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Seyfarth Shaw LLP is the 2014 sponsor for ACC's Law Department Management Committee.

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The Law Department Management Committee provides resources and information for ACC members who manage people, workflow, knowledge and legal service providers within in-house legal departments. Resources provided include client surveys and best practices for recruiting and retaining in-house staff.

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Special Announcement

Upcoming EMEA Call: Cultural Considerations in Negotiations

Please join the Law Department Management Committee for a special call on cultural differences in negotiation style in international settings. The call will be held on June 18, 2014 at 10 AM ET/2 PM GMT. More information and registration can be found here.

New Strategic Plan Now Available

The Law Department Management Committee's tentative Strategic Plan is now available online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the Committee Leaders.


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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Efficiencies in the NDA Process

Negotiating NDA‰s is a common task for in-house attorneys. NDA‰s are needed across numerous processes and all lines of business, which results in significant time spent dealing with recurring problems and drafting issues. This Legal Quick Hit will focus on the steps in-house departments can take to make the NDA process more efficient. Specifically, we will review Microsoft‰s experience as a case study in standardizing templates, automating the drafting process and outsourcing the negotiations. While not all departments may take advantage of the same steps, there will be ideas that can work for any sized department. Lucy Bassli, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM ET, 6:15 PM GMT

Upcoming Webcast

Negotiating Open Source Agreements

Nov 13 2014 12:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Arent Fox LLP

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Recruiting & Retaining In-House Counsel

Oct 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Robert Half Legal
Attracting qualified professionals and motivating them to give their best are top concerns for today’s corporate legal departments. This InfoPAK offers tips on how in-house counsel can successfully ...

Managing and Motivating Difficult Employees

Sep 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by WeComply, Inc.
As a manager, you’re expected to deal with a difficult employee proactively and effectively. If you’re unable to manage a difficult employee adequately, you may be viewed as part of the problem or ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

New GC? Top Ten Ways to Succeed in Your New Role

Sep 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
For a new General Counsel, the pressure felt as a new employee is amplified because of the high profile of the position. This Top Ten contains some key actions a GC can take in the first few months ...

Top Ten Steps to Take When Served With A Complaint

Apr 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Companies of all sizes and in every industry face lawsuits daily. Some face them more frequently than others, and have processes and procedures in place to begin responding as soon as the complaint ...

B-Y-OMG: Top Ten Considerations when Creating a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Company Policy

Oct 2013 Top Ten
Sponsored by Huron Legal
A review of ten important issues to consider when contemplating a "bring your own device" policy. Includes a review of the pros and cons of BYOD, security issues, and device management.