Attorney/Client

The Decision That Has Shaped Privilege Law For 40 Years

This is the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that “forever redefined the corporate attorney–client privilege,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges…

The Long Strange Trip Of Cleta Mitchell

The unlikely career path of former Foley & Larder partner Cleta Mitchell is the subject of a recent article in the online daily Urban Milwaukee.…

Law Firm Must Give Feds Names Of Tax Clients

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case where an earlier panel ruling requires a…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…

Executive Nostalgia For “Two Cans And A String,” Plain Talk Instead of PowerPoint

A panel of corporate secretaries and counsel expressed a growing sense of “videoconferencing ennui” and “zoom fatigue,” says an article in trade publication Corporate Secretary.…

E-Discovery Insights From Five Years Of Surveying Judges

  E-discovery has evolved In just a few decades, from a “technique” to a fundamental component of virtually all litigation. That evolution has meant, in…

Need-To-Know Rules For In-House Counsel

The in-house lawyer achieves attorney-client privilege protection upon proving an attorney-client relationship with the entity that employs the person with whom she communicates, the communication…

Fear Of COVID May Justify Attorney Withdrawal, Says New York Bar

An advisory opinion from the New York State Bar Association says that if a lawyer fears contracting Covid as a result of some aspect of…

Malpractice Lawyer Indicted – Was It Extortion Or A Consulting Fee?

One of Maryland’s leading medical malpractice attorneys has been charged by federal prosecutors with attempted extortion. Allegations are that he demanded $25 million, couched as…

Fines, Restitution, “Recommended” For Law Firm Owner In Wayward Investment Scheme

A South Carolina law firm and its attorney/owner are among respondents who could face nearly $3 million in fines and restitution, in a matter before…

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