3rd Circ. Ruling May Expand Crime-Fraud Exception

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT) -- As one of the oldest traditions in the legal system, attorney-client privilege represents a “fundamental principle in the client-lawyer relationship,” namely, that “in absence of the client’s informed consent, the lawyer must not reveal information relating to the representation.”[1] This confidentiality allows for honest and thorough communication between clients and their attorneys, resulting in better legal advice and greater overall compliance with the law.[2]

Recently, in In re Grand Jury Subpoena,[3] the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a significant opinion limiting application...
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