A bill that would protect attorney-client privilege during federal investigations of corporations has gained the backing of a dozen high-profile senators, 32 former federal prosecutors and groups ranging from the ACLU to the Chamber of Commerce, says Susan Hackett, senior vice president and general counsel for the Association for Corporate Counsel. That the bill has so much momentum is something of a surprise, even to its supporters, since it emerged from a climate of intense scrutiny of white-collar crime.
Backers Expect Attorney-Client Privilege Bill to Pass
The American Lawyer
June 25, 2008