Jeff Schomig is a highly regarded practitioner of legal privileges, including the attorney-client, work product, associational and bank examination privileges, and the privilege for self-critical analysis. Aside from litigating these privileges in a range of civil and criminal contexts, Mr. Schomig’s practice includes pro-active counseling and risk management to help companies and other organizations develop effective, tailored privilege guidelines. A frequent contributor to the literature on privileges, Mr. Schomig has also served as an advisor to the ABA on issues of international privilege law. His focus on legal privileges for more than two decades allows him to help clients predict the scope and direction of privilege protection. Mr. Schomig’s work includes: 

  • developing tailored privilege guidelines for company boards, management and key corporate functions, such internal audit groups;
  • advising on the interplay between in-house compliance and legal teams;
  • structuring common legal interest arrangements between transacting parties during complex deal negotiations;
  • counseling on privilege protection issues for internal, regulatory compliance controls and policies;
  • representing multinational clients on a range of issues involving the intersection of US and foreign privilege law, including issues of foreign compulsion, comity and choice of law;
  • developing privilege protocol for trade associations and defending against litigation discovery demands served on trade associations;
  • advising companies on privilege protection for internal investigation materials in response to data breach or DEI incidents; and
  • counseling financial institutions on privilege issues associated with regulatory cooperation.

Mr. Schomig serves on the firm’s Privilege Standing Committee, the primary advisory body to the firm's lawyers on attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine issues.

He is a frequent instructor at CLE courses. His articles have been published by Bloomberg Law ReportsBloomberg BNAAntitrust ReportCorporate Counsel and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s The Docket.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Schomig practiced insurance, aviation and commercial civil litigation in Maryland, where he represented corporate and individual clients at deposition, during negotiation, at motion hearings and at trial.

Professional Activities

Mr. Schomig has instructed at CLE courses on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, and served on the editorial board of the ABA's Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee website. He is currently a member of the board for the Severn River Association, and environmental nonprofit in Annapolis, Maryland.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Richmond, 1996

      Lead Articles Editor, Richmond Journal of Law and The Public Interest
    • BA, American University, 1992

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Maryland



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