LEO: Conflict of Interest  LE Op. 304


Conflict of Interest.


November 2, 1978


It is not improper for an attorney to represent a corporate client in

litigation where he had previously represented a corporate officer who, in

the pending action, has become an adverse witness as a result of a forced

grant of governmental immunity, so long as the officer's testimony or

credibility will not be challenged and the corporate client and corporate

officer consent to such representation after full disclosure. [See II:

DR:4-101(A) and DR:5-105(D).]


Committee Opinion November 2, 1978