U.S. v. Sanmina: A New Standard for Determining Waiver of Work Product Privilege

In its decision, United States v. Sanmina Corporation and Subsidiaries, 2020 DJDAR 8299, the court recognized the key distinctions between the invocation of the attorney-client privilege compared with the attorney work product privilege and when those privileges are waived, if at all. The 9th Circuit decision provides important case law on these two fundamental, yet distinct, sacrosanct privileges uniquely attached to the legal profession. Read the full article, “A New Standard for Determining Waiver of Work Product Privilege,” authored by Murphy Pearson litigation attorneys for The Daily Journal on August 20, 2020.

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