Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege When the Government Executes a Search Warrant

When the government executes a search warrant in a white collar case, it runs a higher than usual risk of seizing documents or electronic information protected by the attorney-client privilege. Sara Kropf explores the steps defense counsel should take to protect the privilege. If the government intentionally violates “taint team” procedures ordered by the court, there are sanctions or specific injunctive relief defendant can request to remedy the misconduct.