Strafford Publications is hosting the above-titled webinar/teleconference on November 30, 2011:
Joint representation in intellectual property litigation can provide the parties with significant benefits, including pooling resources and information and cutting costs. Though the benefits are appealing, the downsides to joint representation must also be considered.
Clients may have diverging interests or disagree on how the matter should be resolved. Joint representation also calls for the sharing of certain privileged information with the other clients in the matter. There is no attorney-client protection privilege between clients within the joint representation.
Counsel must deal with the day-to-day challenges of determining the appropriate legal arguments for the different clients and communicating with the multiple clients. Further, the attorney in the joint representation must manage client confidences while meeting disclosure obligations.
Faculty includes Annie Rogaski, Partner with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Learn more and register here.