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    Association of Corporate Counsel and Arent Fox Unveil Contracts Portal for In-House Lawyers

    October 10, 2013

    Washington, DC — On October 8, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) launched the ACC Contracts Portal, a multimedia resource designed to help with contract drafting, negotiations, benchmarking, and management. The Negotiations section of the Portal is sponsored by Arent Fox LLP and includes advice on a wide range of topics that are designed to help attorneys consistently negotiate successful agreements. 

    “We look forward to working with ACC and sharing our knowledge in this area,” said Communications, Technology & Mobile and Corporate & Securities partner Alan G. Fishel, who is the lead presenter for much of the material housed on the ACC Contracts Portal. “The approaches outlined in ACC’s Portal have worked extremely well for attorneys across industries during their negotiations.”

    ACC launched the portal in response to in-house lawyers’ renewed focus on contracts as a result of rapidly changing laws, use of new technology, business’ expanding global scope, and increased demands for swift negotiations. The Portal features a comprehensive database of ACC member-contributed sample forms and policies and other contract management resources to help in-house lawyers with benchmarking, negotiations, and agreement review processes.

    “In-house lawyers spend countless hours drafting, scrutinizing, and negotiating contracts to ensure that their companies’ interests are well represented,” said Veta T. Richardson, president and CEO of ACC. “Contracts-focused sessions are always the most popular at the ACC Annual Meeting. As a result, the Portal addresses a pressing need within the in-house community.”

    ACC is a global bar association with more than 30,000 members in more than 75 countries that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations, and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives.  

    Mr. Fishel is well-known for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements, and for counseling clients on best practices, given their particular circumstances, in connection with drafting and negotiating contracts, while also meeting any applicable deadlines.