Docket Check Update: US Supreme Court Declines to Decide Whether Attorney-Client Privilege Protects Dual-Purpose Communications

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on January 23, 2023, in a per curiam slip opinion that it would not consider whether communications including both legal and non-legal advice are protected by attorney-client privilege. The Court originally decided to consider whether these “dual-purpose communications” are protected on October 3, 2022, after it took a case concerning an undisclosed law firm’s tax advice to a company under criminal investigation....
By: Jackson Walker