Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege When Serving as In-House Counsel
The role of in-house counsel has expanded significantly in the light of the rising cost of outside counsel and the focus on reigning in corporate spending. Companies rely on such counsel for an array of legal issues as well as critical business operations. What can in-house counsel do to protect communications involving legal advice? Join us for a live, 90-minute webinar to discover:
- Keys to distinguish between business and legal advice
- Essential do's and don'ts for in-house counsel during depositions
- Steps to take to preserve attorney-client privilege in communications
- How to avoid common pitfalls and critical issues such as whistleblowing
- BONUS - Ethics credits
Actionable Steps to Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege in Communications
- Drafting e-mails: How can counsel protect their privileged status
- How to protect communications with in-house, outside and trial experts
- Ways to distinguish between discoverable facts and privileged communications
Protect Confidential Business Information During Investigations
- Critical steps to segregate business and legal advice
- Key ways to prepare and address privilege issues during depositions
- Ethical boundaries you need to know before providing legal advice
Best Practices and Strategies to Protect Yourself from Ethical Missteps
- Best practices and ethical considerations in conducting investigations
- Critical issues that can arise between the company and employees
- Routine copying of in-house counsel on non-legal communications: What to do
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq. holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University.
- He practiced law for 36 years, before retiring in June 2019: 10 years as a labor, employment and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr; 3 years as general counsel for Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates; 23 years as associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University.
- Currently, he devotes his full-time to journalism and teaching.
- He is the president of K&C Human Resource Enterprises, a freelance-writing, training and consulting company in Greater Philadelphia; the chief consultant for Holland Media Services, LLC, a freelance-writing and communications company in Los Angeles; and, secretary/treasurer of LMC Conflict Training & Conciliation, a non-profit corporation also located in Greater Philadelphia.
This live, interactive, 90-minute CLE webinar will provide you with best practices to protect attorney-client privilege when communicating with clients in-house.