Survey Results: The Decline Of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Context

It is our belief that attorney-client communications, and the confidentiality that fosters those communications, are more important than ever, and laudably serve society’s and our legal system’s public policy goals. In response to increasing concerns expressed by in-house counsel and outside criminal defense counsel, coalition members asked their respective constituencies to complete an online survey: “Is the Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack?" According to the survey, approximately one-third of the survey respondents had personally experienced some kind of privilege erosion.