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

57-In-House Lawyers

71-Representing Corporations

A former in-house lawyer may not represent a client against the former employer on a substantially related matter. The disqualification extends to the lawyer's entire firm.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn