"Is This Communication Discoverable?" How In-House Counsel Can Preserve Privilege When They Have Business and Legal Problems to Solve
In-house attorneys were once confined to providing legal advice, but that’s no longer the case. Now more than ever, companies don’t only want legal advice from their in-house counsel — they want practical business solutions to their challenges requiring considerations of law, business, ethics, and technology. They recognize that in-house counsel serving in dual legal and business roles can provide enhanced value because they’re extremely knowledgeable, not just about the law, but about the companies’ business operations, infrastructure, history, and goals. The blending of roles by in-house counsel provides fertile ground for challenges by outside parties seeking to topple assertions of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. This Webinar will discuss the legal landscape related to internal legal communications and provide strategies to prevail against future challenges.
- Understand the legal and practical impact that blended roles have on the attorney-client privilege.
- Understand the threat-level of their internal communications when it comes to future potential challenges.
- Learn strategies to increase the likelihood that their privilege or work product designations will be upheld if challenged.
Anna Cook, Bristows LLP, London, England
Charles Price, Eaton, Cleveland, Ohio USA
Tara Ward, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Washington, District of Columbia USA
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