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

4-Witness-Advocate Rule

57-In-House Lawyers

71-Representing Corporations

Former corporate counsel who resigned because of a dispute among the directors may not represent one of the directors in litigation arising from the dispute (both because of the conflict and because of the likelihood that the former corporate counsel "may be called as a witness").

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn