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Event (9/23/2019): Minnesota CLE Seminar on Privilege Includes Greene Espel Attorneys

Where: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Where: Minnesota CLE Conference Center


The Minnesota CLE will host an all-day seminar titled Pressure on the Privilege. Seminar speakers will provide insights on practical elements of attorney-client privilege, including exceptions to privilege, privilege in the press, document privilege, and international considerations.

Greene Espel attorneys Jenny Gassman-Pines, Bob Gilbertson, Cliff Greene, and Anna Tobin will present in the following sessions:

  • Protecting Client Confidences – Asserting and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Privilege (Jenny Gassman-Pines & Cliff Greene, Seminar Co-Chairs)
  • Privilege in Multiparty Litigation – The Joint Defense and Common Interest Privileges (Bob Gilbertson & Anna Tobin)
  • Ex Parte Contacts with Employees – Insider Informants, Hostile Company Witnesses and “Gag Orders” (Cliff Greene, moderator)

Jenny Gassman-Pines defends private and public-sector clients facing employment and other commercial claims in courtroom and agency sessions. She regularly educates audiences of in-house counsel, business executives, and other trial attorneys about how to reduce exposure arising from business communications generally, and interactions with in-house counsel. Jenny is also a co-editor of the desktop book Attorney-Client Privilege: What Every Attorney Needs to Know.

Cliff Greene is a founding member of the firm and one of Minnesota’s most respected trial attorneys, regularly defending clients in high-profile claims, including employment actions. Cliff has also taught federal jurisdiction to law students as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Bob Gilbertson is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully handled litigation and arbitrations across the United States. He has tried cases to verdict in all these areas and has handled cases involving intellectual property, commercial disputes, insurance, industrial catastrophes, and products liability in 30 states around the country.

Anna Tobin has extensive knowledge of the federal court system in Minnesota and uses her clerkship experience at both the magistrate and district court levels to assist clients in all stages of litigation.


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