How Compliance Officers Handle Privilege

From conducting interviews to presenting results to the government, attorney-client privilege and work-product protection loom large for compliance officers and in-house counsel involved in internal investigations. At the 2017 Women, Influence & Power in Law conference, Amy Riella, a partner at Vinson & Elkins, Ilona Korzha, counsel, litigation and consumer finance practices at Sprint, Alice Eldridge, vice president and chief legal counsel at BAE Systems Platforms and Services and Jennafer Watson, senior counsel and director of compliance at Oxy, discussed the privilege challenges they face daily and how they overcome those challenges. See also our three-part series on protecting attorney-client privilege and work product while cooperating with the government: “Establishing Privilege and Work Product in an Investigation” (Feb. 1, 2017); “Cooperation Benefits and Risks” (Feb. 15, 2017); and “Implications for Collateral Litigation” (Mar. 1, 2017).

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