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Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethics in Cross-Border Matters

Product Code - LGA172
Speaker(s): Jordan W. Cowman, Greenberg Traurig LLP
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Protecting the confidentiality of your legal advice is one of your most important responsibilities as a lawyer. But when confidential information crosses international borders, legal professional privilege can be limited or lost altogether. This practical program, filled with real-world examples, will help you avoid the pitfalls suffered by other in-house counsel, some of whom may have only first learned about this issue after a dawn raid by authorities outside the U.S. or during a discovery request by a clever plaintiffs’ lawyer within the country.

This program will examine the legal professional privilege and similar privileges, detail the “hot button” issues about privileged information, propose strategies for maximizing privilege protection in the transnational context, and provide an update on international efforts regarding a reciprocal privilege treaty.

Educational Objectives:

• Understand what issues to be aware of when privileged information crosses international boundaries.
• Learn from recent case examples and real-world hypotheticals.
• Discover international efforts to harmonize privilege rules.

Who would most benefit from attending this program?

In-house attorneys who counsel internationally can expect to benefit the most from attending this webinar, as well as those who are interested in current issues facing cross-border ethics and compliance today.

Program Level: Intermediate

Credit Available: CLE. For more information, please click on the “CLE Credit” tab.

Jordan W. Cowman, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jordan W. Cowman, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Jordan Cowman focuses his practice on transnational projects and transactions, international agreements, public international law and policy, and corporate compliance. He has a broad range of international experience representing and advising governments and international agencies on policy issues and multinational corporations in industries including logistics, technology, transportation, energy, defense, manufacturing, retail, banking, food, aviation, chemical, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and private equity.

Mr. Cowman earned a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is admitted to practice the District of Columbia, New York, and Texas and before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state. Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in the states of New York*, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, and most other jurisdictions grant CLE credit on a per-program basis. At this time, Bloomberg BNA does not apply directly to the states of Florida, Rhode Island, Montana and Hawaii although credit is usually available for attorneys who wish to apply individually. Additionally, the following states currently do not grant credit for Bloomberg BNA OnDemand programming: Arkansas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Delaware. All requests are subject to approval once the live webinar has taken place or the customer has viewed the OnDemand version. Please contact the Bloomberg BNA accreditations desk if you have specific questions that have not been addressed.

If you have further questions regarding a specific state or how to file for CLE credit, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditation Coordinator.

Hardship Policy
Bloomberg BNA offers a hardship policy for attorneys earning less than $50,000 per year. If an attorney wishes to take advantage of this option, he or she must contact Bloomberg BNA directly. For attorneys who are unemployed or earning less than $35,000 per year, a full discount off the price of the program will be awarded upon written proof of hardship. Attorneys earning between $35,000 and $50,000 per year will receive a 50% discount off the price of the program. Any attorney working in the public service sector also qualifies for a special price. If you have further questions regarding the hardship policy or seek additional information, please contact Bloomberg BNA customer service at 800-372-1033 and ask to speak to the CLE Accreditations Coordinator, or email us at

For more information about Mandatory or Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, visit the American Bar Association website at

*Bloomberg BNA is an accredited provider in New York for experienced attorneys only.