Wednesday, November 26, 2008

December 3 Ethics CLE: Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Globalization

The attorney-client privilege in the age of globalization presents interesting and complex issues.

This CLE is designed to:
  • Provide an overview of attorney-client privilege issues that arise during international arbitrations and e-discovery in an international context.
  • Examine the differences between the privilege in the United States and in the European Union.
  • Attendees will apply the concepts learned via an interactive discussion of hypotheticals.
* Peter R. Day of Mercer Island Arbitration Chambers International,
LLC will discuss privilege and e-discovery issues that arise during international arbitrations.
* Nadja Vietz of Harris & Moure will discuss a recent landmark decision of the European Union Court of First Instance, regarding the attorney-client privilege and the status of in-house counsel. n She will also compare EU law with German law.
* Helen Moure of K&L Gates will discuss e-discovery issues in an international context, such as preventative measures, what to do when privileged information is acquired by another party through e-discovery, and the impact of waiving the privilege abroad.
* Professor David Boerner of the Seattle University School of Law will discuss hypotheticals incorporating the concepts above.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

CLE Credits:
2 CLE Ethics Credits for Washington Attorneys

How to Register:
  • REGISTER NOW online through WSBA
  • Ethics CLE E-Flyer (.pdf file)