Appeals Court Preserves Attorney-Client Privilege
The case In re Kellogg Brown & Root where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a district court ruling requiring that a company's confidential internal investigation documents be produced is important for all companies that conduct internal investigations. The ruling clarified that attorney-client privilege applies even if the communications were conducted by non-attorneys. Although it provides significant guidance to corporate counsel, Litigation Partner Kwamina Williford says "it is still important to be diligent to make sure that privilege is protected."
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