Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

In an age of increasing scrutiny of corporate actions, regulatory enforcement and access to information, some question whether keeping corporate lawyers quiet through principles such as the attorney-client privilege remains important:

“In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent ‘can shelter wrongdoing’. I completely agree that the attorney-client privilege limits society’s access to information. If access to information is the only societal value to be considered, then the attorney-client privilege should be abolished forthwith. Other societal interests, however, should be considered before we give carte blanche to corporate lawyers to disclose their clients’ confidences.”

Read: Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All at The National Law Review

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