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A central role of counsel is to provide legal advice to the client. As any law student knows, the communications transmitting legal advice are regularly protected should they be subject to litigation. However, there is a potentially significant exception that comes into play when the advice is provided in the context of employee benefit plans. That is the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege—an exception that could otherwise expose counsel to discovery of their communications.

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