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Lathrop B. Nelson, III is a partner in the Litigation Department at Montgomery McCracken. His practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation and government investigations and white collar crime. Lathrop received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001 and a B.A. degree, cum laude, in History and Politics from Washington and Lee University in 1997.
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Feb 17

Third Circuit OK’s In Camera Interview of Lawyer to Establish Crime-Fraud Exception

The attorney-client privilege is sacrosanct – “the oldest of the privileges for confidential communications known to the common law,” Upjohn Co. v. United States, 449 U.S. 383, 389 (1981) – yet when the attorney’s advice is used to commit a crime, the privilege evaporates. Under… Read More