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Mitchell-Roche Michael W. Mitchell, left, and Edward Roche, right, of Smith Anderson in Raleigh, North Carolina.

4th Circuit SpotlightA recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit underscores the importance of the attorney-client privilege. In a case titled In re: Search Warrant Issued June 13, 2019, a law firm identified only as the “Law Firm” fought to protect the attorney-client privilege on behalf of its clients. The Fourth Circuit, recognizing that the privilege is a fundamental facet of effective legal representation, showed its willingness to scrupulously guard that privilege.

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