LEO: Confidences and Secrets - Merger of Law LE Op. 631
Confidences and Secrets - Merger of Law Firms.
November 20, 1984
The law firms of attorney M and attorney R merge. Prior to the merger
attorney M represented client One in a defense of a suit by person Two;
attorney R represented client Three in an unrelated suit against One and
Two prior to the merger.
It is not improper for attorney M and attorney R to continue their
respective representations of One and Three subsequent to the merger so
long as attorney M and attorney R maintain the confidences and secrets of
their respective clients and, after full disclosure obtain the consent of
their respective clients to the continued representations. [ DR:4-101(A),
Committee Opinion November 20, 1984