A direct reporting line to the CEO is just the beginning.

Is your chief legal officer (CLO) positioned for maximum impact? ACC aims to inform members of the board of directors (BOD), institutional investors, and top executives of the importance of CLOs having a seat at the table and direct access to the BOD — as well as the importance of developing a company culture where the legal department is regularly consulted in business decision-making.


Our Mission

ACC is advocating to increase the percentage of companies employing the best practice of having the general counsel be a direct report to the CEO and a regular attendee at board meetings.

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ACC Resources

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2023 Chief Legal Officers Survey
ACC's flagship study of insights from global chief legal officers and general counsel.
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My Take: Everyone Needs a Seat
As GCs step up and take on increased responsibilities, our “seat at the table” should be assured.
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The Synergy of the CEO and CLO
ACC Docket article by Tamara Joseph and Mark Perrin on how to leverage the commonalities of the roles for better outcomes.

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Join ACC to stay informed on all the association is doing on behalf of the global in-house bar. Follow our advocacy efforts in support of your seat at the table and gain access to valuable resources submitted by in-house counsel practicing across the globe.

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Our Work

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On Leadership: An Interview with Rachel Brand of Walmart
Rachel Brand, Walmart's executive vice president of global governance, CLO, and corporate secretary, talked about adjusting to her role at the world's largest company.
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Teri Plummer McClure of UPS of America, Inc.
Teri Plummer McClure, chief human resources officer and senior VP, labor, at UPS, manages the global leader in logistics and transportation of packages and freight.
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Including General Counsel could Prevent Scandal
Op-Ed by Veta T. Richardson, President and CEO of the ACC, and Liesbeth De Ridder, Secretary General of GUBERNA.
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Kenneth C. Frazier, President and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.
Read about Ken Frazier's distinguished career – first in law and then running a multinational corporation.

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