Robert Frank on the Work Product Doctrine as it Relates to Textron


 | October 13, 2009

 | Robert Frank

Robert Frank, partner in intellectual property litigation, was quoted in “US v. Textron Raises Concerns Over Work Product” published in Law360.  The article discusses the scope of the work product doctrine as it relates to Textron’s battle to keep certain tax accrual work papers from the IRS.  Bob provided insightful commentary on work product protections from a public policy perspective, explaining that if lawyers’ opinions about the probability of success are discoverable by the government, then their opinions are likely to be neither as complete nor as candid as when protected from such scrutiny. 



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