3 Myths Of In-House Attorney-Client Privilege

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 11:36 AM EDT) -- Corporate employees too often believe that they are having privileged communications with in-house lawyers, when in fact they are not. This happens when corporate employees believe one or more of three myths.

These myths probably developed because corporations and their in-house lawyers want the privilege to apply to as many communications as possible. Corporations understand that in-house attorneys are a readily available source of a powerful tool — the privilege — that can keep information secret from competitors, governments and litigants.

In-house lawyers want their corporate...
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