Avoid common pitfalls and become a better risk manager.Minimize the risk of inadvertently waiving privileges. Get the information you need to protect the attorneyclient and the work product privilege. This topic will cover challenges faced in maintaining the attorneyclient privilege including threshold issues, inadvertent disclosure or waiver, business vs. legal advice, professional advisors outside the privilege, and experts and consultants. The material will include examples drawn from recent court cases covering the privilege and practical advice on preventing waiver. This information will be particularly useful to inhouse counsel and the lawyers who advise them. Pragmatic focus is given to privilege issues faced by inhouse legal counsel and unique challenges to maintaining the privilege in their communications.
Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethics Issues
• Initial Privilege Determination – Illustrative Examples
• Work Product vs. Attorney-Client Privilege
Waiver – so Many Ways to Waive
Legal vs. Business Advice
• Mixed Business and Legal Advice
• Unique Challenges Presented to In-House Counsel
Experts and Consultants
Several Professional Conduct Rules Come Into Play
The Privilege in Other Corporate and Transactional Contexts
Rebecca M. Lamberth with Duane Morris LLP
CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,NALA ,Additional credit may be available upon request.