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Attorney-client and work-product privilege issues in failed financial institution litigation

Attorney-client and work-product privilege issues in failed financial institution litigation

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Published by American Bar Association, Section of Litigation? in [Chicago .
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  • Confidential communications -- Lawyers -- United States.,
  • Attorney and client -- United States.,
  • Financial institutions -- Law and legislation -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRonald B. Ravikoff.
    ContributionsAmerican Bar Association. Trial Practice Committee.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16314907M

    Plaintiffs, a class of financial institutions, asserted that Target improperly asserted attorney-client privilege and work-product claims over documents relating to the “Data Breach Task Force,” which Target established in response to the data breach in that resulted in as many as 40,, payment cards being stolen by hackers. The attorney-client privilege may apply to communications made by an attorney to an employer-client during an investigation so long as an attorney-client relationship existed at the time the communications were made. (See Cal. Evid. Code § ) In certain instances, employers may wish to rely on the conclusions of attorney-led investigations. Although the attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine are two distinct protections with different elements, New York courts have routinely analyzed the two jointly in .

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Attorney-client and work-product privilege issues in failed financial institution litigation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Attorney-client and work-product privilege issues in failed financial institution litigation. [Ronald B Ravikoff; American Bar. When companies conduct investigations that remain strictly internal, maintaining confidentiality is straightforward. But many investigations are conducted in cooperation with U.S.

government regulators, who expect companies to share information learned during those investigations. In such situations, maintaining the attorney-client privilege and attorney work.

attorney-client privilege or work product protection. In two decisions in Barko v. Halliburton,1 addressing a challenge by a former employee bringing a qui tam action, the court concluded that investigative documents were not privileged because the defendants failed to establish that the documents were created for the.

The Attorney Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine directly examines the scope of a lawyer's responsibility to a client when called as a witness or when otherwise required to produce evidence. It identifies the many misconceptions about the confidentiality of the information shared between attorney and client, and provides clear.

Privilege-Waiver Issues in Bankruptcy after MF GlobalMeryl B. Vinocur Some have held that a trustee may not waive an individual debtor's attorney-client privilege. Supreme Court Examines the Fiduciary Exception to Privilege David Dodds The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest and most venerable privileges under the common law.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvii, pages ; 26 cm: Contents: An overview of the attorney-client privilege when the client is a corporation / Vincent S. Walkowiak --The duties of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege in the context of the prospective client / Jin Kim, Tailim Song --Perspectives on the attorney-client privilege.

ATTORNEY-CLIENT AND WORK-PRODUCT PRIVILEGES PAGE 11 be disclosed to third persons other than those to whom disclosure is made in furtherance of the rendition of professional legal services to the client or those reasonably necessary for the transmission of the communication.

Tex. Evid. (a)(5). The attorney-client privilege relates toFile Size: 63KB. A Practitioner's Summary Guide to the McGuireWoods LLP Attorney-Client Privilege and the T. Spahn (12/5/13) Work Product Doctrine 6 CHAPTER 2 ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE: INTRODUCTION AND BASIC PRINCIPLES Introduction The attorney-client privilege stands alone as the oldest and most important evidentiary Size: 1MB.

7/6/ 2 Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product: Similar but Different Attorney Work Product A Qualified Immunity, not an absolute privilege May be released upon showing that: Party seeking the information has substantial need of the materials in preparation of the case and Party is unable without undue hardship to obtain the equivalent of the information byFile Size: KB.

On March 6,the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko urton Company et al. requiring Kellogg, Brown & Root Engineering Corporation (“KBR”) to produce documents originally withheld on the basis of attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.

The Court found that the documents. The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine has helped thousands of lawyers through this increasingly complex area. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the current law of the attorney-client and work-product immunities, the new edition includes many more case illustrations and contextual examples, as well as numerous practical tips and 5/5(2).

The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Practicing and Defending Confidentiality [Walkowiak, Vincent S., McNabb, Stephen M., Rodriguez, Oscar Rey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation: Practicing and Defending ConfidentialityPrice: $   Attorney-Client Privilege And Employee Issues JanuPM EST Law (JanuPM EST) -- Many companies prudently seek to nip employment issues in the bud by.

Attorney–client privilege or lawyer–client privilege is the name given to the common law concept of legal professional privilege in the United States. Attorney-client privilege is "[a] client's right to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications between the client and the attorney.".

attorney-client privilege. In addition, Jenner & Block publishes the “Protecting Confidential Legal Information: A Handbook for Analyzing Issues Under the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine,” which is available by clicking here.

Jenner & Block will update this web page with new developments and. Attorney-client Privilege. As in other corporate contexts, for the attorney-client privilege to apply in an internal investigation the company must establish four elements: (1) the person who sought or received the legal advice is (or sought to become) a client of the attorney; (2) the person to whom the communication was made is a.

Attorney Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine are two separate and distinct issues and should be treated within the legal world as separate disclosures. Attorney Client Privilege, which originated in Roman and canon law, has evolved into a recognized judicial doctrine and is necessary in order to provide clients with access to.

Restatement (Third) Law Governing Lawyers Elements 1. a communication 2. made between privileged persons 3. in confidence 4. for the purpose of obtaining or providing legal assistance for the client Restatement § 68; In re Grand Jury, F.3d (3d Cir.

F. Distinguished from Work-Product Privilege. The attorney work product rule is a common law privilege recognized by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. See State ex rel.

Dudek, 34 Wis. 2d at Generally, writings or other documents will be considered work-product if they reflect the mental impres. Attorney-client privilege: Technological changes bring changing responsibilities for attorneys and legal departments.

Among the many things that have been challenged by the advent of digital, portable, mobile and social network communications is attorney-client privilege (ACP).

Q&A (37) that the work product doctrine requires a “litigation predicate,” but is not limited to documents prepared in connection with docketed cases or cases in litigation.

Chief Counsel Notice CC-Q&A (21) provides that an assertion of attorney work product is not limited to documents prepared inFile Size: KB. Privileged work product is basically an extension of attorney/client privilege to legal services provided by an attorney to his client.

Any such product (such as the drafting of an LLC operating agreement) can’t be involuntarily produced during any stage of a court proceeding. Work Product Protection •Common law roots (Hickman v.

Taylor, U.S.67 S.91 L. 2d ()) •May be broader than attorney-client privilege— “mental impressions” •Analysis is frequently similar to the attorney-client privilege •“[A]nticipation of litigation or for trial. Welcome to the McGuireWoods database of case summaries focusing on the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.

This database supplements my two volume book entitled, The Attorney-Client Privilege and The Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner's Guide published by the Virginia Law Foundation in Of course, every printed book becomes out-of-date as. litigation, however, application of the attorney-client privilege and the work product immunity doctrine is not as automatic or comprehensive as counsel might expect.

Court rulings concerning the attorney-client and work product priv­ ileges identify recurring pitfalls for counsel when these doctrines are in­ voked in corporate : Nancy C.

Cody. Note that it does not protect documents prepared for commercial transactions or other non-litigation related legal work (which may still fall under the attorney-client privilege however). A key document used to determine if the Attorney Work Product privilege applies is.

The concept of attorney-client privilege dates back to ancient Rome, but many lawyers still struggle with developing and presenting winning arguments to ensure the application of Author: Erin Marie Daly.

Description. Class action litigation raises unique issues concerning the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. The involvement of multiple parties and multiple stages of litigation creates unique legal and ethical considerations, including whether pre-certification communications between plaintiffs' counsel and putative class members are privileged.

find rules that balance the policy concerns underlying both attorney-client privilege and work product protection. The Second Circuit did this best, providing that once a corporation has disclosed protected materials to the government, the corporation waives its attorney-client privilege as to those materials.6 However, if the corporation.

13SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute - Internal Investigations: Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege or Work Product Protection Attorney-client privilege and attorney work product are similar, in that they protect certain information communicated with or created by attorneys, but there are key differences.

A Practical Guide to the Attorney-Client Privilege. A lawyer shall not knowingly reveal confidential information of a client or former client to a person that the client has instructed is not to receive the information or anyone else ” Tex.

Disciplinary R. Prof. Conduct (). In General. See also, Sexton, A Post-Upjohn Consideration of the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege, 57 N.Y.U.L. Rev.(); In re Allen, F.3d(4th Cir. ) (quoting In re Coordinated Pretrial Proceedings in Petroleum Product Antitrust Litigation, F.2dn.7 (9th Cir.

), cert. denied, U.S. ( – Recognizes a two-way, derivative privilege – Rejects the “control group test” used to limit corporate privilege • New York Law: – Attorney-Client Privilege Codified, NY CPLR § Unless the client waives the privilege evidence of a confidential communication made between the attorney or his or her employee and the.

Preface xv About the Editor xvii About the Authors xix Table of Cases xxv CHAPTER 1 An Overview of the Attorney-Client Privilege When the Client Is a Corporation 1 Vincent S.

Walkowiak The Attorney-Client Privilege: First Principles 2 Establishing the Privilege 3 Determining the Rule of Privilege: Control Group v. The Work Product Doctrine is an extension of the Attorney - Client Privilege, and protects those materials prepared in anticipation of litigation.

Unlike that privilege, the Work Product protection may cover other information besides actual communications between lawyer and client. The theory is that one party to litigation should not be able. Waiver of the privilege. Attorney-client privilege is also lost in cases where the client waives the privilege.

For example, clients will likely have waived attorney-client privilege when they communicate confidential information to their lawyers and then later disclose that same information to a third party.

Intended commission of fraud or a. the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product protection. For example, the U.S.

Attorney’s Manual states, “[w]hat the government seeks is not waiver of [the attorney-client privilege and attorney work product] protections, but rather the facts known to resulting from whatever approach they utilize. The first. attorney-client and work product privilege over the materials.

United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co. et al., No. CV (D.D.C.) In concluding that the investigation was not primarily designed to obtain legal advice and, thus, not protected by either privilege, the court highlighted the fact that KBR’s in-house counsel did. Generally, the attorney-client privilege shields from disclosure confidential communications between attorneys and clients for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal advice, while the work product doctrine guards documents or other tangible things prepared in anticipation of litigation by or for a party.

One of the basic tenets of the relationship between an attorney and the client is that any information which passes between the two remains confidential. This concept is also known as the attorney client privilege. Based on early English common law, the idea of privilege is a simple one - a client maintains the privilege to refuse to disclose or to have an attorney disclose any.

THE TOBACCO LITIGATION One of the more neglected revelations from the recently completed tobacco litigation was the apparent misuse of the attorney-client privilege by lawyers on behalf of the tobacco industry, as evidenced in recently released documents and Size: 78KB.

This CLE webinar will prepare attorneys to face the attorney-client privilege and work product protection challenges presented by social media and electronic communications.

The panel will discuss how privilege can be inadvertently waived and outline best practices to preserve the privilege and maintain confidentiality.Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Protection Edward M. Spiro is a principal of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silberberg, con-centrating in commercial litigation.

Judith L. Mogul assisted in the preparation of this article.