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In-House Counsel: Protecting Confidential Communications and Work Product

Civil lawsuits and government investigations targeting corporations are routine these days, often involving substantial data and document collection from numerous sources.  In-house lawyers play a critical role in this process, both in the investigatory stages and responding to requests for information.  Their duty to safeguard internal confidential communications and work product from disclosure is particularly important.  In so doing, in-house attorneys must recognize their dual responsibilities for both business and legal matters create potential obstacles to the successful invocation of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.

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With permission of the Rhode Island Bar Journal, the attached is a re-print of an article published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal, Volume 63, Number 4. January/February 2015 Edition. 

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