The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recognized 12 law department and law department/law firm collaborations, including companies based in Israel and Germany, as 2018 ACC Value Champions. Their strategic approaches increased client satisfaction, enhanced the value of legal service spending, reduced turnaround times and costs, and improved results. Pioneering change for the global legal industry, this year’s group of Champions includes a range of innovative collaborations, including the largest-ever managed legal services transaction and a national coordinating counsel model that includes a custom knowledge management platform shared across the outside counsel network.
The following 2018 ACC Value Champions were chosen by a panel of in-house lawyer judges:
- Andeavor and Counsel Management Group
- Danaher Corporation and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- DXC Technology and UnitedLex
- 7-Eleven and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
- Monsanto Company and Husch Blackwell
- Ocwen Financial Corporation along with QuisLex, Inc., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
- Pure Storage, Inc.
- Software AG
- Tahal Group B.V.
About the ACC Value Challenge: The ACC Value Challenge, launched in 2008, has provided resources and training for in-house counsel and law firm lawyers to help affect change within the legal industry. By re-aligning relationships and promoting value-based fee arrangements and other management tactics, such as project management, process improvement, efficient use of technology and knowledge management tools, the market for the delivery of legal services benefits from the same insights and wisdom upon which every other service industry relies to provide world-class value to their clients. For more information, visit www.acc.com/valuechallenge.