Reed Smith LLP
225 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Overview (Program Summary)
The evolving law on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine can be difficult to navigate, particularly for in-house counsel playing several roles internally while also managing outside counsel. Join us for a refresher on basic privilege principles, some recent developments in the law of privilege, and practical tips on best practices to maximize your client’s protections under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine.
John McIntyre, Traci Rea and Tia McClenney, Reed Smith LLP
John's practice focuses on complex business and class action litigation. He has led the defense of more than 25 putative class action matters, many of which were premised on alleged privacy violations.
He is currently lead counsel in the largest case of its type in U.S. history, involving $175 million in claims and counterclaims against the Department of Justice. John also has considerable appellate experience, having successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits. In addition, John is the Global Director of Reed Smith’s Staff Attorney Group. As a reflection of his strong standing in the legal community, John received an AV Preeminent rating of 5.0/5.0 as a result of a peer review conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. John has also been selected by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to serve as a Special Master for Electronic Discovery based upon his extensive experience in the field.
Traci's practice focuses on delivering creative and efficient resolutions to her corporate clients’ complex commercial litigation. She has recovered insurance policy proceeds for her clients in a wide variety of contexts, including amounts due under mortgage insurance policies, bankers’ professional liability policies, comprehensive general liability policies, first party property policies, fidelity bonds, title insurance policies and directors and officers liability policies. Traci has also represented clients in the banking, natural gas, heath care and manufacturing industries in a host of high stakes commercial disputes. Her litigation experience includes actions seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgage insurance for securitized mortgage pools, commercial oil and gas litigation raising several issues of first impression and numerous multi-million dollar insurance coverage and commercial contract cases. Traci has represented her clients in arbitrations and litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including in Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
Tia currently serves as an associate for the Pittsburgh office. She has experience in commercial litigation, real estate, employment, and oil & gas. Prior to joining Reed Smith in 2018, Tia worked alongside senior counsel for a major transportation company in matters involving consumer and product litigation. Additionally, Tia has interned for both a major national bank and a global pharmaceutical company, handling matters involving antitrust, corporate contracts, and negotiations.
Registration: 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Program: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: ACC Members: $15; Non-Members: $25; Business Partners/Legal Staff (No CLE) - Complimentary
Hardship Policy: Any lawyer may send a written request for a reduced fee, 30 days prior to program, and explain that the normal fee causes financial hardship, provide background material and must be signed by the lawyer.