Evidence–Privileged Communications–The Attorney-Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting: A Suggested Approach

This Note will first review the development of the personal attorney-client privilege and the extent to which the term “client” has been expanded for use with that privilege. Then, the development of the corporate attorney-client privilege will be examined with an eye toward isolating the tests that the courts have used to define the extent of the term “client.” Finally, with the results of these examinations in mind, an approach will be suggested that, if adopted by the courts, could effectively eliminate the confusion that presently exists with regard to the scope of the attorney-client privilege in the corporate setting.