Yates Memo Creates A Privilege Paradox For GCs

Law360, New York (February 5, 2016, 1:00 PM EST) -- Ryan S. Hedges

Kirsten W. Konar Let’s say you’re the general counsel for a manufacturing company that builds armored transport vehicles for sale to the U.S. military. One of your vehicles recently exploded in use, injuring several military personnel. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the cause of the explosion and believes that your company skipped over certain required steps in product safety testing as part of an effort to meet contractual sales deadlines, and that members of the company’s senior management team may be criminally responsible because they knew about the corner-cutting and condoned it.

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