Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model: Legal Department Leading Practices

Leading Practice Profile

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.

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On Leadership: An Interview with Teri Plummer McClure, Chief HR Officer and Senior VP, Labor — UPS of America, Inc.

ACC Resource Library - Quick Reference

In the latest addition to ACCs On Leadership series, former UPS chief legal officer (CLO) and current Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President Teri Plummer McClure speaks with ACC President & CEO Veta T. Richardson about her professional ...

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey - Executive Summary

ACC Resource Library - Surveys

The most critical issues facing companies today are legal issues. It's no longer just a good idea for CLOs to be at the executive table, in the boardroom, and reporting to the CEO - it's essential. Learn more about how 1,300 peers view their role in ...

ACC, John L. Weinberg Center For Corporate Governance Interview Merck & Co’s Kenneth C. Frazier On The General Counsel As Key Ally To Corporate Leadership

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) teamed with John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia and globally recognized thought leader in the ...

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Organizational Effectiveness: The New Imperative for Developing a World-Class Legal Department

ACC Resource Library - InfoPAK

This InfoPAK examines the concept of organizational effectiveness and how corporate counsel can use its principles to effectively develop an international, “world-class” legal department. The InfoPAK focuses primarily on “soft” organizational develop...

Project Management for the In-house Law Department ACC Materials

ACC Resource Library - Quick Reference

A list of ACC legal resources related to each session presented at the Project Management for the In-house Law Department course held at the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Running Law Departments Like a Business

ACC Resource Library - Presentation

This course material covers business management of legal departments, strategic planning, risk analysis/calibration, quarterly business reviews, and predictive analytics and metrics.

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