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Webinar: Privilege Issues That Impact Corporate In-House Counsel

October 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Mark K. Ostrowski, Patrick M. Fahey

October 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT



This complimentary CLE webinar will provide an interactive hour-long discussion on specific privilege issues that impact in-house corporate counsel. It will begin with a short primer on the laws of attorney-client privilege, common interest privilege and the work product doctrine. Through the use of relevant fact patterns, it will highlight specific issues within the scope of each of these privileges. Issues addressed will include:

  • Legal v. business advice: where is the line drawn?
  • When are communications between in-house counsel and outside service providers privileged -- can we speak openly to our accountants, actuaries and crisis managers?
  • Multi-forum application of the common interest privilege -- pitfalls for the unwary and whose law applies?
  • Whose privilege is it anyway -- the practical effects of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions on the privilege?

The presentation will close with a discussion on best practices for preserving and protecting those privileges.

Continued Legal Education (CLE)

This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 can be applied toward the Ethics and Professionalism requirement. This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only.

Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of Shipman & Goodwin that this activity qualifies for one hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 1 hour of ethics/professionalism, but is subject to change based on actual instruction/attendance time.

We reserve the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm

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