O’Dea to speak on in-house counsel privilege at DELVACCA conference
Joe O’Dea, chair of Saul Ewing’s Commercial Litigation Practice, will give this presentation with Saleem S. Saab, general counsel-international of Victaulic Company, during the DELVACCA In-House Counsel Conference at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. They will share real-world examples on when the in-house attorney-client privilege applies and how courts are viewing this privilege as well as discuss pitfalls for the unwary and best practices for operating safely in this challenging environment.
Specific topics include:
- Rules for determining whether the privilege applies to communications with in-house counsel
- The "dual hats" (business person and lawyer) that in-house attorneys often wear and how they can affect whether the privilege applies to particular communications
- Avoiding traps that could result in waiving the in-house attorney-client privilege
- Best practices for ensuring that privileged communications remain privileged
The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 6:30 p.m.