In Practice

A Lawyer in the Boardroom? Don’t Assume Everything Is Privileged

By Ari Buchler


Directorship Magazine

It is a common practice in many US boardrooms to have a lawyer present to preserve the privileged nature of board conversations. Likewise, it is common to include lawyers on internal communications in the event the company wishes later to resist disclosure of the communications on the grounds that they are protected by the attorney-client privilege...

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Ari Buchler serves on the board of Simeio, a leading identity access and management service provider. He is also an operating partner with private equity firm ZelnickMedia Corp., where he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and advising on potential investment opportunities, primarily in the data security and information technology space.


This article is from the Winter 2023 issue of Directorship.