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In-House CLE Event: "Global Attorney-Client Privilege - How Is Your Team Sharing Information?"

  • MacArthur Park 27 University Avenue Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

Most U.S. attorneys are familiar with the Attorney-Client Privilege and the situations where it applies in the U.S.  but do you know how these rules are applied abroad?  Silicon Valley in-house counsel regularly confront these issues, which are critical to future litigation or investigations.


The ways in which your in-house team shares information or documents today will determine whether a document will be protected from production in any court proceedings or regulatory investigation in the future, potentially having a significant impact on those proceedings.  In today’s global marketplace, litigation and arbitration increasingly involve a number of jurisdictions and as a result, it is more common that the country in which a dispute over whether a document is privileged will not be the same as the country in which the document was created. Similarly, cross-border regulatory investigations are becoming more common, including high-profile FCPA investigations in the U.S. by the Department of Justice or Bribery Act investigations in the UK by the Serious Fraud Office.

All of these trends underscore the importance of familiarizing yourself with the privilege rules abroad and structuring your global in-house communication and document sharing systems accordingly. This seminar is designed to help you do that.

Topics covered:

  • Core privilege doctrines in strategic foreign jurisdictions and regions, such as Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia and Taiwan;
  • The potential impact of various privilege doctrines on daily attorney-client communications, internal audits and surveys, and cross-border investigations, litigation, and arbitration;
  • The U.S. courts’ decisions on privilege claims arising from cross-border communications; and
  • Suggested practices to establish and maintain privilege and work product privileges.

Please RSVP HERE by June 2, 2016.

This event is generously sponsored by Baker & McKenzie LLP (Palo Alto) and the APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee.
For questions, please contact Deanna Kwong (deanna.l.kwong@hpe.com) or Diana Luo (dluo@walmart.com)