Challenges Faced by In-House Counsel Concerning Privilege

in Business, Publications

In­house counsel face ethics questions that are significantly different from outside counsel or criminal defense attorneys. For example, application of the attorney­client privilege in the corporate context can be complicated, leading to confusion as to who the client of the corporate counsel is and when communications are or are not privileged. This is especially tricky because more and more in­house counsel are being asked to provide both legal and business advice. . . Challenges Faced by In-House Counsel Regarding Privilege