Evidence subject to the attorney-client privilege is protected against compelled discovery or disclosure. However, the privilege can be waived if the client who holds the privilege (or the attorney acting on his behalf) fails to claim the privilege or voluntarily discloses the subject matter of the privileged communication. This Section discusses the law governing privilege waiver by voluntary disclosure or failure to claim the privilege.
GW Paper Series
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-22; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-22
Federal Evidence § 5:33 (4th ed., 2013)