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

Program Number: 3048

Program Date: 02/25/2020

Description

Today, corporations routinely conduct internal investigations, 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 partner Evan P. Singer will (i) review 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 Upjohn and In re KBR, (ii) discuss more recent cases discussing the application – and potential waiver of – attorney-client privilege and/or work product in the context of internal investigations, and (iii) provide some practical considerations in conducting investigations that can help to maintain privilege and avoid waiver pitfalls.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Ethics
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Ethics

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Presenters


Evan P. Singer, Esq.

Jones Day

Evan P. Singer, Esq., a partner at Jones Day, focuses his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, as well as internal and government investigations. He has represented companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and proxy contests, as well as claims brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), and he has represented mortgage servicers in litigation and before various state attorneys general. In addition, Mr. Singer has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, including investigations into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has been named a "Texas Rising Star" by the editors of Texas Monthly (2010-2015).

 

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