Edna Selan Epstein
The author, an associate editor of Litigation, is with the Law Offices of Edna Selan Epstein in Chicago. She is the author of Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine , Fifth Edition, published by the American Bar Association.
Rarely does the U.S. Supreme Court weigh in on issues of attorney-client privilege. They are evidentiary in nature, not constitutional. Indeed, it has been 30 years since the Court did so in a case of substantial precedential value, in Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S. 383, 393, 101 S. Ct. 677, 66 L. Ed. 2d 584 (1981). That seminal opinion kick-started the explosive growth of attorney-client privilege discovery disputes.