Privilege Points is a weekly update provided by McGuireWoods. It reports on recent cases (focusing on federal cases and noteworthy state decisions) dealing with the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, explains how the new decisions fit into or alter existing doctrines, and provides very practical suggestions for helping you protect your client's privileged communications and work product. Privilege and work product issues permeate every lawyer's practice—transactional lawyers must help their clients properly create (and not accidentally waive) these important protections, and litigators must assert, defend and/or challenge the protections. There is no area of the law that is as important to a broad cross-section of lawyers. The author of the McGuire Woods Privilege Points is Tom Spahn, a commercial litigator who practices in our Tysons office. Tom lectures and writes widely on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine.