Atlantic Legal is organizing a conference on the subject of the erosion of the attorney-client privilege.
The topics to be covered in the conference are: History of the Attorney-Client Privilege
This discussion will be led by Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- Holder (Thompson) Memorandum
- New Sentencing Guidelines
- SEC pronouncements and practices
- Preservation of privilege (as to third parties) of materials submitted to regulators
Sarbanes-Oxley’s Effects on the Privilege
- Reporting up
- Reporting out/Noisy withdrawal
Inside vs. Outside Counsel
- in U.S.
- common law vs. civil law jurisdictions
- bar admitted vs. non-bar admitted inside counsel
Scope of applicability of privilege to non-lawyer members of team, e.g., PR professionals, accountants, etc., and interplay of fiduciary duties vs. the privilege
Joint Defense Agreements/Common Interest Privilege
- across state jurisdictions
- under Sentencing Guidelines
Why is it important to stop the erosion of the privilege?
Possible Solutions to the Problem of the Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege
- Legislative fixes
The conference will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024. The conference will be preceded by a dinner at the hotel for conference participants on Wednesday evening, March 9 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
We are in the process of lining up an all-star team of conference participants, as well a speaker for the dinner on the 9 th. Former Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson will be our luncheon speaker on March 10.
Please contact Atlantic Legal for further information about the conference.