Just like the in-house legal profession, the in-house bar association has changed. While the author admits that he remains a US-trained and US-licensed lawyer, ACC and the global legal community have moved on. The world of the American Corporate Counsel Association no longer suffices; we are a truly worldwide Association of Corporate Counsel.
- Advocacy Filings
A brief arguing that the relationship between in-house counsel and their corporate clients/employers should be treated the same as any attorney-client relationship.
In today’s competitive global economy, in-house counsel are under constant pressure to deliver increased value to the client. This InfoPAK addresses a variety of methods for increasing value by improving relationships with outside counsel. It begins by outlining the steps that in-house counsel should take before retaining outside counsel, including setting goals and defining value, creating a strategic plan, and structuring operations to achieve success. The InfoPAK then examines the steps to take after a matter requiring outside counsel arises, including determining the scope of work required, choosing the right firm and fee-structure to maximize value to the client, managing the matter as it progresses, and evaluating performance once the matter is resolved.