Best Practices for Preserving Privilege While Using Remote Collaboration Tools


CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

As the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly changed the way the general public lives and works, a majority of lawyers have transitioned to working from home, utilizing various videoconferencing and other online collaboration tools to transmit information to clients and other counsel. Gone are the days when clients are meeting face-to-face in their lawyers’ offices, or lawyers are just stopping by a client’s office to provide in-person legal guidance. Lawyers have had to rely heavily on various collaboration tools to provide the same level of service clients expected prior to the pandemic. With increased amounts of information being shared across collaboration tools, lawyers and their clients must ensure that the switch to remote collaboration does not compromise the attorney-client privilege or the protection of attorney work product. This presentation will explore the general characteristics of collaboration tools, the vulnerabilities they pose, and best practices for preserving privilege while adjusting to new ways of collaborating with teams and delivering service to clients.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Characteristics of collaboration tools
• Vulnerabilities of collaboration tools
• Attorney-client privilege or the protection of attorney work product when using remote collaboration
• Best practices for preserving privilege

Date / Time: January 7, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: August 6, 2020

Marcus Sandifer | DLA Piper

Mr. Sandifer focuses his practice in the area of litigation.
• Protecting the attorney-client privilege while under quarantine: Five tips for protecting attorney-client privilege when using online collaboration tools, 22 June 2020
• COVID-19: Tort immunity for vaccines and antivirals – lessons from the swine flu of 1976, 8 April 2020
• Co-author, “The Privilege Implications of Using Online Collaboration Tools,” The Law 360, 2020

Christopher Campbell | DLA Piper

Mr. Campbell is the Chair of DLA Piper’s Product Liability and Mass Tort practice group, recently recognized by Law360 as Product Liability Group of the Year. He serves as the Head of Litigation in the Atlanta office, while also working out of the firm’s New York office. Chris is a graduate of Harvard Law School with experience in all phases of mass tort, class action, and other complex litigation, including trying cases and arguing appeals. In addition to traditional litigation, he also regularly advises clients on regulatory, media, or other strategic issues with the potential to impact the clients’ business interests or reputations. Chris has represented many of DLA Piper’s largest clients, among them leading life sciences, food, and beverage, automotive, and insurance companies. Law360 selected Chris as a “Rising Star” in the area of product liability law by Law360, which cited his “knack for breaking down difficult science into concepts” and “creativity and unorthodox tactics” that “have set him apart.”

Chelsea Dal Corso | DLA Piper

Ms. Dal Corso is a commercial litigator with experience in a wide range of complex business disputes, representing a diverse array of companies and high-net-worth individuals in the food and beverage and entertainment industries, among others.
She routinely defends food and beverage makers in consumer class actions involving California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law, and Unfair Competition Law. She also represents studios, production companies, and individuals in commercial disputes, including complex breach of contract and breach of
fiduciary duty actions. Chelsea is passionate about civil rights and criminal justice and maintains an active pro bono practice in these areas. Prior to private practice, Chelsea clerked for United States Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur in the Southern District of Texas. She is admitted to practice in California and Texas.

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