Articles by S. Shawn Stephens, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

by: S. Shawn Stephens

A Texas court of appeals held that an energy company did not waive the attorney/client privilege through the offensive use doctrine when it filed a lawsuit against the purchasers of properties for their failures to provide the company with . . . Read more

by: S. Shawn Stephens

The traditional “good cause” standard used to assess run-of-the-mill discovery disputes may not be adequate protection when trade secrets are at issue. A court’s ordering of the disclosure of trade secrets is akin to transferring property from one party to another and should require the court to balance the trade secret owner’s constitutional right to be free from government taking of property. Read more