Former federal prosecutors said this week that they expected Rudy Giuliani’s defense counsel to continue making broad assertions of attorney-client privilege, as a special master begins the arduous task of unwinding the former New York’s mayor’s professional dealings.

Barbara Jones, the former Manhattan judge appointed to the role, announced this week that defense counsel would get the first shot to claim privilege for materials seized in an April 28 raid of Giuliani’s home and office, that they think are off-limits to prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.