Is Mixed Legal And Business Advice Protected Under The Attorney Client Privilege?Ralph Hall
June 5, 2008 — 349 views
Modern healthcare lawyers, particularly in house counsel, are expected to provide clients with more than narrow legal advice. Today, lawyers commonly advise clients on the implications of various courses of actions, provide alternative approaches, address broad societal and business implications and help clients develop and implement new policies and procedures. As healthcare lawyers become more complete counselors to clients, the question of whether their communications are privileged becomes more complex as it is more difficult to separate "pure" legal advice from business advice. Given the breadth of modern discovery, this question is becoming more important.