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New York adopts new in-house counsel limited license rule
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

New York recently adopted an in-house counsel license rule that allows in-house lawyers admitted in most other states to become admitted to practice in New York on a limited basis


Federal court reverses prior holding and finds that in-house counsel’s inactive bar membership does not vitiate corporation’s attorney-client privilege claim
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

On January 3, 2011, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York in Gucci America, Inc. v. Guess?, Inc. reversed the U.S. Magistrate Judge’s prior ruling and held that a company could assert the attorney-client privilege to protect communications with a U.S. in-house lawyer who failed to maintain an active state bar membership


Akzo Nobel Chemicals & Akcros Chemicals C-55007 limitations on legal professional privilege for in-house counsel
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union
  • September 29 2010

A decision by the ECJ has confirmed that privilege cannot be claimed over communications between company employees and in-house lawyers


European limitations on attorney-client privilege for inside counsel Akzo Nobel Chemicals & Akcros Chemicals ECJ Case c-55007
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • European Union
  • September 16 2010

A September 14 decision from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed the rule that privilege cannot be claimed over communications between company employees and in-house lawyers


Privilege issues
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2010

A class action discrimination lawsuit was filed against our company


Federal court holds that in-house counsel’s inactive bar membership vitiates corporation’s attorney-client privilege claim
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

On June 29, 2010, a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York in Gucci America, Inc. v. Guess?, Inc. held that a company can not assert the attorney-client privilege to protect communications with a U.S. in-house lawyer who failed to maintain an active state bar membership and therefore was not authorized to practice law


Privilege may apply to drafts of SEC filings
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2009

A recent federal court decision provides a timely reminder for public companies to be attentive to attorney-client privilege when preparing SEC filings


Notice to defer distribution: January 1, 2007 effective date for calendar year plans
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2007

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 added or revised a number of notice requirements under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA