President Signs Bill Curbing Inadvertent Waiver of Privilege

On September 19, President Bush signed into law S.2450, amending the  Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE 502) with respect to the disclosures covered by the attorney-client privilege and work product protection.  The ACC, with its coalition partners, actively supported the … Continue reading

Department of Justice Retracts McNulty Memo Privilege Waiver Guidelines

August 28, 2008 – The DOJ, in a press conference today, released new corporate prosecution guidelines which parallel requirements demanded in the Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act, which ACC has actively championed. These guidelines, now part of the DOJ’s attorney handbook, … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments on New FAS 5 Proposals (Financial Disclosure Requirements)

August 8, 2008 – ACC files addendum to its July 25, 2008 comments with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) protesting proposed changes to the FAS 5 financial loss contingency disclosure rules. The proposed rule, if adopted, will force companies … Continue reading