September 19, 2017 Top Story

No Attorney-Client Privilege for Communications with PR Firm

Some client-PR firm communications may be privileged, however

By Andrew J. Kennedy

When can a public relations firm’s services be so integral to litigation that communications among the lawyer, client, and the PR firm are subject to attorney-client privilege?

In Behunin v. Superior Court, the California appeals court has raised the possibility that, under the right circumstances, these communications could be privileged.

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