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

57-In-House Lawyers

71-Representing Corporations

An in-house lawyer performed some work for the corporation's subsidiary. After leaving that position, the lawyer was hired by a company adverse to the subsidiary. The lawyer may represent the company, because the matter was unrelated to the work the lawyer had performed for the subsidiary while employed by the parent, and the lawyer had learned no confidences or secrets.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn