Symposium for In-House Counsel and Executives Addresses Impact of Privilege Issues on Corporate Investigations

October 13, 2011

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads partner Christopher Scott D’Angelo served as moderator for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Counsel Symposium program segment titled The Current State of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, and Its Effect on In-House Counsel.  The segment addressed the latest trends, privilege pitfalls in corporate investigations, impact of business versus legal roles for in-house counsel, protecting privilege globally, divestitures or other change of ownership or control of a corporate client, and dual capacity issues.  The Corporate Counsel Symposium is designed for corporate counsel responsible for law department or litigation management; executives involved in risk management, document management, and human resources; risk managers.  The title of this year’s Symposium was “Back to the Future – Corporate Counsel’s Role in Managing Risk in 2012 and Beyond.

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, 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 is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department and serves as 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.