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Attorney-Client Privilege: The Sword, The Shield, or The Poison Pill in HR Investigations

February 16, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Baker Donelson Center 211 Commerce Street
1st Floor Event Center
Nashville, Tennessee


February 16, 2012
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Program

You might assume communications between in-house attorneys and HR professionals during workplace investigations would be protected as privileged.  These candid communications can be laced with potentially damaging information that you would never share if privilege wasn't assumed. In addition, email offers new ways in which the attorney-client privilege may be waived unintentionally or client confidentiality may be compromised.

This substantive briefing will provide an overview of attorney-client privilege issues that can impact internal investigations, as well as practical advice to address them.

Topics will include:

  • Preserving attorney-client privilege and work product when sharing information among management
  • Gathering information from corporate files
  • Establishing the investigation team
  • Conducting employee interviews
  • Communicating with third parties such as consultants
  • Avoiding the unintentional waiver of attorney-client privilege
  • Determining whether the waiver of attorney-client privilege can benefit the company
  • Knowing when the use of outside counsel to conduct internal investigations might be advisable

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Tennessee.
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Space is limited for this event. Program and breakfast are complimentary.

Events Contact

Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
  Email Professional


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