Weil Work Product Protected From Prying Mayer Eyes

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 7:13 PM EDT) -- A federal judge issued a ruling Wednesday that will stop Mayer Brown LLP — accused of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in its representation of defunct brokerage firm Refco Inc. — from waiving the work product doctrine in its dealings with certain lawyers from plaintiffs' counsel Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

In reversing a special master's order, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York concluded that Mayer Brown was not entitled to discovery of...
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