attorney-client privilege

2 Keys to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege

2 Keys to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege 150 150 Jason Krause

As we detailed last week, corporate law giant Quinn Emanuel has taken a very public beating for failing to protect confidential information from leaking to a corporate client. At first glance, it might be hard to criticize the firm for the leak. After all, how can you expect to keep track of millions of pages…

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1 Lawyer Deep: The Inside Story of How Attorney-Client Privilege is Destroyed

1 Lawyer Deep: The Inside Story of How Attorney-Client Privilege is Destroyed 150 150 Jason Krause

John Quinn, Founder & Managing Partner at Quinn Emanuel, had one of the toughest jobs a lead attorney can ever have in a major case. Quinn had to face the presiding judge and explain to a dubious courtroom how his firm had managed to let confidential and privileged information leak to clients who had no…

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Free eBook: How to Protect Attorney Client Privilege

Free eBook: How to Protect Attorney Client Privilege 150 150 Jason Krause

Protecting the right to attorney client privilege is one of the most expensive and complicated parts of eDiscovery, but there is little guidance to help lawyers. To fill this void, Nextpoint has updated and expanded our Best Practices Guide for Protecting Privilege, including the most important cases through the end of 2013. In clear and straight-forward language,…

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Is it Possible to Protect Attorney Client Privilege from Waiver?

Is it Possible to Protect Attorney Client Privilege from Waiver? 150 150 Jason Krause

Executives from phone giant Nokia got a nasty surprise when they sat down to negotiate an important licensing agreement with competitor Samsung. Samsung representatives demanded that Nokia give them the same terms as Nokia had given Apple in an earlier agreement. The Apple agreement was supposed to be confidential, but Samsung executives allegedly bragged that…

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What is eDiscovery, and Why is it a Problem?

What is eDiscovery, and Why is it a Problem? 150 150 Jason Krause

What is eDiscovery? I get asked that question a lot. For me, the topic usually comes up at parties and kids’ soccer games – whenever I have to try to explain what I do for a living. If you’ve been around the law, litigation support services, or legal technology for any period of time, it’s easy to forget that…

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Best Practice Guide for Protecting Attorney Client Privilege

Best Practice Guide for Protecting Attorney Client Privilege 150 150 Jason Krause

Protecting the right to attorney client privilege is one of the most expensive and complicated parts of eDiscovery, but there is little guidance to help lawyers. To fill this void, Nextpoint has a new, free, and easy-to-understand, Best Practices Guide for Protecting Privilege to help you defend your right of attorney client privilege. In clear…

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How Do You Protect Attorney Client Privilege?

How Do You Protect Attorney Client Privilege? 150 150 Jason Krause

Earlier this week, Law.com ran a long piece on the complicated and confusing standards for protecting attorney client privilege. Meanwhile, the American Bar Association is reporting on yet another recent case involving the accidental disclosure of protected information. Unfortunately, these type of stories are endless. Inadvertent production of privileged information is going to remain one of the biggest problems in…

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Nextpoint Introduces Automated eDiscovery Tool to Prevent Inadvertent Production of Privileged Materials

Nextpoint Introduces Automated eDiscovery Tool to Prevent Inadvertent Production of Privileged Materials 150 150 Michael Beumer

Nextpoint’s Privilege Protect ® helps solve one of the thorniest problem in litigation – securely transferring electronic data to opposing parties while preventing the production of privileged communications. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 Nextpoint, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based regulatory, compliance, and litigation software, announces the release of Privilege Protect™ eDiscovery technology.…

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Courts Agree: It’s Easy to Waive Your Attorney Client Privilege

Courts Agree: It’s Easy to Waive Your Attorney Client Privilege 150 150 Jason Krause

Defending privileged documents in eDiscovery is not easy. (See our recent post, “Why Lawyers Are So Bad at Protecting Privilege.”) The right to private communication is vital to the practice of law, but, with the explosion of digital evidence in litigation, lawyers are finding it increasingly hard to protect every single piece of attorney-client work…

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Privilege Waiver: You Can't Unscramble Those Eggs

Privilege Waiver: You Can't Unscramble Those Eggs 150 150 Jason Krause

In theory, protecting your privileged attorney-client work product should be a straightforward and simple matter. In a new ruling out of Ohio, Inhalation Plastics, Inc. v. Medex Cardio-Pulmonary, Inc., (S.D. Ohio Aug. 28, 2012), all the defendants had to do was mark documents as confidential, and make sure not to produce them to opposing counsel.…

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