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BNA Books Announces the Publication of the 2011 Edition of "Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery"
Jan 10, 2012 (05:01 PM EST)

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Edition of Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, explaining how the nature and scope of the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection have been impacted by electronic discovery.


The expense and burdens of dealing with electronic discovery are dominating litigation. The costs to review documents for privilege are staggering, and the volume and different forms of electronic discovery make it easier than ever to inadvertently produce privileged documents. Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2011 Edition, the third volume in BNA Books' Electronic Discovery Portfolio Series, explores the unique issues relating to privilege in e-discovery and provides practical guidelines and comprehensive analysis of the law, including:  

  • Inadvertent production and risks of waiver of privilege  
  • New federal rules  
  • Expectation of privacy 
  • Practical guidelines for dealing with privilege issues  
  • Analysis of new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and cases construing the rule and practical advice to avoid waiver claims

The portfolio begins with an introduction to relevant privileges and protections, concepts developed prior to the computer age. It then describes in detail the far-reaching implications of technology on these fundamental tenets of the legal profession, examining privilege as it relates to the reasonable expectation of privacy and related ethical issues, waiver, privilege logs, the crime-fraud exception, experts, litigation-hold notices, and litigation support databases. 

The 2011 Edition provides additional analysis of new court decisions under Federal Rule of Evidence 502, a new court decision involving Twitter, and new right to privacy court decisions.

Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2011 Edition is authored by David J. Lender, Esq., Duke University (B.A. 1990, J.D. 1993), a partner in the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY, and head of the firm's e-discovery task force.

BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P., is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. In addition to Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, BNA's Book Division publishes: Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, Electronic Discovery Practice Under the Federal Rules, Preserving Electronically Stored Information: A Practical Approach, Spoliation in the Electronic Age, and other litigation titles. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1.800.960.1220, send an e-mail request to, or visit us online at

Privilege Issues in the Age of Electronic Discovery, 2011 Edition (80 pp. Softcover/Order #1946-PR11/$145.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) may be purchased from BNA Books, PO Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1.800.960.1220. Fax orders: 1.732.346.1624. A 10% discount is available on print copies of books when ordering from the website at Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

Editors: Review copy available upon request.

Please e-mail Matt Greene at, or call 703.341.5767.