June 01, 2017

Scruples: Protecting Communications with Experts under the Kovel Doctrine

Michael Downey

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“I have a problem,” Paradox said, approaching Ethox. “We are advising ACME on some regulatory matters,” Paradox continued. “We think we need to hire an expert, an engineering firm. But we want to keep work privileged. I’m nervous about whether a court would recognize the self-evaluative privilege outside the medical field. This matter is too sensitive to take such a risk.”

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