Vicken B. Bayramian, “The General Counsel as Strategic Thinker,” ACC Docket Vol. 29 No. 2
(March 2011): 23-27, available at www.acc.com/legalresources/resource.cfm?show=1277470
—highlights the importance of framing of framing legal issues in the context of business
advantage; see particularly, “Ten Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking,” p. 24.
Mark Roellig, “Making Your Legal Organization a Strategic Asset for the Business,” ACC
Docket Vol. 28 No. 2 (March 2010): 62-68, available at www.acc.com/legalresources/resource.
cfm?show=805483—addresses how to align structure with strategy to achieve business
objectives; also discusses use of long-range strategic plan for the legal department, with annual
measurement and feedback on progress vs. goals.
“Top Ten Tips for Speaking the Language of Your Business Partners.” ACC Top Ten (Oct. 2009),
www.acc.com/legalresources/publications/topten/speaking-the-language-of-your-business-partners.cfm—see particularly#1, “Understand How Value is Defined, and #9, “Get The
Best from Your Outside Counsel”.
“ACC Value Practice: Using a Disciplined Internal ‘Hoshin’ Planning Process to Enhance
Alignment with Business Clients – Law Department Practices at Toyota Motor Sales
USA, Inc.,” ACC Value Practice (Sept 2009), available at www.acc.com/legalresources/
resourcecfm?show=537228—The annual process “allows the law department to demonstrate to
business leadership that it is marshaling resources and addressing what is top-of-mind for them
in a way that aligns priorities.” See also the included link to a sample strategic planning tool.