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The New In-house Lawyer: A Brief Guide to Success

This brief guide provides high level frameworks of the operational environment, data-driven insights into law department priorities, and suggestions for continual learning to get new in-house counsel up to speed quickly. Equipped with this knowledge, you will find actionable recommendations on how to effectively support those priorities and make a significant impact from day one. We also highlight valuable educational programs specifically designed to empower new in-house lawyers, setting you on the path to a flourishing and successful career.


Unlocking the Strategic Potential of the Chief Legal Officer: The Power of Reporting Structure

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) who have a "seat" at both the executive and boardroom tables are in the best possible position to guide their organizations in their compliance with legal and ethical obligations. Legal leaders who report directly to the CEO and have a direct reporting line to the board are more involved in corporate governance; business strategy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion; and environmental, social, and governance initiatives. This presentation highlights key results from ACC's 2024 Chief Legal Officers Survey and offers 12 reasons why CLOs need direct access to the CEO and the organization's board.


How Chief Legal Officers Can Lead On Corporate Data Security

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) face a growing burden due to rising data security concerns. Many organizations lack strong data management plans, and some CLOs have not done enough to stay on top of compliance obligations with respect to data security. This, along with a complex regulatory environment, erodes CLOs' confidence in tackling data threats. This guide offers 10 actionable strategies and resources to empower them. All data cited in this report is sourced from the 2024 Chief Legal Officers Survey


2024 CLO Outlook: Key Chief Legal Officer Expectations for 2024

Corporate legal departments are facing an unprecedented series of challenges, including an increasingly difficult regulatory environment, global economic uncertainty, cost reduction mandates, significant outside counsel cost increases, and rapid technological advancement, just to name a few. This deck shares five key expectations for CLOs and law departments in 2024 based on results from ACC's 2024 Chief Legal Officers Survey


Legal Operations ACC Survey Findings

Legal operations is a rapidly growing field. Operations professionals have become essential to the maturation and efficiency of legal departments, helping give legal teams increased capacity to demonstrate the unique value they bring to the broader organization. This resource presents a series of visuals on the state of legal operations and perspective of individuals currently in a legal operations role based on ACC surveys published throughout 2023.


ACC CLO Survey Results Analysis: Can Legal Operations Professionals Deliver on Rising Expectations?

ACC, Exterro, and the Blickstein Group assembled a distinguished group of CLOs and legal operations experts to discuss the results of the 2021 Chief Legal Officers Survey with a focus on the challenges faced by legal operations professionals. This white paper provides key insights on the survey results from Jim Michalowicz (TE Connectivity), Elizabeth Jaworski (Astellas Pharma), Amy Yeung (Lotame), and Brad Blickstein (Blickstein Group).


Perspectives on Trust in Business: Chief Legal Officers & Institutional Investors

Public corporations rely on trust to thrive in the marketplace. In-house counsel see public trust from inside the corporation. Institutional investors see it from the outside. ACC has partnered with Edelman to learn more about the different insights of in-house counsel and investors on issues associated with public trust and various corporate practices.