LEO: Adverse Interests Corporate Client, LE Op. 347

 

Adverse Interests Corporate Client.

 

December 4, 1979

 

There is nothing ethically impermissible with an attorney communicating with employees of a corporation adverse to the interests of the attorney's client in litigation so long as the employee does not occupy a position within the corporation such that he or she could commit the organization or corporation to specific courses of action that would lead one to believe the employee is the corporation's alter ego. [See II: DR:7-103(A)(1).]

 

Committee Opinion December 4, 1979

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 533, LE Op. 777, and LE Op. 905

 

LEO: Adverse Interests - Corporate Client, LE Op. 347 (1979)