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On Jan. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether the attorney-client privilege protects against disclosure of dual-purpose communications — where the communications contain both legal and nonlegal advice. The case, In re Grand Jury, 23 F.4th 1088 (9th Cir. 2022), is under review to determine this question. In re Grand Jury arose from a grand jury subpoena to a law firm seeking communications related to tax advice given to a client. The firm refused to produce certain documents citing attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine. The government moved to compel the production of the withheld documents, which the court granted in part. Among the withheld documents that the court ordered produced without redactions were emails containing attorney recommendations.
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By David A. Holley
An Executive Order released by the Biden Administration on Aug. 9 places increased importance on due diligence when investing in specific foreign countries. The Executive Order will regulate outbound investments in China with a focus on key technologies critical to safeguarding U.S. national security, including artificial intelligence.
By Erik B. Weinick
On Aug. 9, 2023, Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced New York’s inaugural comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. In sum, the plan aims to update government networks, bolster county-level digital defenses, and regulate critical infrastructure.
By Daniella Main and Brooke Bolender
Most companies have experienced or will experience a data breach. Increasingly, companies also face the risks associated with mass arbitration weaponized by the overwhelming volume of claims after a breach.
By Wim Nauwelaerts
Businesses and organizations that (regularly) transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. should carefully assess, on a case-by-case basis, whether it makes sense to rely on the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework or to use one of the other data transfer tools that are available under the GDPR.