Texas General Counsel Forum CLE Program: Exploring Common Pitfalls of Privilege

Fish's Matthew Wernli and Karrie Wheatley will present "Exploring Common Pitfalls of Privilege" with the Texas General Counsel Forum on June 1.

Fish is a proud supporter of the Texas General Counsel Forum, which is committed to serving in-house leadership in Texas. With more than 650 general and senior managing counsel members representing over 450 companies across the state, the Forum has established a network unparalleled in the legal community. Through strategic programming and networking events hosted in its chapter cities, TGCF's goal is to build relationships, exchange best practices, and spearhead thought leadership among its members and across the legal community.

Exploring Common Pitfalls of Privilege
Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Companies rely on the protections of privilege to obtain sound legal advice to guide their businesses. It is becoming increasingly important to know how to navigate the ins and outs of privilege — including the attorney-client privilege, common interest privilege, and patent agent privilege — within the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions.

In this program, Principals Karrie Wheatley and Matthew Wernli will guide you through common pitfalls of privilege that companies fall into, how to avoid them, and more:

  • Different types of privilege and when they apply
  • Waiver of privilege and scope of the waiver
  • Common interest privilege and potential pitfalls
  • Patent agent privilege: its breadth and limitations
  • Issues surrounding privilege in foreign jurisdictions


  • Matthew Wernli, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Karrie Wheatley, Principal, Fish & Richardson

To register, click here.