The battle over the Justice Department's policy on waiver of attorney-client privilege in corporate probes seems to be heating up. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has issued an ultimatum to the Justice Department to change its policy, threatening to resort to "legislative options." A week ago, Sen. Arlen Specter reintroduced his bill to change the policy, and a coalition of business, civil rights and defense groups is pushing for legislation, which it says is the only practical option.
'McNulty Memo' Triggers an Ultimatum
The National Law Journal
July 7, 2008