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Jack Sharman Co-Authors Article on Attorney-Client Privilege for ACC Docket

June 11, 2019

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Jack Sharman recently co-authored an article for ACC Docket with Greg Schuetz, head of legal and compliance at Messer Americas.

The article, titled “Global Privilege Issues,” is the cover story for the publication’s June 2019 issue and explores the topic of attorney-client privilege in the U.S. and abroad.

“Different members of the legal community have divergent views of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine,” write the authors. “In general, corporate counsel, clients, and outside defense counsel have an expansive — often too expansive — view of these doctrines.”

Sharman has practiced law for more than 30 years and chairs Lightfoot’s White-Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice group. He was the former special counsel to the House Banking Committee during its Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In 2016, he was appointed as special counsel to the Alabama House Judiciary Committee for the impeachment investigation of former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

ACC Docket is a publication of The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

The article is reprinted with permission of the authors and the Association of Corporate Counsel as it originally appeared: Schuetz, Greg; Sharman, Jack, “Global Privilege Issues,” ACC Docket volume 37, issue 4 (June 2019): 28-35. Copyright © 2019, the Association of Corporate Counsel. All rights reserved. If you are interested in learning more about ACC, please visit, call 202.293.4103 x360, or email

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