meet the 2013
ACC Value Champions

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Ed O'Keefe, COO of Bank of America's legal department, on being an ACC Value Champion

ACC Value Champions

Tell us your story

Follow these simple steps to
complete a nomination.

ACC Value Champions are law department and law firm leaders who have made great strides in controlling legal costs. By implementing value-based pricing and other management practices advocated as part of the ACC Value Challenge, you could be recognized as an ACC Value Champion.


Law department leaders can be nominated (or self-nominate) for in-house team projects that did not involve a law firm or firms.

Law department and law firm leaders can co-nominate firm/client partnerships.

ACC membership or sponsorship is not required.

Demonstrate Your Leadership

Whether you achieved great results on a single matter, or over a multi-year, multi-dimensional effort, just define the scope and duration of the project and tell us about the results you achieved and how they were measured. For example, you can highlight results measured year-over-year, relative to hourly based pricing, against an industry benchmark and/or any other relative metric.

The story is important. Let us know what management tactics you used, bearing in mind that there are many ways to drive value. Innovation and collaboration (whether internal or between clients and firms) are also important, as is creating programs that others can replicate. If you have used or developed tools, templates or dashboards, please share them as well.

Honors and Recognition

If selected, you will receive public recognition for your innovation and success. You'll receive an engraved, crystal "trophy," media exposure, profiling in ACC's member publication, ACC Docket, and the opportunity to present your value initiatives as part of an ACC educational program.

Process and Timing

Nominations are requested by February 7th. A panel of former ACC Value Champions and ACC Value Challenge Steering Committee members will review the nominations, and will contact nominees if additional information is needed. The ACC Value Champions will be announced Spring 2014.