Attorney-Client Privilege in the Global Economy

March 20, 2024  |  New York Law Journal

The practice of law is increasingly global, with more cross-border transactions leading to litigation and investigations in multiple jurisdictions. Lawyers representing multi-national corporations in connection with transactions designed to reduce global tax liabilities and those litigating subsequent disputes need to be aware of what communications qualify as privileged in each affected jurisdiction.  In his latest article for the NYLJ, “Attorney-Client Privilege in the Global Economy,” Morvillo Abramowitz partner Jeremy Temkin describes the attorney-client privilege and attorney work-product doctrine in the U.S., addresses the extent to which similar protections are available in other countries, and discusses how U.S. courts have applied choice-of-law principles to determine which country’s privilege law should be employed in resolving disputes. 

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