S.3217 - Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008

A bill to provide appropriate protection to attorney-client privileged communications and attorney work product. view all titles (2)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: A bill to provide appropriate protection to attorney-client privileged communications and attorney work product. as introduced.
  • Short: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008 as introduced.

This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it.

Bill’s Views

  • Today: 1
  • Past Seven Days: 3
  • All-Time: 2,368
 
Introduced
 
Senate
Passes
 
House
Passes
 
President
Signs
 

 
06/26/08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any U.S. agent or attorney, in any federal investigation or criminal or civil enforcement matter, including any form of administrative proceeding or adjudication, from: (1) demanding or requestin

Official Summary

Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any U.S. agent or attorney, in any federal investigation or criminal or civil enforcement matter, including any form of administrative proceeding or adjudication, from:
(1) demanding or requesting that an organization, or a current or former employee or agent of such organization, waive the protections of the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product doctrine;
(2) offering to reward or actually rewarding an organization, or current or former employee or agent, for waiving such protections; or
(3) threatening adverse treatment or penalizing an organization, or current or former employee or agent, for declining to waive those protections. Prohibits a U.S. agent or attorney in any federal investigation or criminal or civil enforcement matter, including any form of administrative proceeding or adjudication, from considering specified conduct in:
(1) making a civil or criminal charging or enforcement decision relating to an organization, or one of its current or former employees or agents; or
(2) determining whether an organization, or a current or former employee or agent, is cooperating with the government. Numbers among the actions a U.S. agent or attorney may not use as a charging decision condition or a cooperation-determining factor:
(1) any valid assertion of the protection of the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product doctrine;
(2) the provision of counsel to, or contribution to the legal defense fees or expenses of, a current or former employee or agent of an organization;
(3) entry into, or existence of, a valid joint-defense, information-sharing, or common-interest agreement between an organization and a current or former employee or agent, or among its current or former employees;
(4) the sharing of relevant information in anticipation of or in response to an investigation or enforcement matter between an organization and a current or former employee or agent, or among its current or former employees, unless shuch sharing is itself an offense; or
(5) the failure to terminate the employment or affiliation of or otherwise sanction any employee or agent of the organization because of the employee's or agent's decision to exercise personal constitutional rights or other legal protections in response to a government request. Prohibits a U.S. agent or attorney from demanding or requesting that an organization or an affiliated person not take any such action.

...Read the Rest




Vote on This Bill

-% Users Support Bill

0 in favor / 0 opposed
 

Send Your Senator a Letter

about this bill Support Oppose Tracking
Track with MyOC