Global Perspectives

Through monthly Skype interviews with ACC's editors, in-house counsel located around the world comment on ACC Docket features. Whether elaborating on articles they have authored themselves, or giving an international perspective on a United States-focused piece, these attorneys offer thoughts and ideas that are valuable to all in-house counsel, as you practice in an increasingly global environment.

In a supplement to the June 2013 "Tips & Insights" column, Don Hughes, vice president & EMEA general counsel at Hitachi Data Systems, talks to ACC Docket about the trend of European companies moving into emerging markets. Here he addresses the in-house challenge of weighing opportunities against risks, and suggests resources for making this balancing act easier.


Nancy A. Nord, Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Former ACC President (1982 – 1991) urges in-house counsel to reach out to regulators with advice from their "real-world experience." She says getting involved early, when regulators are putting together the record that will support regulations, is most effective. This is a supplement to Docket's Jan/Feb cover story: "Building a Global Compliance Department."

Randall Lewis, Associate General Counsel – Asia Pacific, Danone, comments on his Docket article "How to Manage a Dispute in China." The feature is the cover story of the December issue.

As a supplement to the November Docket article "Coming to Terms When Negotiating with a Non-lawyer," the International Air Transport Association's Senior Legal Counsel Marie-Christine Brochu informs readers on this topic, as it applies in Canada.

David Weyant, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Alberta Health Services, shares takeaways from ACC Alberta's first event, "A View From the Top," which offered solutions to challenges for in-house counsel in Calgary.

Therese Lee, Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel for Google, shares why she loves her job.