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Governor’s Executive Privilege Tested

The Star-Ledger

August 10, 2008

Peter Verniero, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Internal Investigations and Business Crimes Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, was interviewed for a Star-Ledger article about the Governor of New Jersey requesting executive privilege to protect specific e-mails. According to the article, “Peter Verniero, a former state Supreme Court justice and attorney general, said judges in cases across the country are trying to sort out issues of privacy and disclosure involving e-mail.” Verniero said, “Courts are now having to grapple to apply the old rules to the new methods of communication. In many respects, that has not been an easy transition.”