White-Collar Crime

Erosion of the Corporate Attorney-Client Protection in Europe

, New York Law Journal


White-Collar Crime columnists Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write: Recent investigative actions, including a highly-unusual raid on the Munich office of Jones Day by German authorities, as well some notable European court rulings suggest an erosion of protections for attorney communications and work product in the corporate context. As a result, corporations operating globally face significant uncertainty regarding their ability to maintain confidentiality, especially in the context of internal investigations.

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