ABA Journal


Legal Ethics

Privilege protects lawyer conversations with their firm’s in-house counsel, ABA brief says

Jan 28, 2013, 07:57 pm CST


Running a story on an ABA press release and amicus brief seems a little tacky, at least if you want to be taken seriously as a blog (although "serious" and "blog" probably don't belong in the same sentence). Did the order to do this come down from on high? The argument in the above brief, at least as reported here, flies in the face of conventional conflict of interest analysis and practice, though it has the self-interested qualities one would expect in a trade union view. It also recycles a version of the quaint argument (going back to UpJohn), that in-house lawyers will encourage companies to obey the law.

By Pushkin on 2013 01 29, 3:14 am CST

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