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Christopher Scott D’Angelo Authors Chapter in Seventh Edition of The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation

September 10, 2019


Christopher D’Angelo is the author of the chapter, The Scope and Use of The Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States and Its Applicability to Communications in the U.S. And Abroad, which appears in The Attorney-Client Privilege In Civil Litigation: Protecting And Defending Confidentiality, Seventh Edition (ABA 2019):.  This is an update to the chapter authored by Mr. D’Angelo that appeared in the earlier editions of the book. As noted by the editors, “This updated edition provides a current and perceptive examination of the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine. Written by a diverse and knowledgeable team of professionals, the book illustrates, and in many cases offers practical solutions to, the problems being addressed through the application and interpretation of these two core principles.  [T]his revised edition provides guidance for understanding and handling the many complexities of attorney-client privilege and confidential communication in the corporate setting.  Chapters in this practical guide are written by a team of professionals with diverse experience and background. The authors illustrate, and in many cases offer solutions to, those problems being addressed through the application and interpretation of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work-product doctrine. Although seemingly simple in definition, the interpretation of these two principles is increasingly being tested as new legal entities are created and modern technology is employed in today’s legal environment.”

Mr. D’Angelo is Chair of the Business Disputes & Products Liability Practice and the Chair of the International Practice at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, based in its Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY offices.  His practice emphasizes litigation and preventive counseling in the fields of business and business torts, corporate litigation, intellectual property, class actions, products liability and mass claims, construction and risk management, 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.  Mr. D’Angelo is a member of The American Law Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute, the International Bar Association, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the British-American Business Council, the French American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Chamber of Commerce and the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. D’Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on law-related matters  His articles, books and presentations have involved such topics as business disputes, class actions, multi-national litigation, attorney-client privilege, privacy, FCPA and other anti-corruption and bribery regimes and requirements, information and documents management, alternative dispute resolution regimes.

Mr. D’Angelo is listed in Guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers Who’s Who Top Lawyers in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He received both his B.A. with distinction and with Honors in History (1975) and his J.D. (1978) from the University of Virginia.  Additional information is available at www.mmwr.com or C.S.D’Angelo Bio, MMWR