Corporate Counsel: Work-Related Text Messages: An Invitation to Government Review

April 1, 2020

O’Melveny litigation counsel Matt Murphy authored this bylined article in Corporate Counsel, which discusses how work-related communications from personal cell phones can be just as discoverable as official work emails.

“In-house legal and compliance departments should make it clear to all company employees that work-related communications must be made over the company’s email system or other platforms authorized by the company,” Murphy wrote. “They also should collaborate with outside counsel to set forth clear guidelines—in writing. Those guidelines should leave no doubt: employees must confine work-related communications to work-approved means.”

Read the full bylined article here.