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Upjohn warning template

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Upjohn warnings are named after Upjohn v. United States, 449 U.S. 383 (1981), the case in which the Supreme Court made clear that the corporate attorney-client privilege applied to a much wider group of Constituents than the corporation’s “control group.” For more tips on preserving the privilege click here: http://winwinhr.com/workplace-investigations-tips-templates-for-preserving-the-privilege/

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Upjohn warning template

  1. 1.   ________________________________________________________________________________________________     Template  of  Upjohn1  warning  to  be  given  before  all  witness  interviews.     (If  an  attorney  is  conducting  the  witness  interview  use  this  warning)      I  am  legal  counsel  for  __________  (insert  company  name)  and  am  conducting  this   interview  to  gather  facts  in  order  to  provide  legal  advice  for     ____________________  (insert  name  of  company).  This  interview  is  part  of  an  investigation  to   determine  the  facts  and  circumstances  of  _____  (insert  brief  description  of  allegation(s))   in  order  to  advise  the  company  how  best  to  proceed.       Your  communications  with  me  are  protected  by  the  attorney-­‐client  privilege.       The  attorney-­‐client  privilege  belongs  solely  to  the  Company  and  not  you.  That     means  that  only  the  Company  may  elect  to  waive  the  attorney-­‐client  privilege     and  reveal  our  discussion  to  third  parties.       In  order  for  this  discussion  to  be  subject  to  the  privilege,  it  must  be  kept  in     confidence.  In  other  words,  with  the  exception  of  your  own  attorney,  you  may     not  disclose  the  substance  of  this  interview  to  any  third  party,  including  other     employees  or  anyone  outside  of  the  company.  You  may  discuss  the  facts  of  what     happened  but  you  may  not  discuss  this  discussion.       Do  you  have  any  questions?       Are  you  willing  to  proceed?     (If  a  non-­attorney  is  assisting  the  company’s  legal  counsel  in  the  investigation  and  is   conducting  the  witness  interview  use  this  warning)      I  am  working  at  the  direction  of  the  Company’s  legal  counsel  and  am  conducting  this   interview  to  gather  facts  to  give  to  the  Company’s  lawyer.    The  Company’s  lawyer  will   rely  on  these  facts  in  order  to  provide  legal  advice  for                                                                                                                     1  Upjohn  warnings  are  named  after  Upjohn  v.  United  States,  449  U.S.  383  (1981),  the  case   in  which  the  Supreme  Court  made  clear  that  the  corporate  attorney-­‐client  privilege   applied  to  a  much  wider  group  of  Constituents  than  the  corporation’s  “control  group.”      
  2. 2. ____________________  (insert  name  of  company).  This  interview  is  part  of  an  investigation  to   determine  the  facts  and  circumstances  of  _____(insert  brief  description  of  allegation(s))   in  order  to  advise  the  company  how  best  to  proceed.       Your  communications  with  me  are  protected  by  the  attorney-­‐client  privilege.       The  attorney-­‐client  privilege  belongs  solely  to  the  Company  and  not  you.  That     means  that  only  the  Company  may  elect  to  waive  the  attorney-­‐client  privilege     and  reveal  our  discussion  to  third  parties.       In  order  for  this  discussion  to  be  subject  to  the  privilege,  it  must  be  kept  in     confidence.  In  other  words,  with  the  exception  of  your  own  attorney,  you  may     not  disclose  the  substance  of  this  interview  to  any  third  party,  including  other     employees  or  anyone  outside  of  the  company.  You  may  discuss  the  facts  of  what     happened  but  you  may  not  discuss  this  discussion.       Do  you  have  any  questions?       Are  you  willing  to  proceed?    

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