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ACC Names 12 Companies as 2017 ACC Value Champions

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
May 21, 2017
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel publishes the ACC press release on the 2017 ACC Value Champions announcement.

ACC Names Telstra, Woolworths As Value Champions

The Australian
May 19, 2017
The Australian reports that Telstra and Woolworths Group have been honored for achieving sustained reductions in legal costs, increased client satisfaction, and improved results.

NetApp and Elevate Services Partnership Recognized for Cost-Saving Program

Daily Journal
May 18, 2017
Daily Journal reports that the partnership between California-based NetApp and Elevate Services was recognized by ACC as a model for efficient legal management practices.

Woolworths Slashes Legal Bills By $30 Million, Telstra Cuts Lawyer Use

The Australian Financial Review
May 18, 2017
The Australian Financial Review reports that Woolworths Group and Telstra have been named 2017 ACC Value Champions.

ACC Names Value Champs for 2017

Corporate Counsel
May 17, 2017
Corporate Counsel reports that legal departments at numerous companies are striving more to build efficiencies and leverage technology, as seen by the efforts of the 2017 ACC Value Champions.

How Can In-house Teams Get More Value? Partner With Firms

Law360
May 17, 2017
Law360 covers news that ACC recognized 12 law department and law department/law firm collaborations as 2017 ACC Value Champions.

More Law Firms Are Making Their Tech Teams Client-Facing

FindLaw Technologist Blog
Nov 15, 2016
FindLaw Technologist Blog writes about client-facing tech teams at law firms, enabling them to work with corporate clients to meet new goals.

ACC Honors Efforts to Control Corporate Legal Costs

ABA Journal
Sep 23, 2016
The September 2016 issue of ABA Journal features an article on the ACC Value Champions, including commentary from ACC Vice President and Chief Legal Strategist Amar Sarwal.

Retailer Sees Litigation Costs Cut By Nearly Half Under Olgetree Deakins Program

Indiana Lawyer
Jun 1, 2016
Indiana Lawyer covers the innovation and cost savings of 2016 ACC Value Champions hhgregg, with their law firm Ogletree Deakins.

ACC Honors 12 Legal Department Projects and Collaborations as Value Champions

ABA Journal
May 13, 2016
ABA Journal reported on several 2016 ACC Value Champions who were recognized for collaborations with outside counsel.

ACC: These 12 Law Departments Do It Better, Faster, Cheaper

Bloomberg Big Law Business
May 12, 2016
Bloomberg Big Law Business spotlights how the 2016 ACC Value Champions do it better, faster, and cheaper when it comes to innovative legal services.

How 12 GCs Saved Their Companies Millions

Law360
May 12, 2016
Law360 highlights the 2016 ACC Value Champions with a specific focus on the achievements by consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. and Axalta Coating Systems.

These In-house Lawyers Do More With Less

Corporate Counsel
May 11, 2016
Corporate Counsel spotlights the 2016 ACC Value Champions and includes commentary from ACC President and CEO Veta T. Richardson on their accomplishments.

In-house Bar Recognizes 12 Companies as 2016 ACC Value Champions


May 11, 2016
ACC recognized 12 law department and law department/law firm collaborations as 2016 ACC Value Champions.

ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champions

InhouseBlog.com
May 21, 2015
InhouseBlog.com briefly posted on the overall accomplishments of the 2015 ACC Value Champions.

FedEx Ground Honored for Cutting Legal Costs

Pittsburgh Business Times
May 21, 2015
Pittsburgh Business Times highlights news that FedEx Ground Package System Inc. has been named a 2015 ACC Value Champion.

Xcel Energy Legal Department Recognized as ACC Value Champion

Law Week Colorado
May 19, 2015
Law Week Colorado highlights Xcel Energy as a 2015 ACC Value Champion. The piece also includes commentary from ACC president and CEO Veta T. Richardson on the company's recognition.

BMO Recognized for Challenging Its Lawyers to Find Efficiencies

Legal Feeds
May 19, 2015
Legal Feeds, the blog of Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Law Times, reports that BMO Financial Group has been named a 2015 ACC Value Champion.

ACC Crowns Its Value Champions for 2015

Corporate Counsel
May 19, 2015
Corporate Counsel reports that ACC has recognized 12 companies, including two partnering with law firm or legal services providers, as 2015 ACC Value Champions.

Value-Based Fees, Use of Legal Operations Function Help Companies Drive Time and Cost Savings


May 19, 2015
ACC recognizes 12 companies, including two partnering with law firms or legal service providers, as 2015 ACC Value Champions.

General Counsel to Law Firms: Let's Talk About Our Relationships

Law360
May 19, 2015
Law360 reports that rethinking relationships with outside counsel and vendors was a prime focus for the law departments recognized as 2015 ACC Value Champions.

Four Ways SSM Health's Legal Department Has Made Strides

Becker's Hospital Review
May 19, 2015
Becker's Hospital Review covers SSM Health's recognition as a 2015 ACC Value Champion, highlighting four ways their legal department has made strides.

Why the CEO is a General Counsel's Best Friend on Compliance

Law360
Feb 11, 2015
Law360 reports on the compliance program at Huntington Ingalls Industries, which was recognized as an ACC Value Champion in 2014.

The Risk General Counsel Say is Worth Taking

Law360
Feb 2, 2015
Law360 reports that legal departments are embracing a more risk-friendly mindset, quoting 2014 ACC Value Champions eBay Inc. and ZS Associates, as well as ACC chief legal strategist Amar Sarwal.

A Better Way to Work

Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Jan 26, 2015
Canadian Lawyer Magazine covers the accomplishments of 2014 ACC Value Champion CSA Group, highlighting how the law department implemented value practices to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

How Companies Are Reducing Legal Expenses By Working Smarter

Pittsburgh Business Times
Jan 9, 2015
When it wanted to cut expenses, MSA Safety Inc.'s legal department took its cue from a continuous improvement initiative

CLOs Control Costs by Taking Stock Internally and Externally

Legal Feeds
Nov 4, 2014
Legal Feeds quotes 2014 ACC Value Champions on implementing innovative practices to drive efficiency within their law departments, a topic discussed at the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting.

ACC Annual Meeting: Top Five Takeaways from ACC Value Champions Session

Thomson Reuters' Legal Current
Oct 31, 2014
Thomson Reuters' Legal Current provides five key takeaways from a session at the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting that was led by several 2014 ACC Value Champions.

General Counsel Look in Mirror to Save Cash and Keep Firms on Point

Law360
Oct 29, 2014
Law360 reports that law department leaders during a session at the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting described their internal struggle to grow the scope and volume of their legal work.

General Counsel Outsource Little Stuff, But Leave Big Rewards for Firms

Law360
Oct 29, 2014
Law360 focuses on law department management topics at the 2014 ACC Annual Meeting, including a session with the 2014 ACC Value Champions.

Adopt Value or Be Left in the Ash Heap of History

Law360
Jun 13, 2014
In Law360, Amar Sarwal writes that that the pace of change in the legal industry is quickening, and that law firms that fail to adopt value principles will be left behind.

Navigating Growth Challenges Key to CSA Legal Team's Success

Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Jun 2, 2014
Canadian Lawyer Magazine features a piece on CSA Group's recognition as a 2014 ACC Value Champion and highlights their efforts to realign the legal department with the corporate strategy.

Reed Smith, MSA Named 'Value Champions' by ACC

Pittsburgh Business Times
May 30, 2014
Pittsburgh Business Times reports that MSA Safety Inc. with its law firm Reed Smith were named 2014 ACC Value Champions.

ACE, MSA Safety and Reed Smith Named Value Champions by ACC

The Legal Intelligencer
May 29, 2014
The Legal Intelligencer reports on the Pennsylvania companies and law firm recognized by ACC this year as ACC Value Champions

In-house Value Champions Find Rewards in Risk, ACC Says

Law360
May 29, 2014
Law360 writes that the willingness of general counsel to take on risk to save money and improve work lives of in-house teams was among the distinguishing traits of the 2014 ACC Value Champions.

ACC Value Champions Tally Up In-house Savings, Efficiency

Corporate Counsel
May 28, 2014
Corporate Counsel reports that ACC has recognized 11 law departments and five law firm/legal service providers as 2014 ACC Value Champions.

Q&A with ACC Value Champions 2013: British Telecommunications

Bloomberg Law
Sep 13, 2013
Bloomberg Law recently spoke with British Telecommunications about their journey to becoming ACC Value Champions and the benefits and challenges of implementation.

Q&A With ACC 2013 Value Champions Health Insurance Reciprocal of Canada and Borden Ladner Gervais

Bloomberg Law
Aug 30, 2013
Bloomberg Law recently spoke to 2013 ACC Value Champions Health Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and Borden Ladner Gervais

Q&A with ACC Value Champions 2013: Axiom Law and Mondelēz International

Bloomberg Law
Aug 23, 2013
Bloomberg Law recently spoke to 2013 ACC Value Champions Axiom Law and Mondelēz International about their decision to embark on the ACC Value Challenge.

UTC Lauded for Alternative Legal Fees

Hartford Business Journal
Jul 1, 2013
Hartford Business Journal reports that United Technologies Corp. was named a 2013 ACC Value Champion, noting that the company embraced a new method of legal spending.

ACC 2013 Value Champions Suggest Bright Future for Law Firm Alternatives

Prism Legal
Jun 30, 2013
The blog Prism Legal highlights the ACC 2013 Value Champions and notes that their accomplishments suggest bright future for law firm alternatives.

BLG, Client Named Value Champions

Law Times
Jun 26, 2013
Law Times highlights the accomplishments of ACC Value Champion Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) with Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP in its news roundup.

ACC Recognizes 2013 "Value Champions"

Bloomberg BNA
Jun 26, 2013
In today's issue, Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly highlights the 2013 ACC Value Champions.

Bank of America Lauded for Cutting Legal Expenses

The Charlotte Observer's Bank Watch Blog
Jun 21, 2013
The Charlotte Observer's blog Bank Watch reports that ACC has recognized Bank of America for implementing innovative strategies to keep efficiency high and costs low.

ACC Hails Virtual Law Firm Axiom Among Its Value Champions

ABA Journal
Jun 21, 2013
ABA Journal reports that corporate legal departments, such as Office Depot, United Technologies Corp., and Bank of America, were named 2013 ACC Value Champions.

Mondelez International and Axiom Named "ACC Value Champions"

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Jun 20, 2013
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel reports that Mondelez International and legal services firm Axiom were named 2013 ACC Value Champions.

ACC Value Champions Offer Tips for Legal Savings

Corporate Counsel
Jun 20, 2013
Corporate Counsel reports that the 2013 ACC Value Champions believe billing by quality of work, rather than hours, has been better for legal departments and outside counsel alike.

Shook Hardy, Seyfarth Among ACC Value Champs

Law360
Jun 20, 2013
Law360 reports that inventive cost-sharing deals and time-saving technology platforms were key attributes of this year's "value champions."

Borden Ladner is ACC Value Champion

The Financial Post
Jun 20, 2013
The Financial Post reports that Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP have been named a 2013 ACC Value Champion.

More Corporate Law Depts. Turn to Legal Support Services to Reduce Excessive Fees


Jun 19, 2013
GCs are restructuring the balance of projects they outsource versus those they maintain in-house, according to the 2013 “ACC Value Champion” initiative, of which 12 winners were announced today.

BLG, Client Honored for Cutting Costs by 20%

Canadian Lawyer
Jun 19, 2013
Canadian Lawyer interviews Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and Borden Ladner Gervais on being named one of the 2013 ACC Value Champions.

Press Briefing: ACC Value 2013 Champions


Jun 17, 2013
ACC 2013 Value Champions discuss business of law trends -- more corporate law departments turn to legal support services and technology to keep efficiency high, costs low.

ACC Releases Digital Guide for Europe

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Apr 25, 2013
ACC Value Challenge launches a digital guide for the corporate counsel community on managing legal costs and outside counsel relationships in Europe.

Are Changes for Citigroup’s $590m Shareholder Lawsuit Settlement Underway?

International Business Times (U.K. Edition)
Apr 10, 2013
A U.S. Manhattan federal judge is requesting that Citigroup and a group of shareholders revisit the components of the proposed $590 million settlement, including requested legal fees.

ACC Ups Its Involvement in Outside Counsel Fee Fights

Corporate Counsel
Mar 29, 2013
ACC's Amar Sarwal discusses the in-house bar's concern with outside counsel's marked-up legal fees.

House Rules The Rates Are Too High! (Part Two)

Above the Law
Mar 27, 2013
ACC's Amar Sarwal comments on the organization's involvement in the Citigroup Securities Litigation and the overall controversy surrounding legal fees.

ACC Challenges Fees in Citigroup Case

The Global Legal Post
Mar 25, 2013
ACC questions a $100 million fee request in a securities class action against American financial services giant Citigroup that settled for $590m.

Corporate Lawyers Scratch Their Heads Over Citi Class-Action Fees

Forbes
Mar 21, 2013
Amar Sarwal comments on ACC's amicus letter in the Citigroup Securities Litigation and the need to bring practical business strategies to the legal market.

The In-house Bar Challenges Excessive Fees for Temp Lawyers in Citigroup Securities Litigation


Mar 15, 2013
ACC files an amicus letter with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to offer the in-house counsel perspective in Citigroup Securities Litigation.

More In-house Lawyers Question the Billable Hour

Corporate Counsel
Mar 14, 2013
ACC's Veta T. Richardson addresses why in-house lawyers are demanding better value and driving towards more AFAs.

What’s Around the Corner for Law Firm Marketing?

Law Journal Newsletters
Jan 18, 2013
A year-end look at the 2012 ACC Value Champions and two things that come to mind when anticipating what's next for law firm marketing: value-focused legal management skills and innovation.

Best Practices From ACC's Value Champions

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Aug 3, 2012
The ACC's Value Champions have made great strides in improving the value of legal spending.

Trying Novel Approaches to Create In-house Value

Corporate Counsel
Jul 24, 2012
Top global companies discuss trade secrets for cutting costs while still achieving desired legal outcomes. Listen to the ACC Value Champions presscast event.

Pfizer’s Radical Plan of Standardized Expectations

ABA Journal
Jul 19, 2012
Pfizer general counsel Ellen Rosenthal shares her team's 'radical' and 'unusual' approaches to keeping costs down.

In-house Law Departments Share Secrets of Success

BLT: Blog of Legal Times
Jul 12, 2012
Leading general counsel and law firm partners discussed business secrets and strategies for trimming legal costs during the ACC's 2012 Value Champions Presscast.

Glaxo Applauded for Cost-Cutting Measures

Global Legal Post
Jul 2, 2012
The in-house legal department of pharmaceutical powerhouse GlaxoSmithKline is commended for its value-focused legal management skills.

ACC's List of Value Champions Revealed

Corporate Counsel
Jun 27, 2012
Insights on big budgetary savings and the legal departments/ law firm collaborations are finally revealed in ACC's 2012 listing of 'Value Champions'.

Target Brings Fixed Fee Arrangement System to Canada

Canadian Lawyer
Jun 26, 2012
Retail powerhouse Target will begin to open stores in Canada next spring, and plans on bringing its law department's value-based fee arrangement system, recognized as an ACC 2012 Value Champion.

ACC Lauds Its 2012 “Value Champions”

InsideCounsel
Jun 25, 2012
Learn more about how ACC’s Value Champions recognition program honors those who increase efficiency and cut costs.

Getting More for Less

Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Jun 25, 2012
WSJ Law Blog's Jennifer Smith highlights ACC's 2012 Value Champions.

RBC Capital Markets’ Partnership with Firms Recognized

Financial Post
Jun 22, 2012
As reported by Julia Johnson, ACC named RBC Capital Markets’ partnership with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP one of the top value-creating collaborations.

ACC Recognizes Law Departments & Firms as 'Value Champions'


Jun 21, 2012
ACC announces the 2012 “ACC Value Champions,” five law departments and seven law department/law firm collaborations that delivered real value to clients through legal management skills.

LinkedIn GC Emphasizes Value-Based Billing

The Recorder
Apr 27, 2012
LinkedIn General Counsel Erika Rottenberg discusses the management style for a team of 'Legal Eagles'.

In-house Counsel Work to Maximize Value

Fulton County Daily Report
Apr 5, 2012
During an ACC Georgia Chapter panel discussion on the Value Challenge, in-house lawyers discussed the cost of legal services and their business partner relationship with outside counsel.

Thinking Outside the Billable Hour

Washington Post
Mar 22, 2012
Valorem Law Group founder Hugh J. Totten highlights tools that CFOs can develop with in-house counsel to deflate the increasing cost of legal services.

Nominate Your Value Champion

Canadian Lawyer InHouse
Mar 14, 2012
Canadian Lawyer InHouse reports on the importance of submitting law departments and their outside counsel for ACC Value Champions.

Fighting Fee Inflation

The Daily Report
Mar 5, 2012
While in-house counsel continue to drive demand for connecting value to legal services, we ask: Will alternative fees ever replace billable hours?

A General Counsel’s Take On LPM & Foreseeability

At the Intersection
Jan 25, 2012
Russ Dempsey, immediate past president ACC Central Ohio Chapter shares Legal Project Management (LPM) best practices based on his own experience.

Corporate Counsel Group Seeks Nominations for Recognition Program

Washington Lawyer
Jan 18, 2012
ACC Value Champions are innovative leaders who developed or expanded programs that have helped an organization reduce its costs to corporate clients while still achieving strong profits.

Is the much-touted value-billing revolution mere hype?

Law Society Gazette
Jan 12, 2012
Value-billing is proving its worth in corporate legal departments around the world who use the non-hourly billing system.

A Spotlight on Successful Collaborations To Drive Value: ACC Value Champions

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Jan 2, 2012
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel features a Q&A with Amar Sarwal on ACC's recently launched Value Champions recognition program.

Corporate Counsel Seek Value

NewLegalReview
Nov 29, 2011
Two thirds of the world’s in-house counsel are using different forms of value-based fee arrangements, to lower the cost of work sent to outside lawyers.

Outside Counsel Costs Continue to Rise

Canadian Lawyer
Nov 21, 2011
Cities are restraining the legal budgets even as external counsel costs are on the rise.

New Role and Obligations: Q&A with ACC’s Amar D. Sarwal

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Nov 21, 2011
ACC’s Amar D. Sarwal speaks with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel’s editor on his background and his role as vice president and chief legal strategists. 

ACC Hails In-house Value of the Law

ECM Plus
Nov 15, 2011
ACC has launched the “ACC Value Champions” as the next phase of the Value Challenge initiative to focus on in-house counsel successes.

ACC Launches New Effort To Celebrate Value Champions


Nov 14, 2011
ACC announced today the launch of the “ACC Value Champions” the next phase of its ACC Value Challenge initiative.

Canadian Voice Added to ACC Value Challenge Committee

Legal Feeds
Oct 18, 2011
Royal Bank of Canada vice president and assistant general counsel, Emily Jelich, is highlighted in her new role as a ACC Value Challenge steering committee member.

ACC Appoints New Members to 'Value Challenge' Steering Committee

Compliance Week
Oct 18, 2011
The Association of Corporate Counsel has appointed six new members to its "ACC Value Challenge" steering committee.

New 'ACC Value Challenge' Steering Committe Members Announced


Oct 17, 2011
ACC announced the appointment of six new members to its ACC Value Challenge Steering Committee.

Lawyers Finding New Ways to Get Paid

Globe and Mail
Jun 1, 2011
RBC’s Associate GC Emily Jelich on the positive effect the ACC Value Challenge has had on law department management.

New Blog Series Offers Inside Look at HP Graduate Attorney Program

In-house ACCess
May 5, 2011
Blog series, "Uncovered: HP’s In-house Counsel Training Program," provides an in-depth look into Hewlett-Packard’s post-law school training program. Visit In-house ACCess for the latest post.

E-discovery Provider Pledges to Follow Value Challenge 'Covenant'

Corporate Counsel
Apr 21, 2011
Applied Discovery pledges to uphold the 16-factors included in the ACC Value Challenge "Covenant with Counsel."

Three Keys to Successful AFAs

Law Technology News
Apr 18, 2011
Assessment, conversation and management are key to measuring the success of AFAs for in-house counsel and their firms.

Lawyers Await Final Rules on Whistleblower Bounties

The Gazette (Montreal)
Apr 15, 2011
In-house counsel are carefully watching the SEC's release of final rules on whistleblower bounties.

In-house ACCess: Canadian Firms Aren't Getting the Message


Apr 7, 2011
BCE and Domtar CLOs Martine Turcotte and Zygmunt Jablonski respectively blog about the need for Canadian firms to understand the changing expectations of general counsel. 

Have You Risen to the ACC Value Challenge?

Acuity Management Blog
Mar 18, 2011
Acuity Management Blog explains the “win-win” for law firms and in-house counsel when both work to formulate an alternative fee arrangement and the value of the results.

Building Value

Lexpert - Canada
Mar 10, 2011
The ACC Value Index is proving that sharing value assessments of firms is an efficient and effective tool for in-house legal departments.

Alternative Fee Agreements Gaining Popularity

Stock Markets Review
Feb 28, 2011
Learn more about the law firm perspective on alternative fee arrangements. 

Value Billing: Plunging In

ABA Journal
Feb 22, 2011
Learn about the impact that the ACC Value Challenge has had on the legal community since its 2008 launch.

A Value-based Client-Firm Relationship: Part IV


Feb 17, 2011
Kayak and Valorem counsel discuss the need for “Adaptable fees to go along with the legal work flow” in week 4 of the the Client-Firm Value Blog Series at In-house ACCess.

The Increasing Requests for Alternative Fees

The National Law Journal
Feb 14, 2011
An increasing number of clients are asking firms for an alternative fee arrangement, describing the specifics of services rather than a one-line statement based on the hourly rate.

Firms Should Take the Plunge Into Value Billing

ABA Journal
Feb 11, 2011
Tom Sager, vice-president and assistant GC at DuPont comments on lawyers jumping into the growing pool of firms that use value billing.

Billable Hours Out

Lawyers Weekly - Canada
Jan 24, 2011
The impact of alternative fee arrangements and the ACC Value Challenge.

Clients Continue To Flex Muscles on Costs

Legal Week - UK
Jan 14, 2011
U.S. and European law firms note the ACC Value Challenge as an initiative that gets law firms to improve the value offered to clients.

A 'Knee-Jerk Reaction' to the New Normal

ABA Journal
Dec 6, 2010
The ACC Value Challenge is playing an integral role in how legal services are changing and so is how firms are billing.

ACC/The American Lawyer Alternative Billing 2010 Survey Results


Nov 30, 2010
Results from the ACC/The American Lawyer Alternative Billing Survey are now available.

FMC Technologies’ GC Awarded for “Excellence in Corporate Practice”


Nov 12, 2010
Jeffrey W. Carr, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for FMC Technologies, Inc. receives the 2010 ACC Excellence in Corporate Practice Award.

Getting Set for the Next Big Thing

National Law Journal
Nov 8, 2010
Susan Hackett and other top legal professionals comment on the future growth opportunities of law firms listed in the 2010 NLJ 250.

Value Is the New Normal

ABA Journal ­ Online
Oct 18, 2010
Stein, GC of Clorox, states that among legal services alternative billing is the new standard.

GCs Waiting for Law Firms to Dance

The Legal Intelligencer
Oct 12, 2010
ACC's Value Challenge initiates firms and clients to get off the wall and meet in the middle to restore value.

The New Firm Order II: Law Departments Adapting, Too

The Legal Intelligencer
Oct 11, 2010
Susan Hackett discusses necessary evaluations of law firm staff to determine alternative billing fees.

ACC Value Challenge Improves Relationships

Wisconsin Law Journal
Sep 27, 2010
ACC Value Challenge is a key initiative used by firms and in-house counsel by improve the relationship.

'Client-Firm' Blog Shows How to Talk About Billing

Corporate Counsel
Aug 25, 2010
ACC shows the industry how the "alternative billing dance" is done with real-time blog series on client-firm relationships.

New Series Drives on Client-Firm Relationships


Aug 23, 2010
Blog series, "Client-Firm Value Conversations," confronts sensitive issues for in-house and outside counsel . Visit In-house ACCess for the latest post from Seyfarth Shaw and Wolverine.

Big Law, Billable Hours, Big Value

Above the Law
Aug 17, 2010
Drinker Biddle appoints first-ever Chief Value Officer.

Firm Creates Chief "Value" Officer

The Legal Intelligencer
Aug 13, 2010
Drinker Biddle & Reath restructures their firm by adding a new role of Chief Value Officer.

In-house ACCess: The Client Firm Relationship Part VIII


Aug 5, 2010
Balancing strategic roles of outside counsel and tactical delivery.

In-house ACCess: Law Firm Salaries Are Up


Aug 3, 2010
ACC’s Susan Hackett on the uptick in first-year associate compensation.

In-house ACCess: The Client Firm Relationship Part VII


Jul 29, 2010
ACC’s new blog series focuses on alternative fees that establish value.

Curbing Those Long, Lucrative Hours

The Economist
Jul 22, 2010
Susan Hackett comments on the increase in demand for value-based billing within in-house legal departments.

Clients Wanting Billing Options

Columbus Business First
Jun 21, 2010
Hybrid billing methods are changing the concept of billable hours.

New Apprenticeship Model for Firms

National Law Journal
Jun 15, 2010
For these three firms, there is only one cost concern.

ACC Upgrades Search Capabilities for In-house Counsel Using ACC Value Index


May 26, 2010
In a move signaling its continued focus on strengthening client-law firm relations, ACC is rolling out an upgraded version of its client satisfaction measurement tool, the ACC Value Index 2010. 

Clients Rank Their Law Firms

Above the Law
May 13, 2010
More and more in-house legal departments are rating their firms on service and value.

Small Firm Values Diversity and Embraces Alternative Billing

Law.com
May 4, 2010
The Daily Business Review notes why the legal industry is shifting away from hourly billing.

6 BigLaw Myths Debunked

Law360
May 1, 2010
Here, seasoned attorneys lend a hand to debunking a few of the most common myths about life as a big-firm lawyer.

The Change in Law Firm Billing (video)

Martindale-Hubbell Connected
Apr 28, 2010
European GC interviews ACC President about what roles the billable hour is playing on corporations' pay increase for legal advice.

Project Counsel's London Interview with Fred Krebs (video)

Project Counsel
Apr 23, 2010
In this video interview, Fred Krebs discusses the permanent changes by which law departments do business, ACC Value Challenge, AVI and other topics from Corporate Counsel Institute - Europe.

The Conversation: Firm Evolution

The Posse List
Mar 29, 2010
A video interview with ACC’s Susan Hackett and Posse List’s Greg Bufithis on the Value Challenge and "law firm evolution" at the Georgetown Center for the Study of the Legal Profession.

Is the Law-Firm Model Dying? Not Yet, But It Might Be On The Clock

Wall Street Journal
Mar 24, 2010
ACC's Susan Hackett comments on the relationship between in-house counsel and law firms, as well as the law firm business model.

Law Firms: Beware the Middle Market

Wired GC
Mar 23, 2010
Learn about how the ACC Value Challenge is making a positive effect in corporate law departments.

Calls for New Model of Law Firm-Client Relations at Georgetown Conference

The American Lawyer
Mar 22, 2010
During the annual Georgetown Law School conference on large law firms, Susan Hackett comments on the topic of a new model for law firm-client relations and the ACC Value Challenge initiative.

Former Blakes Lawyers Start Boutique

National Post
Mar 17, 2010
Today’s article in the National Post references the ACC Value Challenge and its push for “law firms to reign in their costs.”

Womble Carlyle Forms Strategic Alliance with Townsend Lockett & Milfort


Mar 10, 2010
Womble Carlyle releases information on their support of the ACC Value Challenge.

ACC’s CLO Survey Results Reflect Growing Use of Alternative Fees


Mar 3, 2010
Chief Legal Officers show increased focus on alternative fees and other ways to reduce costs and increase value working with outside counsel in latest survey results.

In-House Attorneys Flex Might In 2010: Survey

Law360
Mar 2, 2010
ACC Deputy GC and VP James Merklinger comments on the results of the 10th Annual CLO Survey and offers insights into why CLOs' job satisfaction increased as job demands became higher.

ACC Value Index Lets the Light Shine In - Massachusetts-Based Law Schools Shut Out of NLJ's "Top" List

Washington Business Journal
Mar 1, 2010
Law firms' interest in accessing the ACC Value Index (AVI) scores is increasing.

Seyfarth Shaw Plans to Link Merit Pay and Billing Rates for Associates

National Law Journal
Feb 25, 2010
Chicago-based firm Seyfarth Shaw explains its new comments-based billing system and how it is using tools such as the ACC Value Index to gather this client feedback.

Recession Highlights Long-Simmering Issue of Costs

Philadelphia Business Journal
Feb 23, 2010
ACC's Fred Krebs explains why in-house counsel is using the ACC Value Challenge as a guide to pricing the value of work done by outside firms.

A Matter of Time: Law Firms Move Away From the Billable Hour

Inside Counsel
Feb 19, 2010
ACC Value Challenge Steering Committee Chair Michael Roster explains the notion of "discounted" hourly rates in the March 2010 issue of Inside Counsel.

Canadian Firms Begin Accessing ACC Rating System

Canadian Lawyer
Feb 17, 2010
Law firms in Canada are finding great value in the ACC Value Index, and being able to see their firm's scores and comments from in-house counsel.

The Money Question: At Many Firms, These Prices are In-SANE!

Boston Business Journal
Feb 12, 2010
Christopher Mirabile, president of the Northeast Chapter and managing director of Race Point Capital Group LLC, comments on the "basic disconnect" between clients and law firms.

ACC Value Index - A Few Good Firms

Wired GC
Feb 9, 2010
Law firms will to able to access their clients' evaluations in the ACC Value Index (AVI).

ACC Allows Law Firms to View Client Ratings in ‘Value Index’

Paralegal SLO
Feb 9, 2010
The dedicated paralegal blog, Paralegal SLO, follows up on Susan Hackett's letter to law firms and the ABA Journal article about the ACC Value Index scoring system.

ACC Takes an Essential Step

Wicker Park Group
Feb 9, 2010
Wicker Park Group blogger Nat Slavin comments on the ABA Journal article about the ACC Value Index and Susan Hackett's letter to law firms.

ACC Gives Firms Access to Client Evaluations

Offer In Comprimise
Feb 9, 2010
The story of ACC providing access to client evaluations to law firms is closely followed in a new niche expert weblog.

Law Firms View Client Ratings in ‘Value Index’

ABA Journal
Feb 9, 2010
Susan Hackett discusses ACC's letter to law firms evaluated in the ACC Value Index and the 1-to-5 point-scoring system.

Now You Can Look ... ACC Lets Law Firms Access Client Reviews

Corporate Counsel
Feb 9, 2010
Susan Hackett comments on what law firms can and can not see in the ACC Value Index.

Law Firms Gain Access to Corporate Counsel Reviews of Their Work

Above the Law
Feb 4, 2010
Read the latest news and colorful commentary from industry insider, Above the Law, including what ACC will reveal to law firms that are evaluated in the ACC Value Index.

ACC Provides Law Firms Access to Satisfaction Surveys

National Post
Feb 4, 2010
Jim Middlemiss encourages law firms to find out how they “stack up among corporate counsel” by accessing the ACC Value Index.

Putting Volume Into Value

Legal Week
Feb 4, 2010
Fred Krebs tells Alex Aldridge how the body is moving to force real change onto the agenda of corporate counsel - and reluctant law firms.

Law Firms Now Able to Access Input from Client Satisfaction Tool


Feb 3, 2010
ACC is now offering law firms in the ACC Value Index (AVI) the opportunity to gain access to client satisfaction information that ACC members have entered about each firm.

Controlling Legal Costs

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Feb 1, 2010
The ACC Value Challenge is singled out as the “cost-reduction alternative” for in-house counsel.

Grade Anxiety

ABA Journal
Feb 1, 2010
The ACC Value Challenge and ACC Value Index (AVI) are featured in today's ABA Journal article that reveals how uneasy firms are about their work being evaluated.

Bisnow's Take on the ACC Value Index

Legal Bisnow
Jan 19, 2010
On-the-scene business publication, Bisnow, references the ACC Value Index as "a sort of Zagat’s guide to law firms."

How General Counsel Evaluates and Hires Law Firms

VMO
Jan 17, 2010
The Virtual Marketing Officer blog notes the ACC Value Index as the latest tool that GCs check before hiring outside counsel.

Law Clients Demand Higher Value in 2010

The Sacramento Bee
Jan 16, 2010
Firms discuss their commitment to changing client relationships to one that is value-base..

Arizona Firm Discusses Approach on the ACC Value Challenge

Legal Broadcast Network
Jan 12, 2010
Arizona's Ryley Carlock & Applewhite managing partner discusses his firm's approach regarding the ACC Value Challenge.

ACC Value Index - Still Going

Wired GC
Jan 11, 2010
Read more about the momentum of the ACC Value Index in John Wallbillich's latest blog post.

ACC Rating Index Unnerves Firms

The Lawyer
Jan 11, 2010
Fred Krebs sheds more light on the long-term plans of the ACC Value Challenge and Index.

Young Associates Are Way Overpaid and Paid Just Right, All at the Same Time

Business Insider
Jan 6, 2010
Are associates worth their $160,000 salaries or are they just plain overpaid?

What Will It Take To Make Non-Hourly Pricing A Real Fee Alternative?

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Jan 5, 2010
Insights on what's to become of hourly billing are shared in today's article from Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

Are We There Yet?

Connecticut Law Tribune
Jan 5, 2010
Giuliani's article about firms and economic recovery notes the ACC Value Challenge as an initiative that's increasing the level of competitiveness within the legal industry.

Can Law Firms Make a Good Case for Higher Fees?

Indianapolis Star
Dec 24, 2009
ACC President Fred Krebs explains the importance of trimming legal fees in today's economy.

Some Possible New Business Models for Big Law BOGO Anyone?

Fulton County Daily Report
Dec 24, 2009
Read about new findings from The American Lawyer and ACC survey in today's Fulton County Daily Report.

ACC Value Challenge at One Year

Canadian Lawyer
Dec 21, 2009
A year in review of the ACC Value Challenge.

GCs Working Harder but Pay Has Flattened, Experts Say

Fulton County Daily Report
Dec 18, 2009
McGriff, Seibels & Williams VP John C. Tanner, also Georgia chapter president, comments on the value of CLOs in this economy.

ACC to the Future

The Lawyer - London
Dec 15, 2009
ACC President Fred Krebs comments on the Value Challenge while visiting The Lawyer in London.

New Survey Shows Billing Rates Inching Up Slowly At U.S. Firms

Legal Week
Dec 7, 2009
ACC Senior VP and GC Susan Hackett comments on results from the ACC/American Lawyer Survey.

What's a Law Firm to Do?

Legal Intelligencer
Dec 7, 2009
The question of whether firms really "are tone deaf" is responded to in today's Legal Intelligencer. 

ACC Law Firm Scoring Seeks 'Wisdom of the Crowd'

Law 360
Dec 7, 2009
ACC's new online system for evaluating law firms embodies one of the key factors in-house counsel consider when hiring time comes: what other corporate counsel think.

Federal Reg Shift Has Trickle-Down Effect for Law Firms

San Francisco Business Times
Dec 4, 2009
Law firms may still have a goal of increasing their rates.

Cash Still the Best Feedback When Pressing Law Firms for Value, Says GC

Corporate Counsel
Dec 4, 2009
The "perfect storm or the billable hour" is examined by Corporate Counsel magazine.

Senior In-house Lawyers Call For More Performance-Based Billing

Legal Week
Dec 3, 2009
The much debated topic of alternative billing and why top-level GCs have been such outspoken advocates is examined in today's Legal Week.

ACC Value Index Initiative Gains Increasing Momentum

European GC
Dec 2, 2009
This month's issue of European GC highlights the ACC Value Index and its growing support within the legal community.

Survey Shows the Bell Is Tolling for the Billable Hour

Corporate Counsel
Dec 1, 2009
Results from The American Lawyer and ACC recent survey are examined in this month's issue of Corporate Counsel magazine.

ACC/American Lawyer Survey Of Corporate General Counsel Reveals Small But Growing Shift To Alternative Billing  


Nov 30, 2009
Thirty-nine percent of in-house counsel surveyed by ACC and The American Lawyer reported that their use of alternative billing arrangements with outside firms increased this year.

What will be next for the ACC Value Challenge?

LegalEase
Nov 24, 2009
Today's LegalEase blog post notes 2010 efforts for the ACC Value Challenge.

Levi’s Is Paying Orrick a Flat Fee to Handle All But Its IP Work

ABA Journal
Nov 23, 2009
ACC President Fred Krebs comments on the arrangement between retail company, Levi Strauss & Co., and it's law firm in this ABA Journal article.

The Tipping Point for the ACC Value Challenge

Discovery Resources
Nov 23, 2009
Reactions to the ACC Value Challenge and the Value Index are referenced in this "Tipping Point" article by Discovery Resources.

Forever in Flat Fees?

Wall Street Journal
Nov 23, 2009
ACC President Fred Krebs explains what clients really want and expect from law firms in this Wall Street Journal law blog.

General Counsel Panelists Say They Like Firms That Take the Initiative

National Law Journal
Nov 22, 2009
In-house counsel want firms to take the initiative with adjusting their hourly fees, and in improving the relationships between the groups.

Q & A with Fred Krebs

Wicker Park Group
Nov 21, 2009
In this issue of the Wicker Park Group "Client Q & A," ACC President Fred Krebs provides detailed insights to the ACC Value Index and its 5-point scale.

Are Law Firms Oblivious?

Boston Business Journal
Nov 20, 2009
The In-House ACCess blog is referenced in today's Boston Business Journal article, "Are Law Firms Oblivious?," on billing rates.

Don't Fuss About The ACC's Value Index: Get With The Program

Legal Marketing Blog
Nov 19, 2009
Tom Kane’s blog post comments on the ACC Value Index and the November 18th AmLaw Daily article.

Welcome to the Future: Rating the Ratings

AmLaw Daily
Nov 18, 2009
Information about the ACC Value Index is reviewed and explained in this edition of AmLaw Daily.

It Is Premature To Cite "Rankings" From Value Index

In-House ACCess
Nov 13, 2009
The attention from the media and law firms at this early stage of development reflects the potential value of the AVI to our members.

Site Lets In-house Counsel Rate Outside Firms

The Journal Record
Nov 12, 2009
Reporter Jack Dew takes a closer look at the ACC, examining its survey of outside counsel, ACC/Serengeti Survey, and the ACC Value Index.

Law Firm Rankings By Clients, But We Can’t See Them

Above the Law
Nov 11, 2009
The Value Index allows members to share ratings, and view what other colleagues think about their outside counsel.

Objection, Your Honor

Portfolio
Nov 11, 2009
Thoughts about the ACC Value Challenge and its new rating tool.

Five-Star Law Firms? ACC Publishes Ratings, to Mixed Reviews

ABA Journal
Nov 10, 2009
Clients’ one-to five-star ratings of law firms are being published online for all 25,000 ACC members, but the report cards will be off-limits to law firms, at least for now.

Who Posted This?

Corporate Counsel
Nov 9, 2009
ACC President Fred Krebs discusses the Value Index in this issue of Corporate Counsel Magazine.

Law Firms Cautious About ACC Ranking System

The AM Law Daily
Nov 9, 2009
When we initially heard about the ACC's plan for a system to rank law firms based on evaluations from in-house lawyers, we didn't think the firms would be thrilled about it.

General Counsel Keep Billable Hour Hanging On

Law360
Nov 6, 2009
Law360 makes reference to the ACC Value Challenge and Value Index, and includes comments ACC Senior VP and GC Susan Hackett

Rating system for law firms? Some object

Boston Business Journal
Nov 5, 2009
Law firms and in-house counsel welcome the ACC Value Index and its' methodology.

How Does Your Firm Stack Up Against The ACC Value Index?

Legal Marketing Blog
Nov 4, 2009
The great question of whether law firms can "stack up against the ACC Value Index" is delved into in today's dedicated lawyer marketing blog.

The ACC Value Index – We’re Not Worthy!

Corcoran’s Business of Law Blog
Oct 28, 2009
ACC held its annual meeting recently in chilly Boston, and the next phase of the ACC Value Challenge was released: make way for the ACC Value Index.

Alternate Fees – Current Best Practice and Likely Trends

Law Marketing Portal
Oct 21, 2009
Alternate Fees – Current Best Practice and Likely Trends 

At ACC Annual Meeting, Counsel Discuss Criteria For Evaluating Law Firms

The Posse List
Oct 21, 2009
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add evaluation of a law firm’s flextime policies to its list of criteria for evaluating outside firms, according to a panelist at the ACC annual meeting in Boston.

ACC Value Challenge

Legal Talk Network
Oct 21, 2009
FMC Technologies VP, GC & Secretary Jeff Carr, along with ACC Senior VP and GC Susan Hackett comment on the impact that the ACC Value Challenge is having on companies and firms.

Corporate Counsel to Candidly Evaluate Law Firms Using Value Index

Fort Mill Times
Oct 21, 2009
A study by the ACC has found that for the first time in three years, controlling the costs spent on outside counsel is a top priority for in-house legal chiefs.

Corporate Counsel Group To Measure Customer Satisfaction

Daily Business Review
Oct 21, 2009
ACC is rolling out the new index at its annual meeting, which started Monday in Boston.”

At ACC Annual Meeting, Counsel Discuss Criteria for Evaluating Law Firms

National Law Journal
Oct 20, 2009
Johnson & Johnson AGC Philip Crowley and The Timberland Company VP, GC & Secretary Danette Wineberg comment on the importance of establishing guidelines when hiring outside counsel.

Law Firms Look at Process Management

Law.com
Oct 20, 2009
What do lawyers and general contractors have in common? Nothing yet.

Yelp for Lawyers: ACC Launches Secret Evaluations of Law Firms

Law Marketing Portal
Oct 20, 2009
The value Index “is also an instrument to help shape the thinking and dialog between firms and in-house counsel about what constitutes ‘good value’ in legal services,”

Corporate Counsel to Create Customer Service Rankings

Corporate Counsel
Oct 19, 2009
The Association of Corporate Counsel is holding its annual meeting in Boston and the big unveil tomorrow will be a new firm ranking system.

Law Firms to Be Rated on Client Satisfaction in New ACC Index

Law.com
Oct 19, 2009
Law firms are already ranked on a variety of criteria such as profitability, prestige and diversity. From the client standpoint, these ratings are helpful, but not necessarily essential.

How'd They Do? ACC to Introduce Client-Satisfaction Ratings of Law Firms

Law.com
Oct 19, 2009
Law firms are already ranked on a variety of criteria such as profitability, prestige, and diversity.

ACC set to launch ‘Value Index’

Boston Business Journal
Oct 19, 2009
ACC Value Index is aimed at spurring conversation about exactly what “good value in legal services” means.

Controlling Outside Counsel Legal Spend Surpasses Compliance Requirements as Top Concern for In-house Counsel


Oct 19, 2009
For the first time in three years, controlling spending has returned as the top priority for in-house counsel.

Controlling Outside Counsel Legal Spend Surpasses Compliance Requirements as Top Concern for In-house Counsel - Part II


Oct 19, 2009
For the first time in three years, controlling spending has returned as the top priority for in-house counsel.

Controlling Outside Counsel Legal Spend Surpasses Compliance Requirements as Top Concern for In-house Counsel - Part I


Oct 19, 2009
For the first time in three years, controlling spending has returned as the top priority for in-house counsel.

ACC Launches Law Firm Client Satisfaction Ratings

Rainmaking Club
Oct 18, 2009
The ACC Value Index is a client satisfaction measurement tool where members share evaluations of the law firms they engage.

Key Client Body to Rate Outside Advisers for Value

Legal Week
Oct 18, 2009
ACC is to launch an innovative new venture to allow members to rate law firms on core factors such as value and quality of service.

Corporate Counsel To Candidly Evaluate Law Firms Using Value Index


Oct 15, 2009
ACC will launch the ACC Value Index, a component of the ACC Value Challenge, at its 2009 Annual Meeting in Boston on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the Hynes Convention Center.

New ACC ‘Value Index’ Helps Clients Rate - And Share - Law Firm Performance Info

ABA Journal
Oct 15, 2009
Now the Association of Corporate Counsel is about to introduce a tool to help in-house legal departments better implement it.

Approach ACC's Value Challenge with a Powerful Tool

Verbatim
Oct 6, 2009
Today's "Verbatim" features the ACC Value Challenge and Dechert LLP's managing partner Timothy Boyce's perspective on its impact.

The Switch to Smaller

ABA Journal
Aug 25, 2009
ACC Senior VP & GC Susan Hackett comments on revolutionizing the law firm business model.

Business of Law (subscription only)

Daily Business Review
Aug 24, 2009
ACC Senior VP & GC Susan Hackett comments on the "Wave of Expected Litigation" in today's Daily Business Review.

'Billable Hour' Under Attack

Wall Street Journal
Aug 24, 2009
ACC Chair Daniel Fitz comments on changes that companies can make to the law firm billing model.

For Junior Lawyers, the Gravy Train Is Slowing

Business Week
Aug 13, 2009
ACC Senior VP and GC Susan Hackett comments on law firm clients reaching their tipping point with the existing billing structure.

Drinker Biddle Prospers after Adopting the ACC Value Challenge

Lawmarketing.com
Aug 3, 2009
Most of the legal profession has infuriated its clients with high rates and maintains a hidebound resistance to changing its business model.

High-Flying Pay Packages at a Halt

Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Jul 30, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is noted by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as the groundbreaking reaction to client complaints.

Learning to be an Attorney

The Minnesota Lawyer
Jul 29, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is noted as one of the key initiatives for the legal industry.

Law Review: Rays of Hope for Junior Associates

Philadelphia Inquirer
Jul 14, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is noted as the "blueprint for reforming the way that law firms charge their clients."

Closing Arguments on the Billable Hour

Philadelphia Inquirer
Jul 13, 2009
The Philadelphia Inquirer notes ACC's position paper on alternative fees.

Firms, GCs Starting to Talk the Talk

The Legal Intelligencer
Jul 13, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is creating the change for how law firms do business.

Legal Pad Checks in With ACC Value Challenge


Jul 5, 2009
Legal Pad asks ACC SVP & General Counsel Susan Hackett for her thoughts about Orrick's decision to stop lockstep promotions.

Business as Usual

Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Jun 25, 2009
ACC SVP & General Counsel Susan Hackett comments on the hopes of the economy returning to normal.

Frost Brown Todd Program Gives New Associates In-house Client Experience; Clients Get Greater Value and Input

Jaffe Legal News Service
Jun 18, 2009
Regional law firm, Frost Brown Todd, is following the ACC Value Challenge, and taking note of its clients' concerns with the current business model.

FMC Technologies Sponsors Alternative Billing Contest

Bloomberg
Jun 9, 2009
ACC Value Challenge steering committee member, board member and GC for FMC Technologies Jeff Carr leads the charge in his company's competition for creative billings.

For Large Firms, Alternative Billing Makes Inroads

Law.com
May 26, 2009
When Eli Lilly & Co. settled an $1.42 billion suit, Duane Morris was in the unusual spot of representing the plaintiffs along with personal injury firm Sheller P.C.

ACC Value Challenge, a "Starting Point" for Costs Cutting in Departments

Fulton County Daily Report
May 21, 2009
Lawyers at event in Atlanta say cost cutting for outside counsel to corporations has reached unprecedented levels this year.

In-house Counsel Riled Over Billable Hour

The New Lawyer
May 21, 2009
Referenced by the New Lawyer, "In-house Counsel Riled Over Billable Hour" generates additional momentum for ACC Value Challenge.

Cutting Costs is a Way of Life for In-house

Daily Report
May 20, 2009
How one local in-house counsel approaches outside law firm may very well summarize the state of today's legal economy.

Is The Billable Hour Really Dying?

The Lawyer Weekly
May 8, 2009
The loud muttering about ineffectiveness of the billable hour has now turned into a major “kill the billable” movement is being spearheaded by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Is the Billable Hour Really Dying

Lawyers Weekly
May 4, 2009
A close look at the movement to re-evaluate the billable hour.

ACC Talks to CNBC on Economy's Impact on In-house Counsel


Apr 30, 2009
From the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC "Squawk on the Street" gives viewers up-to-the minute news every major market around the world.

Wall Street Lawyers Dumped for Lower-Priced Boutiques

Bloomberg.com
Apr 6, 2009
DuPont and other clients, hit by the recession, are pressing firms for fixed fees or 10 to 25 percent discounts.

Rethinking Value in the Legal Profession, ACC Value Challenge Leads the Way

New York Times
Apr 1, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is noted as a leader for reconnecting value to billable hours by New York Times editor.

Law Firms and Clients Think Twice About the ‘Billable Hour’

Philadelphia Business Journal
Feb 23, 2009
DELVACCA President Todd Borow comments on the ramifications of increasing billable hours and upcoming ACC Value Challenge events which address this issue.

American Discovery Supports Initiatives of the ACC Value Challenge

Yahoo! Finance
Feb 4, 2009
The ACC Value Challenge is strongly supported by document review provider American Discovery. To read the full story, click on the title link above.

Billable Hours Giving Ground at Law Firms

New York Times
Jan 30, 2009
What are law firms, clients and corporate counsel saying about the real impact of the mighty billable hour? Today’s NY Times “Billable Hours Giving Ground at Law Firms” delves into this and more.

The Value Challenge Initiative

LegalTalkNetwork
Jan 13, 2009
ACC Senior Vice President and General Counsel Susan Hackett speaks candidly with In-house Legal about concerns, next steps, and responses with the ACC Value Challenge initiative.

The Change Agenda: Peace Talks

Law.com
Dec 1, 2008
Q&A interview with ACC VP Susan Hackett on the significance of controlling increasing billable hours by law firms and the efforts put forth by the ACC Value Challenge.

Economy a Central Focus at ACC Annual Gathering

Canadian Lawyer
Oct 27, 2008
Canadian Lawyer highlights the ACC Value Challenge launch, hosted via live webcast on September 6, 2008.

Brand or Die? A Marketing Staple?

The Legal Watercooler
Oct 26, 2008
The increasing billable hour and initiatives such as ACC’s Value Challenge are addressed in today’s legal blog.

Billable-Hour System Under Scrutiny From Client

Law360
Oct 20, 2008
Click below to read former ACC Chair Michael Roster’s comments on the ACC Value Challenge goals.

Will Corporate Counsel Push Law Firms to Drop Hourly Billing?

ABA Journal
Oct 20, 2008
The ABA Journal highlights ACC’s new billable hour initiative, the ACC Value Challenge.

Rethinking Legal Fees for Lean Times

Washington Post
Oct 20, 2008
Click below to find out why law firms may rethink their increasing hourly rates

The ACC Value Challenge

Law Firm Web Strategy
Oct 2, 2008
Law Firm Web Strategy blogger Steve Matthews writes about knowing your clients, addressing their issues.

Take Your Nose Out Of The Trough Cuz It Ain't About You Any More - Corporate Counsel Challenge Law Firms

Financial Post
Oct 1, 2008
The viewing of the September 26 ACC Value Challenge launch is discussed in the recent Legal Blog By Mitch Kowalski of the Financial Post.

The Value Challenge

In Search of Perfect Client Service
Sep 29, 2008
All is a buzz with “In Search of Perfect Client Service” rating of ACC’s Value Challenge webcast.

Billable Hour Challenged

Legal Bisnow
Sep 29, 2008
This inaugural event drew luminary panelists including GCs of Accenture, DuPont, Intel, Greenberg Traurig, McKenna Long, and WilmerHale, all of whom seemed to agree, the system is broken.

Panels to Discuss Costs of Outside Counsel

The Fulton County Daily Report
Sep 17, 2008
The ACC Value Challenge and its potential effect in the outside counsel community are examined in this edition of the Fulton County Daily Report.

No Pay for 1st-Year Billables?

Legal Bisnow
Sep 17, 2008
Four of DC’s top in-house practitioners served up delectable morsels of wisdom.

Tune In September 26th To Live ACC Value Challenge Webcast

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Sep 15, 2008
The highly anticipated ACC Value Challenge Webcast is highlighted in this month’s issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

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