This program will discuss best practices for reviewing documents and electronically stored information for privilege. The topics covered will include:

• The basic elements of the attorney-client privilege, work-product doctrine, and joint defense/common interest privilege;
• Privilege pitfalls that often arise in document discovery and practices that in-house counsel can implement to limit their occurrence;
• The procedural and substantive requirements for privilege logs and how to deal with electronic mail chains and other problematic types of documents; and
• Best practices to establish with outside counsel to efficiently and effectively identify privilege and minimize the possibility of waiver. 

Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel with responsibilities for corporate governance and compliance issues.
  • Anyone with responsibilities for litigation management.
  • Litigation counsel looking to learn new skills for managing privilege issues.

What You Will Learn

  • Internal practices that can be implemented by in-house counsel to limit the occurrence of privilege issues.
  • Procedural and substantive requirements for creating privilege logs that will withstand challenges.
  • How to efficiently and effectively conduct privilege reviews to reduce costs and avoid waiver.