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 who left a firm may represent a client adverse to a company in which one of the lawyer's former partners was a shareholder, because the former partner never represented the firm, and the lawyer who left the firm had no relevant confidential information.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn