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Responding to Federal Subpoenas Without Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege

By Spodek Law Group | January 21, 2024
(Last Updated On: January 21, 2024)

Receiving a federal subpoena can be an intimidating and concerning experience for any business or individual. However, properly responding while avoiding waiver of attorney-client privilege requires strategic preparation and execution. This guide examines best practices for objecting to overbroad federal subpoenas, crafting privilege logs, and using separate counsel to evaluate privileged documents.

Overview of Attorney-Client and Work Product Privileges

The attorney-client privilege protects confidential communications between attorneys providing legal advice and their clients. Meanwhile, the work product doctrine shields materials prepared in anticipation of litigation from discovery. However, these protections can be waived if privileged information is voluntarily disclosed.When responding to a federal subpoena, it’s crucial to avoid blanket claims of privilege that could lead to waiver. Instead, businesses must thoughtfully analyze each document to preserve privileges where they apply.

Carefully Evaluating Subpoena Scope

Upon receiving a federal subpoena, the first step is carefully evaluating its scope. Subpoenas lacking reasonable particularity may be overbroad, exceeding the issuing agency’s authority.Objections should specifically identify overbroad requests and explain their burden. This preserves the ability to challenge requests instead of waiving objections through noncompliance.

Structuring Privilege Logs

Documents withheld based on privilege require logging. Carefully structuring logs avoids putting privileged information at risk:

  • Use separate logs – Segregate logs between attorney-client privilege and work product to simplify arguments.
  • Provide metadata – Include sender, recipient, date, basis for withholding to support privilege claims.
  • Categorize entries – Group related entries under topical headings to demonstrate privilege cohesion.

Using Independent Counsel

Allowing the subpoena recipient’s counsel to unilaterally handle privilege review risks ethical issues. Instead, consider:

  • Joint defense agreements – Sharing privileged information between co-parties preserves privilege.
  • Separate counsel – Independent attorneys can evaluate documents without waiver.

Table summarizing best practices:

Goal Method Risks
Object to overbroad requests Identify ambiguous or unreasonable scope Forfeiting objections through noncompliance
Substantiate privilege claims Detailed, categorized privilege logs Putting privileged information at risk
Avoid ethical issues Joint defense, separate counsel Recipient’s counsel unilaterally handling review

While responding to federal subpoenas involving privileged information is complex, strategic precautions preserve protections and prevent waiver. Analyzing subpoena particularity, logging documents methodically, and using independent attorneys shields sensitive communications and work product.

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