Corporate clients rely on the protection of the attorney-client privilege for communications with in-house lawyers every day, be it for routine legal advice or for extraordinary matters such as internal investigations into corporate wrongdoing.

Erosion of privilege has been much discussed (and written about) in recent years. There are several important steps that in-house lawyers can take to protect the privilege. But first, let’s begin with a primer. ...

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Reprinted with permission from the Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter (Inside) the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207.