This definitive treatment covers: attorney-client, work product and joint defense privileges; trade secrets; confidential submissions to federal and state authorities; financial privacy; and access to personnel files. It presents guidance on complex issues such as: the unique position of corporations in claiming privilege; application of the work product privilege to internal communications; the causes and scope of a waiver of the work product privilege; differentiating between inside counsel's business and legal functions to determine attorney-client privilege; insuring confidentiality of information supplied to a government agency; the dangers of intra-corporate discussions of confidential matters; inadvertent disclosures; and keeping results of a corporate internal investigation immune from discovery.
Book #00650; looseleaf, one volume, 800 pages; published in 1999, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-087-6.
Jerome Snider is General Counsel to the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, having previously served as a litigation partner since 1983 and Litigation Department co-practice group coordinator. He has litigated complex matters in federal and state courts throughout the country for almost 30 years. Co-author of Professional Liability in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (R.L. Haig ed.) (West Group & ABA, 1998), Mr. Snider has taught and lectured widely on privilege and other litigation-related subjects.
Howard A. Ellins
Howard A. Ellins is a retired partner and Senior Counsel to Davis Polk & Wardwell. He has represented many leading domestic and international corporations in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and investigations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colgate University.
Michael S. Flynn
Michael S. Flynn is a litigation partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell where he represents accounting firms, industrial corporations, and financial institutions in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Princeton University and his law degree magna cum laude from New York University, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.