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Womble Carlyle Proud Sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel Compliance and Ethics Committee
The Corporate Compliance & Ethics Committee explores current approaches to domestic and international corporate compliance and ethics and promotes best practices in these areas. Areas of interest include business ethics, regulatory issues, governance and risk assessment and mitigation.
ACC 2015 Annual Meeting
The Compliance and Ethics Committee Meeting at the Association of Corporate Counsel 2015 Annual Meeting included a number of table discussions. Several Womble Carlyle attorneys serves as table moderators for those discussions.
The firm was well represented at the ACC Annual Meeting (full schedule of presentations by Womble Carlyle). All sessions information.
Given today's rapidly evolving economy, the complexity of the law today and a setting where legal issues can make or break a company, it makes sense for companies and their legal counsel to examine fresh, mutually beneficial, relationships.
Womble Carlyle is proud to support the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Value Challenge. According to the ACC, this campaign has several goals, but primary among them is to improve working relationships between companies and their legal counsel and to help ensure that both parties clearly understand the value of working together. The ACC believes traditional law firm practices and attorney training often can be better aligned with the expectations and needs of corporate clients.
In many instances, the traditional approach, in which outside law firms bill corporate clients by the hour for services provided, continues to work just fine. But in other cases, a company may prefer a different arrangement. For example, perhaps they want greater cost certainty on the front end of a project, rather than receiving a bill after the work is completed.
Teaming with its clients, Womble Carlyle has long been a pioneer in providing innovative billing solutions. Building on more than a century of client service, the firm now is working alongside the ACC during its Value Challenge campaign.
According to the ACC, the Value Challenge initiative seeks to:
Create a national dialog about the need to discuss the relationship between value and cost.
Identify core groups of leaders in the in-house and outside firm communities to drive this discussion.
Offer tool kits for use by in-house counsel and outside firms focusing on cutting-edge practices and models for managing value.
Nourish the development of an in-house client community that gives law firms reasonable comfort that their efforts to implement change will be supported and rewarded.
Encourage law firms to focus on retention of talent valued by clients.
Develop lawyers as counselors, advocates and professional partners.
The Value Challenge is just the latest in a long line of ACC efforts that Womble Carlyle strongly supports. For example, the firm is the national sponsor of the ACC's New to Compliance & Ethics Committee, and is an active supporter of every ACC chapter within Womble Carlyle’s geography.
The Association of Corporate Counsel serves the needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and private sector organizations worldwide. The ACC has nearly 24,000 members in 81 countries, employed by more than 10,000 organizations.