The 2023 ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey, conducted in partnership with Exterro, seeks to better understand the role of the CLO in the modern business environment. The survey covers four general topics: the role and reach of the CLO, the value of the legal department to the company, the political and regulatory landscape, and the outlook for the legal department in the coming year.
The deadline to participate is October 28, 2022. The survey report will be published in January 2023.
ACC, in partnership with DISCO, is pleased to present this survey report that captures insights from 278 law department leaders and legal operations professionals on how they have engaged in transformation within their departments, the kinds of initiatives they have focused on with respect to their investigations and litigation work, the barriers experienced, and the keys to success.
Given the current global environment of heightened regulatory and reputational risks that organizations face, effectively managing legal entity governance is becoming a focal point. ACC, in collaboration with Deloitte Tax LLP, presents this report with the purpose of understanding the existing team structures, procedures, and practices that organizations have in place to manage complex compliance and regulatory obligations.
ACC and Exterro, the exclusive ACC Alliance Partner for eDiscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity, present the 2022 Chief Legal Officers Survey. With 861 participants, this is one of the largest studies of CLOs available in the market. The results reveal a rapidly evolving and dynamic corporate legal environment where CLOs and their departments are playing an even greater role to shape and influence the broader business.
ACC and Exterro, the leader in Legal GRC software, are pleased to present our 2021 Legal Technology Report for In-house Counsel. In today's in-house legal department, technology is no longer just a nice-to-have. With growing amounts of data to review, a variety of third parties — law firms, service providers, internal business units, etc. — to work with, and an evolving set of e-discovery, compliance, incident response, information governance, and data privacy requirements, corporate counsel must leverage technology to adequately protect and serve their organization.
ACC and Pagefreezer are pleased to present the Collecting Online Data for eDiscovery & Litigation Readiness Report, which aims to understand how legal departments are dealing with the substantial growth in new data sources that most companies have experienced over the last few years, and to identify key challenges. The results reveal important quantitative insights into the maturity of Information Governance (IG) programs and the extent to which legal departments are prepared for the discovery process involved in potential litigation.
This report provides a summary of the use of technology within legal departments, based on a survey conducted in autumn 2020 at the behest of the Tools & Technology Interest Group of ACC Legal Operations. Like its 2018 predecessor, this survey report also facilitates conversations among ACC Legal Operations members about the utility and effectiveness of the technology tools that they are using by including a directory of participants who are willing to be contacted, as well as a comprehensive list of companies using specific tools.
The ACC Foundation introduces the 2020 State of Cybersecurity Report, An In-house Perspective. This report sheds light on the growing role that legal departments are playing in organization-wide cybersecurity policies and practices.
With responses from 586 companies in 20 industries and 36 countries, the data included in this report provides a comprehensive understanding of how legal departments in organizations of different sizes engage in cybersecurity matters.
Explore ACC's Research Archive to learn about other interesting topics covered in previous reports, such as global corporate legal practices, in-house trends, law department management, and much more.