LEO: Conflict of Interest - Action Against LE Op. 622
Conflict of Interest - Action Against Former Client.
November 13, 1984
It is not improper for an attorney to represent a creditor in the
collection of a debt against the attorney's former client when the
collection matter does not involve the confidences or secrets of the
former client gained during the course of that representation, and when
the subject matter of the collection case is not substantially related to
the attorney's representation of the former client; the consent of the
former client after full and adequate disclosure would be required for the
attorney to represent the creditor if either of the above conditions
existed. [ DR:4-101 and DR:5-105(D)]
Committee Opinion November 13, 1984
See also LE Op. 758, and LE Op. 1391.