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Privelege Place - Presnell

The great frontier lawyer Abraham Lincoln once made the thought-provoking statement that if asked to chop down a tree in six hours, he would […]

To CC or Not to CC: That Is the Privilege Question

Does anyone recall the etymology of the “cc” option in our emails? I do. Before the advent of copying machines, initially known ubiquitously as […]

Recovering From A Ransomware Attack

More than half of businesses were hit by a ransomware attack in 2019, at an estimated total cost of $11.5 billion. That’s per a […]

Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries […]

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 […]

Data-Breach Conundrum For In-House Counsel Now Said To Include Potential Personal Liability

A data breach brings with it some of the most difficult calls in-house legal will ever have to make. What happened? How serious is […]

How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

As bring-your-own device policies proliferate and digital storage becomes cheaper and more prevalent, it gets easier to pilfer trade secrets. Whether intentional or unintentional, […]

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 […]

Employers Hit With Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

An increasing number of families of employees who have died of Covid-19 are filing lawsuits against employers. The key question in many of these […]

The Essential Process Of Contract Modification

Contracts may need to be modified for many reasons, including changes in the financial or regulatory regime. (One example: The coming replacement of LIBOR […]