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78-Communicating with an Employee of a Corporate Adversary

A lawyer may communicate with an employee of corporate adversary as long as the employee is not the corporation's "alter ego". [Rule 4.2 Comment [4] adopts the "control group" analysis for determining the ethical propriety of communications with employees of an adverse organization.]

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