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 general counsel to a corporation may not represent the lawyer's new employer in pursuing litigation against the former employer on matters in which the lawyer was involved as an employee of the former employer. This disqualification extends to the other lawyers on the general counsel's staff of the new employer.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn