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Attorney-Client Privilege & Corporate Dissolution

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr.’s recent ruling in Red Vision Systems v. National Real Estate Information Services, No. 14-0411 (Comm. Pls. Feb. 26, 2014), that the attorney-client

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Prosecuting a ”Faceless” Corporation – Indictment of a Company

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Consumers & Binding Arbitration – Company Websites & Social Media

By Hayes Hunt & Jeffrey Monhait Can a company require that you give up your right to sue the company if you download a coupon from the company’s website?  What if you “like” one of the company’s products on Facebook? 

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Maintaining Privilege With Consultants – Practical Guide

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Previously, we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company’s general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let’s talk about practical tips for maintaining that privilege. We explained the

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

Privileged Communications With Outside Consultants

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Penn State University recently decided to waive attorney-client privilege and cooperate in the criminal prosecutions of certain former employees. Obviously, the former employees have attempted to assert privilege to exclude potentially incriminating statements. How

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Posted in Criminal Law

Victim of a Crime and Unclear Corporate Bylaws – Advancement of Defense Costs

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger In September 2009, when the FBI had arrested Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing proprietary trading codes from Goldman Sachs, the financial powerhouse probably did not expect, as a purported victim, to pay him to

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Bitcoin and Regulation of Digital Currency: Cash 2.0

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger On July 31, as an act of protest against an order to share a trial court’s award for the wrongful death of his son with others injured in the same traffic accident, an Illinois

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Upjohn Warning Update

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel By now, the concept of Upjohn warnings should be familiar to any counsel, whether in-house or external, who represents a corporation’s interests in an internal investigation. In a nutshell, an Upjohn warning is derived

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Endorsement Contracts, Morals Clauses and Lance Armstrong

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint On November 5th  in Edenbridge, U.K., a 30-foot tall model of Lance Armstrong* was burned to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up the Parliament.  The giant Armstrong likeness held a Tour de

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Posted in The Client

Corporate Search Warrant Protocol: Email to Employees

After publishing “Search Warrant Protocol – What Every Company Should Do to Prepare”, I received a number of requests for a sample notice-of-warrant email from a company to its employees.  Here you go: Our offices are being searched by law

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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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