“Our 10 new partners are a diverse group of top dealmakers, leading litigators and trusted business advisors,” said Thomas M. Gallagher, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “They have each distinguished themselves by providing excellent client service, and we look forward to working with them in their new roles.”
Imagine you are representing an individual who has been subpoenaed for testimony as part of the government’s investigation of her employer. Your client has made the decision to talk to the government under the terms of a proffer agreement. Rather than go into that interview blind, you and your client would like the benefit of learning certain information from the employer and other witnesses. You are going to need to enter into a joint defense agreement, which relies on the common interest privilege to keep that exchange of information privileged.