Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations: Latest Developments for Corporate, Securities and White-Collar Attorneys

28 Jul , 2021

To register for the upcoming live webinar, please Click Here

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, often inside and outside the United States, and those investigations serve a multitude of different purposes. In many circumstances, the corporation intends to conduct the investigation in such a way that communications will be protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work product doctrine. Waiver of those protections, however, remains a possibility if the investigation isn’t designed and conducted with an eye to preserving privileges. 

In this program, Jones Day partners Evan P. Singer, Joshua S. Roseman and Arielle S. Tobin will discuss – 

  • fundamentals of attorney-client privilege and attorneys’ work product, including their application in ABA Model Rule 1.06 (Confidentiality of Information), ABA Model Rule 1.13 (Organization as Client), Federal Rules of Evidence 501, 502, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(3), as well as certain foundational cases, including In re Kellogg Brown & Root, 
  • possible implications of non-U.S. privilege laws on cross-border transactions, 
  • recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, including Attorney General v. Facebook and U.S. ex rel Wollman v. Mass. General Hospital, Inc., and 
  • provide practical considerations in conducting investigations that can help to maintain privilege and avoid waiver pitfalls.

To register for the upcoming live webinar, please Click Here

More Webcasts

Death and Incapacity...

This MCLE will provide attorneys and legal professionals with information and practical tips on hand...

Cryptocurrencies and...

This program will provide an introduction to what digital assets are, how they work, and the basics ...

Strengthening the El...

Strengthening the Electoral Count Act of 1887 will cover first a brief history of the Act, a product...

Direct Elicitation i...

Whether you serve as in-house counsel, in human resources, or as a supervisor tasked with fact-findi...

Rules of the Road-Si...

Fifth generation (“5G) wireless technology is the future of communications in the United State...

Contract Preparation...

The program defines the contract not as an agreement but as a set of instructions for which the Prim...

2022 in Review – L...

2022, another important year for § 1983 practitioners. This program will keep you current. Supr...

Cyber Security – W...

Attorneys must have an understanding of Cyber Security Responsibilities, and they are ever-evolving....

Smartphones Too Smar...

Smartphones are in reality powerful computers that store massive amounts of data, potentially includ...

Preparing for the ...

The time to prepare for a data incident is not the moment you realize the breach has occurred. ...