May 17, 2018 Articles

Privileged and Protected Information: Tips and Lessons

The attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine are vital protections for your client’s interests.

By David Atallah and Jessica Zilberberg

You are dealing with a civil case filed in federal court against your client, and you are asked to respond to document requests issued by the opposing party. Among other documents, your client has tens of thousands of responsive emails with both in-house and outside counsel. What steps should you take to ensure that privileged communications and documents are protected and to avoid waiving privilege on information not intended for the opposing party?

The attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine are vital protections for your client’s interests.

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