In-house lawyers know that an email is not automatically cloaked in privilege just because a lawyer receives it. But when exactly are communications and information privileged, and when are they not? Are there risks for inadvertent waivers that an in-house lawyer might not be thinking about? And could remote work affect privilege?
This article outlines what an in-house lawyer should know about the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine and the top four things that in-house lawyers should communicate to clients about protecting privilege.