Where expert-attorney communications and Mad Men meet

BVWireIssue #101-3
February 16, 2011

Hat tip to the Forensic and Valuation Reporter for the link to Damon W.D. Wright’s (Venable LLP) article “Expert Discovery Returns to the Past,” Wright’s provides an amusing, yet informational take on the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 26 which affects discovery related to expert witnesses. Says Wright:

“What do skinny ties, butter, and privileged attorney-expert communications have in common? They are all making a comeback. In the days of Don Draper of the hit television show “Mad Men,” attorneys wore narrow neck-wear and ate fat-laden breakfasts. They also corresponded with testifying experts about case strategy without losing a wink of sleep because the communications were generally protected from discovery.”

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