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When Confidential Supervisory Information Interferes With Attorney-Client Relationships

, New York Law Journal


Jeffrey Alberts and Dustin Nofziger write: Attorneys who do not work in the banking space are often shocked to learn that federal banking regulators use regulations governing confidential supervisory information to prevent banks and their officers and directors from consulting with outside counsel and to monitor that communication when it occurs. While it is not possible to prevent regulators' interference with the attorney-client relationship, it is critical for any attorney representing financial institutions to understand what options are available to minimize it.

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