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.