1. An attorney’s duty to maintain client communications as confidential is one of the central pillars of legal ethics*. For obvious reasons, this is vital to the well being of a business enterprise.
2. Based on my years as a practicing lawyer — and at other times as a business executive — I believe that government agencies sometimes threaten this important value.
3. It’s up to legal counsel, in law firms and in-house, to zealously defend a corporation’s right to confidentiality. Continue reading