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Articles
Author
Mark Evans, Partner and Graham Hood, Partner, Smart & Biggar
Publication Date
05/05/2020
4 pages

This article outlines five key considerations for in-house counsel looking to cost-effectively enforce trademark rights in Canada.

Articles
Publication Date
06/04/2019
30 pages

The ACC Guide to Value-Based Fees provides a step-by-step approach to help those new to the process get started and to help those who are veterans of the process consider whether there may be opportunities to improve what they already do. The checklists, flow-charts and tables are designed to help in assessing a particular matter to determine which value-based fee constructs would fit best, as well how to best implement and carry out those terms.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Charles Baldwin, Megan Belcher, Alexander Giftos, Ronald Peppe
Publication Date
10/17/2016

This is a presentation outline for the session.

Articles
Author
Meritas Law Firms
Publication Date
05/21/2020
122 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional article, in-house counsel will learn the laws and regulations of product safety and liability for regions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Meritas produced this resource in 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe
Articles
Author
Meritas Law Firms
Publication Date
05/21/2020
32 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional article, in-house counsel will learn the laws and regulations of employee non-compete agreements for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Meritas produced this resource in 2017.

Resource Details
Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
10/18/2016

This is a sample document retention schedule.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Bennett B. Borden, Partner, and Jason R. Baron, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath
Publication Date
01/19/2017

This sample memorandum represents outside counsel memorializing certain actions taken by a client party in meeting any continuing preservation obligations it has under three legal holds, as well as documenting a new matter that potentially gives rise to further preservation obligations.

Articles
Author
Meg Utterback, Partner and Paul Starr, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/18/2020
3 pages

Confidentiality in arbitration proceedings can be varied on a global scale. In this article, confidentiality and privacy are clarified during arbitration as a dispute mechanism. This resource was published in November 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Global, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jackson Lewis
Publication Date
06/24/2017

This sample addresses how when conducting internal investigations the steps that should be taken to ensure the investigation is properly concluded and that the investigation file is in order.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
11/04/2016
97 pages

Corporate crises, by their very nature, can severely disrupt a company and jeopardize its future.

Articles
Publication Date
03/16/2017
5 pages

In addition to the professional requirements, and the risks of sanctions or adverse decisions, corporate counsel must avoid the high costs of excessive collection and processing by outside vendors -- and the resulting increases in review costs as well.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Charles Hooker, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
02/18/2016
83 pages

This InfoPak aims to assist in-house and outside counsel alike in counseling their clients toward selecting, achieving, and protecting strong brands.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Benchmarking and Research Data
Publication Date
01/27/2016

Based on responses from over 1,300 in-house counsel in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officer 2016 Survey offers legal departments, law firms, and other legal industry partners insight on the practices, trends and changes in the role of the CLO. The 2016 report examines how CLOs source work in-house, to law firms and legal service providers. In addition, the report highlights plans and historical trends in hiring, staffing and budgeting. Notable findings include what keeps CLOs up at night, how they view the future of departmental budgets and staffing, where they plan to grow their departments, and where data breaches and regulatory issues have the greatest impact.

Articles
Author
the Lex Mundi Real Estate group
Publication Date
01/30/2017
100 pages

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of several topics of interest including national/state restrictions imposed on ownership of real estate, the taxes that are levied in each jurisdiction, and reporting requirements globally. This guide is part of the Lex Mundi Global Practice Guide Series which features substantive overviews of laws, practice areas, and legal and business issues in jurisdictions around the globe.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Channel Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, India, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States
Articles
Author
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Publication Date
02/16/2018
135 pages

This ACC Guide (Formerly known as InfoPAKs) provides corporate counsel with a comprehensive overview of Canadian labour and employment laws. The ACC Guide addresses the minimum statutory rights and standards regarding the hiring, employment, and termination of employees. It also delves into union organizing and labour relations, providing a thorough list of Labor Relations web sites for additional guidance.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Canada
Articles
Publication Date
06/23/2017
20 pages

In this article, the United States District Court of Southern New York files an order pursuant to granting leave to obtain discovery from Jones Day for use in foreign proceedings.

Articles
Publication Date
02/08/2018
4 pages

In this short article, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals hands down its decision about the professional conduct violations of M. Adriana Koeck.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages

Checklist, US

Program Materials
Publication Date
07/15/2016

Sample Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines Contributed by ACC Legal Operations Members

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Audience: Legal Operations
Peer Practice Examples
Publication Date
02/01/2016

Getting Away from the Hourly Rate - An Efficient Team Maximizes Value Part 3

Articles
Author
Christian Oetiker, Mladen Stojiljković, Nicole Brauchli-Jageneau, VISCHER Ltd.
Publication Date
08/27/2020

Swiss arbitration laws have been newly revised to be shorter and more concise. In this Quick Overview, the authors discuss these newly revised laws and how in-house counsel can navigate the Switzerland's international arbitration system.

Resource Details
Region: Switzerland
Audience: Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kristin Bell Stella, Michael Griffin, Karin Hansen, Ron Hicks, Jeffrey Jacobs
Publication Date
10/18/2016

This is an outline for the session.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017

This is a sample contract between an advertising agency and advertiser.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Peer Practice Examples
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/13/2017

This resource presents the leading practices of legal departments that leverage dedicated legal operations staff to manage the business aspects of Legal. Through profiles of 11 legal departments, it conveys who leads the legal operations function, relationships between general counsel and their legal operations leaders, reasons for the legal operations function, how it functions, its scope and impacts.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Leadership Skills
Audience: Legal Operations
Advocacy Filings
Author
ACC
Publication Date
01/10/2017
5 pages

Re: Statement in Support of Grant of Review of Sun v. Superior Court (Young), Case No. S239018

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Ian Bloemendal, Partner, and Luke Furness, Senior Associate, Clayton Utz
Publication Date
09/17/2020
3 pages

In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about the pitfalls of social media and posting certain types of information. Australia's first defamation case involving emojis highlights complicated ways that a simple keystroke can impact your business.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House
Checklists
Author
Claire Rauscher
Publication Date
06/23/2016
2 pages

This concise checklist contains the rights of witnesses in white-collar investigations. General Counsel and corporate executives based in the United States can review this resource to learn their rights on a chance that they may be called by law enforcement or regulatory investigators.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
09/08/2016
54 pages

This InfoPAK provides an overview of recent developments in the patent litigation landscape.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Peer Practice Examples
Publication Date
11/02/2016

This Leading Practices Profile, an update to ACC’s 2010 piece, features law department leading practices for generating and demonstrating value through a number of value levers, as well as best practices for improving the bottom line and enhancing collation across business units. In wake of the economic downturn in the last decade and the increased pressure to “do more with less,” six participating corporations share their best value-sustaining practices in law department staffing, targeted practice areas, outside counsel management, strategic planning and the use of metrics to measure and track best practices.

Articles
Author
Greenberg Traurig Global Workforce Strategies Team
Publication Date
02/23/2018

This updated InfoPAK is designed to provide a summary of the law governing covenants not to compete in multiple countries. The InfoPAK will aid in the counseling and drafting of covenants and provide guidance regarding commonly-occurring contract issues, including factors courts consider when analyzing a covenant not to compete.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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