Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine Trends and Impacts Examined at Annual Symposium

September 20, 2010

Christopher D’Angelo Moderates Ethics Segment

(Philadelphia, PA – September 29, 2010)  Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP partner Christopher Scott D’Angelo was the moderator for Ethics: The Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, and Its Effect On In-House Counsel, a segment presented at this year’s Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Counsel Symposium Protecting the Company In Challenging Times – Best Practices for In-House Counsel Who Manage Corporate Risk and Litigation.

The program addressed the latest trends, impact of business versus legal roles for in-house counsel, protecting privilege globally, privilege concerns in dealing with insurance carriers, change of ownership or control of a corporate client, and dual capacity issues.

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), composed of recognized leaders in the legal community is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.

D’Angelo, a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, is chairman of its Products Liability & Risk Management Section and vice chairman of its Sports, Entertainment & Amusements Law Practice.  His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, intellectual property, class actions, and products liability, including in his role as national counsel for several major U.S. clients and his representation of foreign concerns in the United States and United States concerns abroad, as well as litigation and other matters in the probate courts.