Elise Maizel on Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege

Elise Maizel, acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss her article The Case for Downsizing the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege. In this article, Maizel offers a comparative and historical analysis of the corporate attorney-client privilege versus the more familiar privilege enjoyed by individual clients. She finds the contemporary practice of corporate attorney-client privilege to be unworkable and socially costly and proposes reforms around channeling corporations’ attorney-client communications through board-level privileged-communications committees.