Following Mini-Conference, Advisory Committee Approves Proposed New FRE 502 for Publication

On Monday, April 24, 2006, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence held a mini-conference on a proposed new rule concerning waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. The conference was held at Fordham Law School in New York City, and featured the following distinguished presenters:

– Hon. John G. Koeltl, U. S. District Judge, Southern District of New York
– Hon. Paul W. Grimm, U. S. Magistrate Judge, District of Maryland (author of Hopson v. Mayor of Baltimore, 232 F.R.D. 228 (D. Md. 2005))
– David M. Brodsky, Esq., Latham & Watkins, New York City
– Gregory P. Joseph, Esq., Law Offices of Gregory Joseph, New York City
– James K. Robinson, Esq., Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Washington, D.C.
– Stephen D. Susman, Esq., Susman Godfrey, Houston, Texas
– Ariana J. Tadler, Esq., Milberg Weiss, Bershad & Schulman, New York City
– David Stellings, Esq., Association of Trial Lawyers of America
– Richard M. Humes, Esq., Securities & Exchange Commission
– Peter B. Pope, Esq., New York Attorney General’s Office
– Professor Timothy Glynn, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, New Jersey
– Professor Richard Marcus, Hastings Law School, San Francisco, California

After the mini-conference, the Advisory Committee approved for publication proposed new Evidence Rule 502.

What’s next: The FRE Advisory Committee will forward its recommendation to publish proposed new Evidence Rule 502 to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, which will consider it at its June 22-23, 2006 meeting in Washington, D.C.

Statements and materials submitted at the mini-conference are available here.

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