Florham Park partner Steve Long and associate Vincent Montalto wrote an article for the New Jersey Law Journal titled, “Potential Document Review Pitfall: The Common Interest Doctrine,” published on June 3. The article discusses the potential pitfalls of document review and offers guidance to New Jersey practitioners on how to identify and navigate one source of possible confusion in a privilege review: the common interest doctrine.

The common interest doctrine is an extension of the attorney-client privilege, which is invoked “[i]f two or more clients with a common interest in a litigation or nonlitigated matter are represented by separate lawyers and they agree to exchange information concerning the matter, a communication of any such client … is privileged against third persons.”

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