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Laskin on Textron: Accrual Work Papers and Attorney Work Product Doctrine

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, sitting en banc, has ruled that tax accrual work papers, prepared by a publicly-traded corporation to produce financial statements which are certified by an independent auditor pursuant to federal securities requirements, are not protected from...

Lauer on Hotlines and the Role of Privileged Communications

Read Steve Lauer's analysis on how the confidentiality that often attaches to reports received over a corporate whistleblowing hotline, on account of legal requirements or by virtue of a corporate policy or practice, does not equate with either the Attorney-Client Privilege or the Attorney Work Product...

Rabiej on Why Lawyers Should Routineline Request 502d Confidentiality Order

A court order under FRE 502(d) protects a party from the threat of waiving the attorney-client privilege or work-product protection when privileged or protected information is disclosed. Few requests for the court order have been reported, because the bench and bar are unfamiliar with the new rule (enacted...