North Carolina Supreme Court
August 19, 2022
The Supreme Court of North Carolina holds that investigations of alleged violations of company policy are ordinary business activities, thus attorney-client communications made in such investigations are protected only if the primary purpose was to seek or provide legal advice.
U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief arguing that attorney-client communications made in the context of an internal investigation do not lose their privileged status merely because the investigation was required by business policy
August 12, 2021
Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. Brian D. Boone of Alston & Bird LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.
- Order and Opinion on Motions to Compel Public -- Buckley v. Series 1 of Oxford Insurance (General Court of Justice Superior Court Division).pdf
- U.S. Chamber Coalition Amicus Brief -- Buckley LLP v. Series 1 of Oxford Insurance Co., NC, LLC (North Carolina Supreme Court).pdf
- Opinion -- Buckley LLP v. Series 1 of Oxford Insurance Co., NC, LLC (North Carolina Supreme Court).pdf