Keeping PR Strategy Communications Privileged: Part 1

Law360 (February 1, 2019, 12:23 PM EST) -- Companies faced with high-profile legal challenges often turn to outside public relations firms to help them navigate the choppy waters of industry reputation, maintain shareholder confidence and preserve their hard-earned good name. Recent cases serve as a continuing reminder that internal documents generated by a PR firm face uncertain privilege protection, even if those efforts are in support of a broader legal strategy.

The attorney-client privilege protects confidential communications between client and lawyer to secure legal advice. Communications not in furtherance of legal advice, or that are disclosed to parties other than the client and the client’s attorney, are not privileged....

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