705: To Privilege or Not to Privilege: The Role of Attorney Advice in Performing Risk Assessments and Running a Compliance Program

 

Compliance Lawyer

Speaker(s):

Suzanne L. Montgomery, VP-Compliance, AT&T

Altresha Burchett-Williams, AVP-Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T

Kristopher Watts, Director-Compliance, AT&T

  • Get grounded on the definition of the attorney-client privilege. Discuss the legal basis for performing privileged risk assessments from both Legal and Compliance perspectives, and explore circumstances when a privileged risk assessment is helpful.
  • Explore the difference in roles of attorneys and compliance professionals, even when the compliance professional is an attorney by education and experience, and how to maintain a healthy partnership between the two, despite natural tension.
  • Discussion centered on the real-world impacts of compliance work under privilege, from the perspective of a non-attorney compliance professional.

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