DOJ Revamps Policy To Protect Attorney Privilege

Law360, New York (December 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has made several major changes to its controversial corporate fraud reporting guidelines, revising the circumstances under which prosecutors may ask companies to waive the attorney-client privilege.

Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced the revisions to the 2003 Thompson Memo at Tuesday’s Lawyers for Civil Justice Membership Conference.

The memo, issued by former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, informed prosecutors that they had the option of going easier on companies that reveal information about discussions between attorneys and executives.

The memo...
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