Avoiding Inadvertent Production

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT) -- The ongoing and increasingly contentious litigation between McDermott Will & Emery LLP and J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc., a former client, has grabbed headlines in the business and legal press. This case has generated much attention given the allegations involved, but it also provides a number of important lessons for handling document review and privilege in complex litigation matters.

As has been widely reported, J-M sued McDermott on June 2, 2011, for legal malpractice, alleging McDermott inadvertently produced 3,900 privileged documents in a pending lawsuit. J-M’s opposing...
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