For people who lose a claim of confidential lawyer-client communication or work product privilege, the normal rule gives them a scary option if they want to contest the loss in a higher court. They must defy the order, which directs them to produce the documents or furnish the information, and thus stand in contempt of it.
But what if you send all copies of the docs to the law firm that kinda sorta represents you. Can you thus avoid the Normal Rule?
No. In re Grand Jury, No. 12-1697 (3d Cir. May 24, 2012).