LEO: Communication With Witnesses for Adverse, LE Op. 459
Communication With Witnesses for Adverse Party.
July 21, 1982
It is ethically improper for an attorney to communicate with any witnesses for the adverse party (a corporation which is represented by counsel) who are such employees of the corporation as could commit the corporation to certain courses of action, as its alter ego. Only if the attorney first receives permission from the corporation's counsel to communicate with these witnesses may he do so. [See LE Op. 347 and ABA Informal Opinion 1377, June 2, 1977.]
Committee Opinion July 21, 1982
See also LE Op. 777
LEO: Communication With Witnesses for Adverse, LE Op. 459 (1982)