October 18, 2017 Articles

Establishing and Maintaining the Privilege for In-House Communications

The attorney-client privilege will apply when in-house counsel provides predominantly legal, as opposed to business-related, advice.

By Jill S. Stricklin and Steven W. Moore – October 18, 2017

The attorney-client privilege, the oldest common law privilege for confidential communications, protects confidential communications between lawyer and client from disclosure to third parties. This is no less true in the corporate context with in-house counsel—but some specifications are important to understand.

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