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2-Adversity to Former Clients

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

A lawyer may act as a consultant for the Department of Energy on policy matters despite having formerly represented clients before FERC on regulatory matters. There is no substantial relationship between the representation, and the present employment is not adverse to the former clients.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn