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Attorney Client Privilege in the United States and Foreign Jurisdictions


Bet you didn’t learn all of this during bar exam study. Brady Dugan, Esq., former DOJ prosecutor of antitrust and fraud crimes, gives a thorough and insightful presentation on evidentiary privilege in domestic, foreign, and multijurisdictional matters. From the Professional Development Conference September 19, 2014, Washington, DC.



Faculty: Brady Dugan, Esq., Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, DC


0:00 Introduction of Speaker


1:25 Topics for the Presentation


6:25 Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States


18:25 When the Privilege is Waived


22:20 Common Interest Privilege


27:05 Inadvertent Disclosure


29:00 For the Purpose of Securing Legal Services


31:10 When Documents are Privileged


34:20 Attorney Client Privilege-International


38:10 Legal Privilege in Canada


38:50 Legal Privilege in Europe


44:00 Professional Secrecy Privilege


46:05 Case Law: Akzo Nobel Chemicals v. European Commission


49:00 Advising in a Multijurisdictional Matter


54:00 Wrap-up/Questions


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