Attorney-Client Privilege Vs. Attorney As Whistleblower
November 13, 2013, 12:46 PM EST
Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 12:46 PM EST) -- On Oct. 25, 2013, the Second Circuit issued an opinion tackling the interplay between an attorney's ethical obligation to maintain client confidences and the ability to act as a "whistleblower" to report unlawful conduct to the government. The case is Fair Laboratory Practices Assocs. v. Quest Diagnostics et al., No. 11-1565-cv (2d Cir. Oct. 25, 2013).
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