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In-house counsel for franchisor companies have many duties, one of which is to protect privileged information from those whom might seek to do the organization harm. That being said, representing a vibrant franchisor places in-house counsel in many unique and challenging positions, including interactions and communications with franchisees, vendors, insurance companies, brokers, corporate affiliates and parents, private equity firms, outside counsel, experts, investigative agencies, regulators, and the list goes on and on. Maintaining the confidentiality of these communications, to the greatest extent possible, involves a working understanding of the limits of the attorney-client privilege, the work-product doctrine, and the common interest privilege.
Join Gray Plant Mooty franchise litigators Kirk Reilly and Justin Sallis for a 60-minute webcast on Thursday, October 5, discussing pragmatic and useful examples, tips, and best practices to assist in-house counsel for franchisors to navigate these often “gray areas” of the art of keeping communications confidential and privileged.
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Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.