Attorney-Client Privilege And A Law Firm Leak

Law360, New York (April 25, 2016, 5:04 PM EDT) -- George M. Clarke

Trevor McFadden

Kathleen Agbayani Earlier this month, reports emerged of a massive leak of documents that appear to have been stolen from a non-U.S. law firm. This is only the latest instance of confidential attorney files leaking into the public arena. Reports alleged that the documents show evidence of a global system of tax evasion and numerous instances of corruption, money laundering, and sanctions violations. The U.S. Department of Justice has already announced that it is investigating potential violations of law.

Current and former clients of the law firm subject to the leak now face the potential exposure...

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