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Miguel Alexander Pozo, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, will speak on a panel at the 2018 Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention titled, "Protecting Attorney Client Privilege: Investigations and Beyond" on Septemeber 6. Today's challenging political and legal times have shined a new light on the attorney client privilege. One of the many challenges facing attorneys, individuals clients, and companies is how to protect the privilege from being pierced as a collateral conduct to other legal proceedings. For companies conducting internal investigations, there is often a tension between how to gather information in a timely and effective manner while encouraging employee candor and preserving as much privilege as possible. Recent court decisions both in the United States and abroad have shifted the privilege playing field, leaving many questioning how they can best protect their companies. The panel will focus on strategies for protecting privilege in the wake of these recent shifts particularly when balancing parallel criminal investigations and civil proceedings.
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