized 12 law department and law department/law firm collaborations as 2017 ACC Value Champions.

New Horizons, Old Problems

Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine
Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine previews the 2017 ACC Europe Annual Conference, to be held in Cascais, Portugal.

A Question of Privilege

Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine
Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine publishes a feature on the risk of conflicts of interest between in-house lawyers’ duty to their employer and duty to financial regulators.

23eme Conference Annuelle de l’ACC Europe

Le Monde du Droit
French legal trade publication Le Monde du Droit previews the ACC Europe Annual Conference (May 7-9 in Cascais, Portugal).

Mapping Out an e-Discovery Strategy

Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine
Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine uses data from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey in an article on e-discovery trends in Canada.

New Counsel Rules Meant to Keep Sharks Out of 'Ocean of Data' Could Slow Work, Raise Costs, Firms Say

Corporate Counsel and The Recorder
ACC Vice President & Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal was quoted in Corporate Counsel & The Recorder about data security measures and policies.

Corporate Counsel Group Issues Law Firm Cyber Guidance

Bloomberg Big Law Business
Bloomberg Big Law Business covers ACC's recently-released cybersecurity model controls for law firms.

Wells Fargo Lawyers Were Too Cost-Focused, Report Says

Bloomberg Big Law Business
Bloomberg Big Law Business quotes ACC Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal on the Wells Fargo scandal investigative report.

Machines are Organizing Legal's Data, But Not Fast Enough

LegalTech News
LegalTech News quotes ACC Legal Operations Chair Reese Arrowsmith in an article about machine-learning powered data classification.

Legal Tech Download: Online Small Claims, New Cyber Rules

Law360 rounds up the biggest news in the world of legal technology, including news that ACC released cybersecurity guidelines for law firms.

How Law Firms Can Compete with Alt Service Provers

Law360 publishes an analysis on the role of legal service providers in the current legal marketplace, and ACC offers insights on the trend.

Campbell Soup Exec Heads New ACC Section

Coporate Counsel, NJ Law Journal
Corporate Counsel and the NJ Law Journal cover the news that Reese Arrowsmith, vice president and head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Co., will serve as chair of ACC Legal Operations

ACC Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Measures

Global Legal Post
The Global Legal Post features ACC's newly-issued guidelines for law firm cybersecurity measures.

GCs Must Oversee Probes to Protect Privilege, Experts Say

Law360 reports from the ACC Mid-Year Meeting, covering an educational session on privilege for internal investigations

Lawyers Mobilize as Trump Wages War on Regulations

National Law Journal
National Law Journal publishes an in-depth look at how lawyers are preparing for the Trump administration's overhaul of regulations.

Attorneys Should Cooperate in Financial Enforcement: Regulators

Law360 reports from the 2017 ACC Mid-Year Meeting, covering a session that featured Tony Alexis, deputy assistant director for enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A 21st Century Fox Lawyer's Perspective on Cooperation

Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel reports live from the ACC Mid-Year Meeting, publishing an article on how in-house counsel can cooperate with regulators.

Cybersecurity Guidance for Law Firms is Nothing to Argue About

Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Data Security Blog
Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Data Security Blog covers ACC's release of cybersecurity guidelines for law firms with access to client data.

ACC Offers Benchmarks for Law Firm Cybersecurity

Law360 reports that ACC released cybersecurity guidelines for law firms that outline the ways in which sensitive information passed to outside counsel should be handled and protected.

What Companies Can Demand From Law Firms on Data Security

Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel reports that ACC released a set of model cybersecurity guidelines to help corporate legal departments ensure that law firms safeguard their company's confidential information.

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - Examining Geopolitical Changes

LexisNexis UK
In LexisNexis UK, ACC Europe President Carsten Lueers examines the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey findings related to geopolitical changes.

Bankruptcy Fees and the $1,000-an-Hour Dilemma

CapitalStructure covers law firm rates for bankruptcy cases, and quotes ACC Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal on the matter.

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - In-house and External Counsel

LexisNexis UK
In LexisNexis UK, ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson examines the broad changes that have occurred between in-house and external counsel as shown in ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey.

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - The Talking Points

LexisNexis UK
ACC Board Chair Iohann Le Frapper examines findings in the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey and explores some of the main causes of concern in a Q&A with LexisNexis UK.

Is Deutsche Bank's Refusal to Pay Junior Lawyers Misguided?

Bloomberg Big Law Business
Bloomberg Big Law Business quotes ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson on news that Deutsche Bank will refuse to pay for law firms' newly-qualified lawyers/trainees.

6 Traits That Will Get You Hired In-house

Law360 quotes ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson in an article about in-house hiring trends.

Special Report: Mo Cowan's Senate Privileges Could be Valuable to General Electric Keys to the Club

Boston Herald
ACC Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal was quoted in a Boston Herald article about General Electric's new vice president of legal policy, Mo Cowan a former US Senator.

Technology: Boeing Insider Data Breach Serves as Reminder for HR

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM cites research from the ACC Foundation: State of Cybersecurity Report on data breaches in a technology column on proper protocols and training for companies to ensure data safety.

Still Checking Work Email on Vacation? This Employer Says 'Stop'

The Washington Post
The Washington Post today features ACC and a number of ACC staff members in an article on companies offering their employees opportunities to disconnect from email.

A Man of Enterprise

Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine
Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine (UK) profiles ACC Europe President Carsten Lueers and features ACC Europe plans for 2017.

Fighting Corruption Should be a Government, Corporate, and Global Effort: More Emphasis Should be Placed on Incentivizing Compliance

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel publishes an op-ed by ACC Board of Directors Chair Iohann Le Frapper on the role of corporations in helping to fight corruption.

The Trouble With Young Associates

ACC VP & Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal talks law firm associate pay and how high salaries factor into legal departments' interest in working with law firm attorneys who focus on value.

Not Right, Mate: Bounty Hunter Fear as Whistleblower Laws Mooted

Australian Financial Review
Australian Financial Review quotes ACC Australia President Gillian Wong in an article on whistleblower laws in Australia.

Les Avocats "Maison" Ont La Cote!

ACC Board Chair Iohann Le Frapper was quoted in a Droit-Inc. article on the trend of corporate legal departments hiring more lawyers and insourcing work.

Microsoft is Overhauling How It Hires Outside Law Firms

Bloomberg Big Law Business
Bloomberg Big Law Business cites a finding from the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey on inside counsel hiring and replacing law firms.

In-house Counsel Plan to Cut Underperforming Firms

Lawyers Weekly (Australia)
Lawyers Weekly (Australia) features an article on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey.

Compliance Officer La Justice Embraye

Décideurs Magazine (France)
ACC Board of Directors Chair Iohann Le Frapper is quoted in a Décideurs Magazine (France) article on the role of the compliance officer at corporations.

Nearly Half of Top Legal Officers Expect to Fire at Least One Firm This Year, Survey Says

ABA Journal
ABA Journal reports on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey.

Corporate Counsel Share Tips on Communicating with the C-suite

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly covers a program on how in-house counsel interact with the C-suite, hosted by ACC Northeast.

Over a Third of GCs Expect to Axe Underperforming Firms This Year

Australasian Lawyer
Australasian Lawyer reports on the findings within the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey.

GCs Ready and Willing to Cull Underperforming Outside Counsel, Survey Finds

Global Legal Post
Global Legal Post features an article on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey.

ACC Chicago Welcomes a Record Seven New Directors

The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune publishes a news brief on new members of the ACC Chicago board of directors.

Nearly Half of GCs May Fire a Firm in 2017

Law360 reported on the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey, featuring news that almost half of respondents said they may fire an underperforming law firm in 2017.

GCs May Get Rid of Underperforming Firms in 2017, Survey Says

Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel covers the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey, focusing on findings related to inside/outside counsel relationships.

Lawyer Groups Urge SCOTUS to Review NY Office Mandate

Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA reports on ACC's amicus curiae brief urging the US Supreme Court to review a New York rule requiring non-resident attorneys practicing in the state to hold physical office space.

Trial Reveals Pitfalls of Whistleblower Claims From In-house Corporate Lawyers

Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal quotes ACC VP and Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal on what happens when companies face whistleblower claims from their own in-house counsel or compliance officers.

In-house Accountability Regime 'Will Create Climate of Fear'

Law Society Gazette (UK)
Law Society Gazette (UK) reported on the ACC letter to the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Cybersecurity and the In-house Lawyer in 2017

LexisNexis United Kingdom
LexisNexis UK interviewed ACC Board of Directors Chair Iohann Le Frapper about what to watch in the area of cybersecurity in 2017, with special focus on developments in European Union and UK.

An Inside Job

Washington Lawyer
Washington Lawyer includes several quotes from ACC on the appeal of the in-house role.

ACC Global Chair Pursues Global Priorities: In-house Group Seeks Cross-Border Perspective on Legal Issues

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel's January issue features a Q&A with ACC Board of Directors Chair Iohann Le Frapper.

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