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Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel with Dual Legal and Business Roles
02/02/2009
Carrie L. Huff, David A. Dodds

In recent years, the corporate attorney-client privilege has been under increased attack by regulators and prosecutors. When the decision is made by a corporation to invoke rather than to waive the attorney-client privilege, it is important that internal communications with in-house counsel are afforded maximum protection. However, the applicability of the privilege can be difficult to determine when in-house counsel has dual legal and business roles.
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