Attorney-Client Privilege Within the Client Organization

May 23, 2012Articles The Legal Intelligencer
In this three-part article series in The Legal Intelligencer, Jim Matthews explores the application of the attorney-client privilege within the client organization, using the context of an internal investigation as a point of reference.

In part one, Jim surveys the basics of the attorney-client privilege. In part two, he addresses who is not (and should not become) the client, the necessity that the lawyer involved in the communication be acting as such and the expectation of confidentiality required for the privilege to apply. Finally, Jim covers the “crime-fraud exception" and includes a more detailed discussion of waiver in part three.

Click here to view entire article.