AUSTIN, TEXAS—As part of Womble Bond Dickinson’s participation in the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, attorney Elizabeth O’Neill will take part in a panel discussion on “Evaluating Privilege for In-House Counsel Communications.”

Protecting attorney-client privilege can be challenging, particularly when a company is under an internal or government investigation. O’Neill and other panelists will examine the scope of attorney-client privilege developments since the 1981 Upjohn decision through the present. They also will discuss how privilege relates to public relations, as well as legal, concerns.

Joining O’Neill in the Monday, Oct. 22 panel discussion will be:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Managing Director for Ethics and Policy Atinuke Diver;
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance Julie Gresham; and
  • McGuireWoods LLC attorney Thomas Spahn.

Womble Bond Dickinson is the long-time sponsor of the ACC Compliance & Ethics Committee.

The 2018 ACC Annual Meeting takes place Oct. 21-24 and is the world’s largest annual gathering of in-house counsel. 

Elizabeth O’Neill has defended companies in complex cases across the country involving asbestos, aviation, constitutional torts, contracts, legal malpractice, premises liability and product liability. She acts as local, regional, and national counsel, establishing and implementing defenses from case inception through appeal.