Choice-of-Law Attorney-Client Privilege

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Can Contracting Transactional Parties Select Favorable Privilege Law?: Part II

Last week's Privilege Point described diversity cases in which litigants did not address the choice of laws issue, and in which the issue was irrelevant because there appeared to be no material difference between the...more

Can Contracting Transactional Parties Select Favorable Privilege Law?: Part I

Federal privilege common law governs federal question cases, but federal courts hearing diversity cases must choose the applicable attorney-client privilege law. Many litigants do not even focus on the choice of law...more

Choice of Law Principles in Cross-Border Privilege Disputes: Whose Law Applies?

The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in the United States and Abroad - The attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine are important and well-known concepts to nearly every lawyer in the...more

Courts Wrestle with Privilege Choice of Law Issues

Although most jurisdictions agree on the basic elements of the attorney-client privilege, some differences among the jurisdictions' standards could be important. For instance, some states take a narrower view than others...more

Insurance Recovery Law - July 2015

In the Context of a Bad Faith Claim, Insurer’s Defense That Coverage Denial Was Reasonable Put at Issue Otherwise Protected Attorney-Client and Work Product Communications - Why it matters: Recognizing the “conflicting...more

Arbitration World - December 2012

From the Editors - Welcome to the 21st edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic...more

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