Topic: Privilege

Former in-house lawyer accuses Cognizant of “troubling” actions

A former Cognizant in-house lawyer charged with foreign bribery has raised concerns about a potential “spy” in his defence team. The allegations are tied to a legal fee dispute between the in-house lawyer and the company.

02 June 2021

Special master to be appointed in Giuliani foreign influence probe

01 June 2021

In Cognizant FCPA case, a fight over investigation documents escalates

Former executives of a New-Jersey based information technology company expressed frustration that their former employer, Cognizant, has in their view improperly withheld vital information tied to their foreign bribery prosecution.

28 May 2021

Reed Smith partner moves to Blank Rome

Former Reed Smith partner Jennifer Achilles, who recently has been advising a Chinese business on an unusual FCPA-related lawsuit against a public US company, joins Blank Rome.

20 May 2021

Dutch lawyers unfazed by court’s comments on independent investigations

The court said that any law firm’s claim that it can conduct impartial investigations is “potentially misleading”.

30 April 2021

Dutch court: lawyer-led internal investigations not independent

23 April 2021

Spain grants legal privilege to in-house lawyers

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Spain has introduced an amendment that grants protections to in-house lawyers’ communications under legal professional privilege in certain circumstances.

01 April 2021

Massachusetts AG to receive Facebook app investigation information

The highest Massachusetts state court has ordered Facebook to disclose information about its extensive internal investigation of third-party apps’ data misuse to prosecutors.

30 March 2021

Miami cruise line’s correspondence with lawyers targeted in Cuba trafficking lawsuit

The Havana Docks Corporation argues that parties who believe they’ve acted lawfully cannot claim attorney-client privilege over advice regarding the legality of their conduct.

23 March 2021

PwC partners could face criminal charges in Australia over alleged privilege misuse

03 February 2021

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