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Working with Environmental Consultants: Best Practices for Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Protection

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March 23, 2010 newsletter (PDF)

One issue often confronted by clients and their lawyers is whether the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine will apply to work performed by an environmental consultant hired on behalf of a client. The issue stems from a general rule that voluntary disclosure of privileged information to a third party acts as a waiver of the privilege.