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Understanding Common-Interest Doctrine  

Author:  David M. Hillman.; Michael T. Mervis.; Javier F. Sosa.

Source: Volume 38, Number 09, September 2020 , pp.87-92(6)

Review of Banking & Financial Services

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The common-interest doctrine protects communications made between attorneys when their clients share a common legal interest. It is an exception to the general rule that privileged information shared with third parties generally waives the privilege. In this article, the authors discuss the doctrine and the various requirements and issues that it raises, citing numerous (and sometimes conflicting) cases.

Keywords: Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privilege; Choice of Law Doctrine; Chapter 11

Affiliations:  1: Proskauer Rose LLP; 2: Proskauer; 3: Proskauer.

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