Ilana Haramati*

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Introduction Across the United States (U.S.) jurisdictions, attorney-client privilege broadly protects communications between lawyer and client. This privilege protection extends to a wide array of circumstances, ranging from intra-corporate discussions to discussions involving agents of counsel. While some other common law jurisdictions, such as Israel, have similarly broad attorney-client privilege, internationally many jurisdictions’ rules provide significantly narrower protections. The many differences in the scope and mechanisms of attorney-client privilege across jurisdictions internationally require attorneys representing…
Parties involved in Israeli or other non-U.S. court or arbitration proceedings involving persons or companies based in the U.S. may not be aware of their ability in certain cases to obtain discovery from those persons or companies under the broad U.S. discovery procedures. In 2004, the United States Supreme Court’s landmark case Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.1 made it easier for parties in foreign disputes to obtain documentary and testimonial evidence from…