Here’s the state of the law in the US on the vexed issue of whether companies can assert legal professional privilege (aka client legal privilege) for the advice of employed lawyers (aka in-house counsel). It discusses the case of In re Vioxx Prods. Liab. Litig., 501 F.Supp.2d 789 (E.D. La. 2007)
- Yet another corporate counsel privilege case; the US position.
- Solicitors’ duty to assert client’s legal professional privilege
- Seems the implied waiver hystericals were right after all
- Accountants’ advice is not protected by client legal privilege
- Professional liability of in-house counsel: the US experience