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June 16, 2011

The Carl Greene Case: Attorney-Client Privilege vs. Disclosure of Records, June 29

Counsel for each side in the wrongful termination suit of former Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene will discuss attorney-client privilege vs. the disclosure of records at the Wednesday, June 29 meeting of the Professional Responsibility Committee.

Greene was terminated from his position last fall amidst allegations of sexual harassment of female employees as well as covering up several prior settlements for such conduct. Greene has sued PHA for wrongful termination. Past Chancellor Clifford E. Haines (left), counsel for Greene, and Barry J. Gross, counsel for PHA, will be the speakers at the program. From 2007 through 2010 alone, outside lawyers were paid $38.5 million in legal fees by PHA. These bills may contain information about Greene's private communications with lawyers, and is now at issue in his wrongful termination suit. Greene claims that the information in the records is privileged and that the privilege is his. PHA claims that it has the privilege and is willing to waive it.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

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