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2016 Attorney-Client Privilege Update (teleseminar)
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The program will take a practical approach to how an attorney can help clients devise the best solution for rescuing a distressed real estate deal, and negotiate and document the workout.

When: 11/17/2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Workouts of Defaulted Real Estate Projects, 1 CLE hour

1:00 p.m. E.T. (60 minutes)


The attorney-client privilege and related work product doctrine are at the heart of the relationship attorneys have with their clients. These protections overlap with the ethical duty of confidentiality, but are distinct.  This program will cover developments in confidentiality and the privilege, privilege waiver issues when attorneys work with clients’ other advisers, and developments in the “common interest” doctrine. The program will also cover the dual threats to a company’s privilege protection and who owns a corporate client’s privilege if it files for bankruptcy. This program will provide you with a review of significant developments in the attorney-client privilege, the work product doctrine, and their relationship to ethics and confidentiality.  

• Developments in confidentiality and the attorney client privilege.  
• Waiver risks when communicating with clients' consultants and even attorneys' consultants
• Significant "common interest" doctrine developments
• Who owns a company's privilege after corporate transactions or bankruptcy?
• Dual threats to privilege protection for internal company communications – the Vioxx doctrine and the "need to know" standard
• How far does the "at issue" implied waiver doctrine extend?
• 2016 examples of the wrong way and right way to maximize privilege and work product protection for internal corporate investigations

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


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