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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24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

While working for the government, a lawyer used an expert. The expert has now appeared adverse to the lawyer's current client. The lawyer could reveal "his impressions about the expert witness's strengths, weaknesses, or work habits" because the matters were unrelated and because such "subjective assessments" did not constitute a secret of the lawyer's former client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn