Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: December 07, 2017
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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Attorney-Client Privilege Basics
  • Issues Facing In-House Counsel
  • Work Product
  • Joint Representation
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: December 7, 2017


In-house counsel face particular issues in preserving and protecting the attorneyclient privilege, especially if they serve in business as well as legal roles and when their communications cross state or country borders. This program will provide an overview of the law of attorney-client privilege (including an examination of model rules of professional conduct governing said privilege), and address specific privilege issues facing in-house counsel.

This program was recorded on December 7th, 2017.

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American Bar Association


Mark VanderBroek

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Mark VanderBroek is a partner in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He is experienced in intellectual property litigation and counseling, franchise law and litigation, business litigation, and construction law and litigation.

Mark received his JD from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1984.

Annie Caiola

Caiola & Rose

Annie started her career and developed her training and expertise at one of the largest, most well-respected international law firms in Atlanta before ultimately starting her own law firm. Annie focuses her practice on litigation and counseling involving franchises, real estate, trademarks, and other business disputes and strategies. Her experience ranges from serving as General Counsel to a major restaurant franchisor to serving as lead national counsel in high-stakes jury trials and on appeals across the country. Annie’s experience in the courtroom and the boardroom provides a unique blend of both legal and business expertise.

Annie is admitted to practice in all Georgia's state, superior and appellate courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Annie is also committed to her community and is active in legislative initiatives. In 2013, Annie was elected to serve on the Board of Education for the City Schools of Decatur, where she currently serves as the Member At-Large. In 2016, Annie was elected by her peers on the school board to serve as the Board Chair. In her role as Board Chair, Annie advocates at the State Capitol and works closely with local legislators on issues affecting students, teachers and public education.

Annie was also elected to and served on Board of Directors for the DeKalb Bar Association from 2010-2012. She is a proud member of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2013, as well as an active parishioner and volunteer at St. Thomas More Church in Decatur.

Nimesh Patel

VP & Associate General Counsel
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG

Ramish is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel at InterContinental Hotels Group. He earned his JD at Emory University School of Law in 1996.

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