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US Department of Justice ‘taint teams’ pose privilege risks for defendants

Published on: 30 July 2020
Published by: Law360
  • US Department of Justice ‘taint teams’ pose privilege risks for defendants
  • The DOJ’s use of taint teams
  • Taint teams in the courts
  • The Fourth Circuit tackles taint teams
  • Looking forward
  • Practical Advice
  • Challenge the use of a taint team
  • Challenge the taint team’s process

Article summary

Law360, Expert analysis: The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) new Special Matters Unit may resolve some of the concerns regarding the agency’s so-called taint teams reviewing potentially privileged material, but defence lawyers must stay vigilant as taint teams’ inherent conflict of interest remains, say Jim Brochin and Pat Linehan at Steptoe & Johnson. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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