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From Counsel to Co-Defendant: Beware of the Crime-Fraud Exception

May 2020

Dallas lawyers Mario Nguyen and Paul Coggins co-authored an article for Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes newsletter discussing the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege. The article provides examples of conduct that falls under the scope of the crime-fraud exception and outlines tips to avoid civil or criminal liability or license consequences.

“A court need only find that a preponderance of the evidence indicates the attorney advised a client regarding an ongoing or future crime or fraud to apply the exception and destroy privilege,” they write.

To read the full article, click here.

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