Protecting Your Common Interest Communications in Multi-Party Environmental Proceedings

February 23, 2012
Nicole R. Moshang
Association of Corporate Counsel's "Green-house Counsel"

The recent decision in Menasha Corp. v. United States Department of Justice, No. 11-C-682 (E.D. Wis. 2012), serves as an important reminder that communications between a company and its counsel, if shared with an affiliated company or the affiliate’s counsel, may not be protected by the attorney-client or work product privilege if there is any potential adverse relationship between the affiliated companies.

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