These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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2-Adversity to Former Clients

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

A law firm may represent a client being sued by a former client unless it had acquired material confidential information from the previous client or its judgment would otherwise be impaired. The firm is not disqualified because one of its lawyers served as a member of the Board of Directors of the former client "several years" earlier.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn