Chief Legal Officers
ACC supports the legal practice, professional development and managerial responsibilities of CLOs through a variety of programs and resources. We are constantly looking for ways to serve our members better. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Linda Kelly, Senior Counsel and Director of Chief Legal Officer Services.
The CLO ThinkTank program brings together a select group of CLOs for an in-depth look at a current trend, issue or development facing law department leaders. Executive reports and other downloadable materials capture the best practices, challenges and opportunities discussed in these forums.
CLO Executive BulletinThe CLO Executive Bulletin is an e-newsletter designed exclusively for CLOs. Get perspectives from leading CLOs on current legal issues or browse executive briefings that highlight recent ACC public policy initiatives undertaken on behalf of the bar. This e-newsletter also features other resources of particular interest to law department leaders.
Each issue of the CLO Executive Bulletin features the perspective of a leading CLO on a pressing legal issue and how his or her company has dealt with it. These insights include best practices and effective management strategies. Read the latest editions below or browse archived articles for more topics.
Reimagining the Role of In-House Counsel: An Interview with Entergy's Marcus Brown
Bob Weber on the Spirit of Service the Led to Unique Pro Bono Recognition for IBM's In-House Law Department
Partnering to Foster Diversity in the Legal Profession - An Interview with DuPont's Tom Sager
Capitol Power's Kate Chisholm on Proactively Positioning the Law Department as a Business Partner
MITRE Corp's Sol Glasner on Bridging the Gap Between Public and Private Sectors in a Unique Non-Profit Organization
Walgreen's Tom Sabatino on Aligning the Law Department to Maximize Business Success
Keys to Effective In-House Lawyering: An Interview with the Mayo Clinic's Jon Oviatt
Sabine Chalmers Takes a Creative Business Approach to Identifying Growth Opportunities for In-House Lawyers at Anheuser-Busch InBev
Managing a Diverse Workforce and Navigating European Privilege Rules
Sandra Mori and her Colleagues at Coke Go For the In-House Gold with London Olympics Sponsorship
BNY Mellon Blazes Trail for In-House Pro Bono and Reaps Unexpected Rewards
Bringing the Client Service Culture to the Department of Homeland Security
Attacking the Billable Hour: How One GC uses Reverse Auctions to Drive Down Costs
Character, Integrity and Leadership: The Bedrock Principles for Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. Legal Department
Proctor & Gamble's European Expertise Collaboration Practices: Focus on Value and Leveraging Knowledge
Verizon's Lawyers Give Back to Their Communities: The Value of Inspiring Your Legal Team to Participate in Pro Bono Services
Establishing and Maintaining the Right Relationship Between the General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer
Bombardier, Inc.: Maximizing Value In Relationships With Outside Counsel - Secondments, Gc-Managing Partner Meetings And Beyond
Changing Top Jobs: Start By Listening, Set the Tone and Expectations, Learn the Business and More...
It's Quick, Easy and Adds Value: Use the ACC Value Index to Give Kudos to Creative Firms and Find Firms Evaluated on Value
Using Technology and Tools to be More Productive and Efficient: Focus on Coca-Cola Europe
Value-Based Staffing Practices: Focus on Communications Skills and Tools At AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Yes, 'Small Law' Can: Alternative Fee/Value-Based Arrangements at Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Achieving Alignment Inside and Out: Portfolio of Legal Services on Flat Fee and Disciplined Internal Planning Process
Creating Value By Selecting Strategic Practice Area Providers - Practices at GE Canada
Demonstrating the Law Department's Value
ACC Value Challenge: The Driving Force Behind Value and Change
ACC’s Value Challenge: Re-Connecting Legal Costs to their Value
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Fundamental Business Thought Process
Drive Better Alignment in Legal Services
The Business Case for Having a Chief Administrative Officer in Your Law Department
Allstate’s Law Department Optimizes Business Needs Through its Legal Risk Management Process
Leading with a Vision for Innovation
CLO’s Role in Helping to Ensure & Protect the Company’s Reputation: Assessing Risks, Managing Client Confidences, and Being a Front-line Practitioner
Corporate Subsidiary Governance: Leading Edge Practices
Six Key Principles for Creating an Effective and Sustainable Pro Bono Program
CLO’s Role in Financial Compliance: Trusted Legal Advisor, Advocate & Leader
Motivating In-House Lawyers So They Thrive and Don’t ‘Die-on-the-Vine’
CLO as Spokesperson with the Media: Be Responsive, Prepared and Proactive
CLO Roundtable Discussion Resources
Corporate Pro Bono
Corporate Pro Bono, a national pro bono partnership project of ACC and the Pro Bono Institute, is the premier resource for in-house corporate counsel seeking to do pro bono work.
Through online services, technical assistance to the in-house community and educational outreach, we encourage and support the participation of in-house counsel in pro bono legal services.