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

5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

[DISAPPROVED by the Virginia Supreme Court 9/12/90] A law firm hiring a former Assistant County Attorney may avoid any imputation of the lawyer's individual disqualification by imposing a "Chinese Wall."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn