AI-Contract Management Popular But Not Widely Implemented

A survey of corporate lawyers reveals a technological gap in respect to contract management. Eighty-five percent believe that AI-based contract management software would be beneficial, […]

How Overreach Can Sink An In-House Privilege Claim

In-house legal at Dartmouth college was brought up short, when a judge ruled its privilege claim for a trove of in-house communications exceeds the privilege’s […]

No Communication, No Privilege

What constitutes a privileged communication? This Today’s General Counsel article considers some of the complexities and the light that may be shed on this question […]

Spotlighting In-House Memos, Ninth Circuit Adopts Work-Product Waiver Standard

The Ninth Circuit has issued a decision that for the first time adopted a waiver standard for the work-product doctrine – a standard that is […]

Overcoming Budget Hurdles Due to Covid-19 Litigation

Three months into the pandemic, expectations about budgeting in legal departments have changed. Survey data shows that only 19 percent of in-house legal departments expected […]

Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont […]

Privilege Upheld For In-House Investigation, Despite Previous “Summary” Release

The senior in-house counsel of a major defense contractor seemed to have covered the bases when it came to insuring privilege for an internal investigation […]

Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but […]

Corporate Investigations: What A New Survey Tells Us

Being subject to investigations has become a fact of corporate life, and investigations are expected to become more common, according to a recent survey of […]

E-Discovery Lesson For Slack Users

Philip Favro, writing on the Driven Inc. Blog, looked back on key cases from 2019 and the lessons they offer going forward. The first one […]