Bousamra v. Excela Health


(Pa., filed March 12, 2018): Arguing that the court should extend the attorney client privilege and work product doctrines to media consultants to allow companies to integrate legal and communications functions when needed. Responsibilities of lawyers have evolved to include advancing and protecting the legal rights of its employer or client in the media.

Court ruled in favor of ATRA's position

On June 18, 2019, the Court ruled that the content was not protected by the attorney-client privilege, but they are privileged attorney work product and protected by the work product doctrine.

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