ACC Value Challenge

ACC Value Champions

The ACC Value Champions, a component of the ACC Value Challenge, is a unique recognition program that identifies, celebrates and publicizes successful law department value initiatives and collaborations between clients and their legal service providers. Each year ACC identifies and highlights individuals who have utilized value-focused management practices to cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes. The Champions come from varied industries and departments/firms of many sizes, and have utilized an array of value levers. The profiles presented here tell the stories of how the "Champs" results were achieved - ideas and inspiration for others.


ACC Value Champions have made great strides in controlling legal costs and have shared their value practices and tools to inspire others. By cutting costs, improving predictability and achieving better outcomes, you could be recognized as an ACC Value Champion.

Nominations are due February 5, 2016

ACC Value Champions

Honors and Recognition

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

Would you like to submit a nomination?
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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, against an industry benchmark and/or any other relevant metrics.

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 or vendors) are also important, as is creating programs that others can replicate and are demonstrably sustainable. If you have employed tools, templates or dashboards, please share them as well. The point is to share what works, so that others can follow your lead.


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

Law firms and legal service providers can co-nominate, along with their clients. Each nomination must include a corporate legal department.

ACC membership or sponsorship is not required.

ACC Sends Condolences in Wake of Paris Tragedy

On behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), board of directors, staff and entire ACC community, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims and families of the tragic events in Paris.

Paris is the home of many of our chapter leaders, members, country representatives, sponsors and the in-house community at large. We share in the grief and sadness of those that have lost loved ones or suffered physically or emotionally.

At this time we are not aware of anyone from the ACC network of families and friends that have been injured or lost. Our hearts go out to our colleagues and friends and family of loved ones in Paris. We pray for your safety and security.

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