Preserving Privilege in Audits and Internal Investigations

While the attorney-client privilege generally applies to communications between an attorney and a client for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal advice, no approach to preserving privilege in an audit or internal investigation will be “bulletproof,” cautioned Michael B. Hayes, partner at Montgomery McCracken. In a recent Strafford program, Hayes and Baker Donelson shareholder Kenneth E. McKay took a deep dive into how and when privilege and attorney work product protections apply in connection with internal investigations and audits and the critical issues that arise in claiming those protections. We present the key takeaways from their presentation. See “Preserving Privilege in Communications Involving In-House Counsel” (Mar. 6, 2019).

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