ACC Seeks to Protect Attorney-Client Privilege After the Dissolution of a Corporation

ACC Position: 

The Pennsylvania Superior Court should reverse the lower court. In the 1998 decision of Swidler & Berlin v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the attorney-client privilege continues after the death of an individual client, and that a contrary rule would be “at odds with the goals of encouraging full and frank communication” between clients and their attorneys. ACC believes that the same rationale applies to corporate clients and asked the Court to make clear that the privilege continues after the death of any client, whether it’s a natural person or a corporate entity.

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