Association of Corporate Counsel

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Association of Corporate Counsel
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ACC Logo
Abbreviation ACC
Motto By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.
Type Non-governmental organization
Purpose Professional society
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
President and CEO
Veta T. Richardson

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), founded as the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) in 1983, is a professional association serving the business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the world. ACC states that it has more than 34,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries.

ACC members collaborate through regional chapters and practice area committees. ACC has more than 55 chapters around the world. In 2015, the Australian Corporate Counsel Association joined ACC to form ACC Australia.[1] Other recent expansions, ACC Alberta,[2] ACC Middle East[3] and ACC Singapore,[4] were established in June 2014, May 2014 and July 2013, respectively.

ACC serves as the "voice of the in-house bar"[5] on issues of importance to in-house counsel, such as multi jurisdictional practice, attorney-client/solicitor-client privilege and right to provide pro bono services.

The association publishes the magazine ACC Docket and arranges the ACC Annual Meeting.[6]


  1. ^ Reporter, Staff (2014-12-04). "ACLA to join global network". Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Association of Corporate Counsel to launch in Alberta | Financial Post". Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Association of Corporate Counsel Expands to Middle East | Corporate Counsel". 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  4. ^ "ACC goes Asian". The Global Legal Post. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Advocacy - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)". Retrieved 2016-12-24. 
  6. ^ "ACC Annual Meeting To Address Pressing Business, Data Privacy And Regulatory Issues In Global Economy". Retrieved 2016-12-24. 

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