In-House Counsel’s Inactive Bar Status Causes Loss of Privilege

Time to check your licensure status….before someone else does:

Ruling that a corporation did not take reasonable precautions to confirm in-house counsel’s authority to practice law, a federal magistrate judge from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected the corporation’s assertion of attorney-client privilege for communications involving its in-house counsel who was an “inactive” member of the State Bar of California.

[via In-House Counsel’s Inactive Bar Status Causes Loss of Privilege | Litigation News | ABA Section of Litigation]

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