Senate Committee Mulls Attorney-Client Privilege Bill

Law360, New York (September 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill that would bar federal prosecutors from asking companies under investigation for fraud to waive their attorney-client privilege came before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where it came under scrutiny from several government officials and legal experts.

The bill, introduced by Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) would also prohibit prosecutors from using a company's willingness or unwillingness to waive its rights as evidence in an investigation.

This would have the effect of rolling back some of the effects of a memo issued by former Deputy Attorney...
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