It’s a Privilege, Not a Right: Best practices for the in-house-lawyer


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

In-house lawyers know that an email is not automatically cloaked in privilege just because a lawyer is copied on the communication. But when exactly are communications and information privileged, and when are they not? Are there risks for inadvertent waivers that an in-house lawyer might not be thinking about? And could working remotely affect privilege? This presentation outlines what in-house lawyers should know about the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine and the top four things that in-house lawyers should communicate to clients about protecting privilege.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Attorney-client privilege
•  Work-product Doctrine
•  Waiver of Privilege

Date / Time: October 18, 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 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: January 28, 2021

Kaylan Dunn_Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP_myLawCLEKaylann Dunn | Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Kaylan Dunn is a litigation partner in the Houston office of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. Kaylan’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex energy, banking, and real estate disputes, and fiduciary litigation with an emphasis on trust and estate disputes. Kaylan’s clients include both public and private energy companies, commercial property owners, national banks, tech start-up companies, trust companies, private equity firms and individuals alike.

Kathryn Boatman_Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP_myLawCLEKathryn Boatman | Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Katy Boatman is appellate litigation counsel in the Houston office of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. Katy has extensive experience in both state and federal courts litigating constitutional and election issues, commercial, oil and gas, and copyright disputes, and countless other matters. Her clients have spanned a wide range of industries, including both government entities and hospitals, banks, oil and gas companies, aerospace companies, and others.

Leah Nommensen_Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP_myLawCLELeah Nommensen | Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Leah Nommensen is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. Leah practices general commercial litigation for clients in the energy, real estate, construction, and insurance industries. Leah has advised and represented clients in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit matters, discovery (depositions and written discovery), motion practice, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

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I. Attorney-client privilege basics 2:00-2:12
II. Work-product doctrine basics 2:12-2:24
III. Who owns the privilege 2:24-2:36
IV. Privilege: Third Parties and Common Interests 2:36-2:48
V. Inadvertent Waiver of Privilege 2:48-3:00