The new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 is aimed at reducing the cost of discovery — e-discovery in particular — by clarifying the rules applicable to disclosures of information covered by the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine. On this week’s episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, J. Craig Williams and I discuss the purpose and impact of the new rule with Robert D. Owen, litigation partner in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski and co-head of the firm’s E-Discovery and Information Management practice group. Owen also shares findings from Fulbright’s just-released 2008 Litigation Trends Survey.

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