A Complimentary Webinar Presented by LexisNexis®

The way that privileged information is handled by in-house counsel has its own set of challenges that differs greatly from those that outside counsel face. In-house counsel must adhere to certain requirements for the handling of privileged information, as well as fulfill a unique role in litigation. Also, they must make special considerations when dealing with offices, outside firms and even foreign jurisdictions.

The panel of experts at this complimentary webinar will provide some fundamental information about what is privileged communication and attorney-client privilege under the American Bar Association model rules. The panel will also discuss how in-house counsel should treat and protect privileged information, as well as who can waive privilege and how to handle inadvertent disclosures. It will also discuss some special considerations for counsel in dealing with outside firms, offices, and even foreign jurisdictions.

On November 17, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 PM, ET, Kay Baxter of Swetman, Baxter, Massenburg, LLC, Peggy Byrne of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Tyler Mercer, Senior Litigation Counsel, Valero Energy Corporation and Christy Benton, Assistant General Counsel for John Crane, Inc. will discuss the following topics:

• What is “privileged communication”? (ABA Model Rules 1.6, 1.13 and 1.18)
• Definition of attorney-client privilege
• How to treat and protect privileged information (ABA Model Rule 1.6)
• Who can waive privilege and what to do about inadvertent disclosures
• The role of the in-house counsel and the possible concerns regarding their role in the corporate setting (ABA Model Rules 1.7 and 1.13)
• Special considerations for companies dealing with offices, outside firms, attorneys and others in foreign jurisdictions In-house counsel

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