Garrett, Fisher speak on attorney-client privilege at KCMBA’s annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference

Graves Garrett partners Nathan Garrett and Kathleen Fisher led a session Friday, May 17, on attorney-client privilege during the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference in Branson, Missouri.

The hourlong discussion — titled “Attorney Client Privilege and Big Brother: How and When the Government Can Drop In” — covered high-profile litigation in the District of Kansas centered on conversations between attorneys and inmates that were recorded and intercepted by the government without either party’s knowledge. Garrett and Fisher covered situations where attorney-client privilege is waived when the participants lack a reasonable expectation of privacy in both a criminal and civil context.

Additionally, the presentation included information on an attorney’s obligation to inform opposing counsel in the event of receiving attorney-client communications that were intended to be confidential and other ethical considerations.

Hundreds of Kansas City legal professionals attend the KCMBA’s Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference each year. The three-day event includes networking opportunities, up to 10 CLE hours and an awards dinner.

Garrett’s national practice includes federal civil and criminal investigations, complex commercial litigation and False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam prosecution and defense. Similarly, Fisher’s practice focuses on defense of civil, criminal and regulatory investigations, FCA and qui tam prosecution and defense and healthcare related litigation.