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Cozen O'Connor

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Maintaining Privilege With Consultants - Practical Guide

Previously, we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company's general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let's talk about practical tips for maintaining that...more

4/15/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidentiality Agreements Confidentiality Policies Consultants Corporate Counsel Non-Compete Agreements

Strike That. Objecting to Yourself. Eddie and Opening Day.

Eddie Ohlbaum, my close friend, recently passed away. He loved trial work, teaching at Temple Law and advocating for the indigent. He also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers. I called him for his input when I wrote my first...more

4/7/2014

Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash a subpoena it had received to...more

3/31/2014 - Fourth Amendment Motions to Quash Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Stored Communications Act Subpoenas Twitter

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude...more

3/31/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Communications Consultants Work Product Privilege

Using the Privilege: Fifth Amendment Fundamentals for Corporations

Most in-house lawyers, if they're fortunate, haven't bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called "nickel" typically arises solely in the criminal context, and...more

4/24/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Fifth Amendment Officers SEC Securities Fraud Upjohn Warnings

Facebook "Friends", 4th Amendment Privacy & Probable Cause

A recent court decision has added support to the idea that there is no privacy on the internet. In United States v. Meregildo, defendant Melvin Colon moved to suppress evidence seized from his Facebook account pursuant...more

8/28/2012 - Evidence Evidence Suppression Facebook Facebook Friends Fourth Amendment Internet Privacy Policy Probable Cause Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Search Warrant

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