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Privacy Breaches and Your Business

by Calli Padilla and Jason Bonk There is no more important time than now—perhaps even yesterday—to understand the critical importance of implementing, enforcing and training on policies reflecting best practices to protect companies against the all too real threat of

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privacy, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law

Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege – Facebook’s Lawsuit

Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to your client. But even if you never see it coming, your

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

If You Uncover Potential Juror Bias, Do You Tell The Court? Yes

By Hayes Hunt, Thomas G. Wilkinson  & Thomas M. O’Rourke On the eve of a criminal trial, you decide to Google the names of a few prospective jurors.   One appears to have been suspended from the practice of law due to

Posted in Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Jury, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

Investigating Employee Wrongdoing

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Companies in every industry—private and public—struggle with the difficult task of promptly identifying employee wrongdoing and responding appropriately. The National Football League continues to be embroiled in a controversy arising from its reaction to

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Posted in Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

Less Discovery? Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure May Change the Scope of Discovery As We Know It

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. & Thomas M. O’Rourke According to some estimates, discovery costs account for between 50 and 90 percent of total litigation costs. In an attempt to streamline federal discovery, the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of

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Posted in Discovery

Will Pennsylvania Prohibit Discovery of All Attorney-Expert Communications?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Thomas M. O’Rourke In 2010, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to address certain problems with prior expert discovery rules which were interpreted to allow discovery of virtually all communications between attorneys

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Posted in Discovery
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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