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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5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

A lawyer in a new firm may represent a client even though the new firm has previously represented adversaries of the client, as long as the matters are not substantially related.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn