TITLE

4 Myths About Attorney-Client Privilege

AUTHOR(S)
Griesing, Francine Friedman
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Financial Executive;Dec2005, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses aspects of attorney-client privilege as it pertains to corporations. Attorney-client privilege is designed to protect the client from the disclosure of confidential communications when the attorney is providing legal counsel. Corporate counsel is often misunderstood as representing the individual rather than the corporation. In fact the corporate counsel represents the corporation. Matters discussed with corporate counsel are not protected by attorney-client privilege. The failure to distinguish the confidential parts of the communication with counsel may hamper privilege protection for an entire exchange. If a firm shares information with the government, there is a risk that courts can compel its disclosure to a private litigant.
ACCESSION #
19230473

 

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