March 13, 2014

D.C. District Court Ruling Puts Government Contractor’s Privileged Internal Investigation Reports in Jeopardy of Disclosure

Summary: A D.C. District judge recently decided that a government contractor’s internal investigation reports into alleged misconduct of its employees are not privileged because the investigations were undertaken to comply with regulatory obligations rather than for the purpose of seeking legal advice. If upheld, the decision could drastically change the compliance landscape for government contractors and other regulated companies.

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