Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege in Communications With Outside Directors: Establishing Communication Policies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare corporate counsel to protect confidential business communications during investigations, discovery, depositions, and litigation when outside directors contact an audited company. The panel will discuss the recent Delaware Chancery Court cases on this matter and issues that arise regarding business advice versus legal advice, discoverable facts versus privileged communications, establishing policies for emailing and other communications, and other essential issues to assist in-house counsel.
- Attorney-client privilege
- Protecting communications
- Issues with outside directors
- Delaware cases
- Best practices
The panel will address these and other key topics:
- How have recent Delaware cases ruled regarding attorney-client privilege and outside director communications?
- What types of circumstances are most likely to give rise to privilege claims?
- How can companies protect communications from discovery?
- What policies should a company consider regarding communications with outside directors?
Kimberly M. Ingram-Hogan
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Ms. Ingram focuses her practice on complex commercial and business litigation and appellate matters in state and... | Read More
Ms. Ingram focuses her practice on complex commercial and business litigation and appellate matters in state and federal courts. She strives to provide clients with consistent communication, high-quality advocacy and strategic solutions that fit clients’ real-world needs.Close
Tyler J. Leavengood
Potter Anderson & Corroon
Mr. Leavengood is a partner in the firm's Corporate Group. His practice focuses primarily on corporate and... | Read More
Mr. Leavengood is a partner in the firm's Corporate Group. His practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, which includes experience in litigating stockholder class and derivative actions, as well as actions for appraisal, indemnification, and inspection of books and records. Mr. Leavengood also has experience in counseling boards of directors and special board committees of Delaware corporations with respect to issues of fiduciary duty and internal corporate governance.Close
Lenin E. Lopez
Corporate Securities Attorney, Management Liability
Mr. Lopez has deep experience in providing legal counsel to public company boards and executive management in helping... | Read More
Mr. Lopez has deep experience in providing legal counsel to public company boards and executive management in helping them navigate a range of legal and business matters, including corporate governance, securities law compliance, capital markets transactions, executive compensation, and other general corporate matters. Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Mr. Lopez served as Lead Counsel -- SEC Reporting at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co., a global biopharmaceutical company, where he led the U.S. corporate governance and securities function.Close