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Program Overview

With roots dating to 1577, many consider the attorney-client privilege as the oldest evidentiary privilege. Despite its age, the privilege continues to evolve. This presentation will cover recent developments in the privilege field, including waiver issues, internal investigations, attorney sanctions, litigation financing, and the many privilege issues surrounding the Trump Administration.


Who Should Attend

  • Defense Lawyers
  • Lawyers handling internal investigations
  • In-House counsel

What You Will Learn

  • Preventing Privilege Waiver
  • Responding to law-enforcement seizure of privileged material
  • Avoiding lawyer depositions
  • Adhering to ethical rules of confidentiality


Todd Presnell

Todd Presnell is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings where he maintains an active trial practice, serves in discovery-counsel roles, and leads and advises on internal corporate investigations. Mr. Presnell has tried 25 cases to verdict and argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the 6th, 7th, and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Presnell also counsels and advises in-house legal departments on the attorney–client and other evidentiary privileges, and authors the popular legal blog Presnell on Privileges, which the ABA Journal named to its 2016 Top 100 Blawg list.

DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, intends to comply with all applicable anti trust laws. Accordingly, DRI cannot, and will not, tolerate conduct that could lead to, or even suggest, agreement among its members that might restrain trade or violate such laws. All such conduct is a violation of DRI policy