In-House Counsel’s Role As Whistleblower

December 6, 2018

Law360

By: Devika Kewalramani

In-house counsel owe a duty of confidentiality to their corporate clients and are obligated to preserve the attorney-client privilege. However, in-house counsel also serve as agents and fiduciaries for their organization. In that capacity, they are more likely to be exposed to sensitive internal issues, thereby increasing the potential for circumstances where it might be appropriate to "blow the whistle."

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