Privilege Resources

Presnell on Privileges serves as an ever-developing repository of analysis and commentary on evidentiary privileges. I am the sole creator and author of this blog and select the privilege issues for discussion.

I also regularly read, consult, and learn from other legal commentators on privilege issues. Here are some of the sources that I have found particularly informative and thought-provoking. I will add to this list on a continual basis when these and other commentators publish particularly interesting law-review articles, bar-journal articles, blogs, and treatises.

I commend these privilege resources for your consumption.

  • David M. Greenwald & Michele L. Slachetka, Protecting Confidential Legal Information, Jenner & Block Practice Series, June 2019, available at this link or via PDF here.
  • David M. Greenwald, et al., Testimonial Privileges, (Thomson Reuters, 2019–2020), available for purchase at this link.
  • Jerome G. Snider, Howard A. Ellins, and Michael S. Flynn, Corporate Privileges and Confidential Information, Law Journal Press (2019), available for purchase at this link.
  • Paul R. Rice, et al., Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States, (Thomson Reuters, 2019–2020), available for purchase at this link.
  • Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, An Uncertain Privilege: Why the Common Interest Doctrine Does Not Work and How Uniformity Can Fix It, 15 B.U. Pub. Int. L. J. 49 (2005), available here.
  • Grace M. Giesel, Control of the Attorney–Client Privilege after Mergers and Other Transformational Transactions: Should Control of the Privilege be Alienable by Contract? 48 Seton Hall L. Rev. 309 (2018), available here.
  • Grace M. Giesel, The Legal Advice Requirement of the Attorney–Client Privilege: A Special Problem for In-House Counsel and Outside Attorneys Representing Corporations, 48 Mercer L. Rev. 1169 (1997), available here.
  • Grace M. Giesel, Upjohn Warnings, The Attorney–Client Privilege, and Principles of Lawyer Ethics: Achieving Harmony, 65 Miami L. Rev. 109 (2010), available here.
  • Thomas E. Spahn, A Practitioner’s Summary Guide to the Attorney–Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, (Virginia Law Foundation 2013), available here.
  • Thomas E. Spahn, Privilege Points. This is a weekly newsletter on privilege issues that you may receive by subscribing at this link.