Is Attorneys Eyes Only Information Reviewable By In-House Counsel?

May 2, 2007 / By Robert Wood

In trade secret cases, the parties routinely produce confidential and proprietary information to each other. Typically, a protective order is entered that permits the parties to designate information as confidential (which means, inter alia, that it can only be used in the litigation) and states how the information is to be treated.

Super-sensitive information can be designated as “Attorneys Eyes Only,” which means that the attorneys, but not their clients, may review the information.

But what about in-house counsel? Are they permitted to see the information? As the attached article indicates, the answer to this question is not always obvious.

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Robert Wood has been a Texas trial lawyer since 1993. During that time, he has represented small, mid-sized, and Fortune 100 companies in business and employment litigation matters all over Texas and the United States. He has also advised and represented hundreds of individuals in employment litigation matters. Read more about Robert Wood