What happens when an in-house attorney communicates with an independent contractor or some other non-employee who is working closely with the company?
A memo sent by an HR manager but “essentially” ghost-written by the firm’s in-house attorney is not subject to attorney-client privilege, the District Court for […]
Calling it “welcome news for companies that do business with the government,” attorneys from Wiley Rein look at a D.C. Circuit Court ruling that reversed […]
A New Mexico appeals court invalidated attorney-client privilege for a general counsel’s memo that provided a strategy for for terminating two physician employees of a […]
As technology moves to the cloud, attorneys must pay special attention to third-party terms of service if they hope to insure e-communications with clients remain privileged.
The outgoing head of the National Security Agency sought to reassure U.S. lawyers that confidential attorney-client information collected during agency surveillance missions were protected by […]
Privileged conversations between American lawyers and foreign clients were compromised by the NSA and its overseas allies, according to new information released by former NSA […]
A corporate executive who sent emails to a personal lawyer on a company account sacrificed attorney-client privilege, the Delaware Chancery Court decided. After a shareholder […]
Though MediaTek’s general counsel requested a consultant’s technical report, and the report was filed under a confidentiality agreement, the report itself did not constitute legal […]
The Dodd-Frank Act allows lawyers to blow the whistle on clients violating securities laws using confidential information, but an ethics opinion from a committee of […]