LEO: Conflict of Interest - Confidences and LE Op. 654
Conflict of Interest - Confidences and Secrets - Former Client -
January 17, 1985
The provisions of Canon 4 of the Virginia Code of Professional
Responsibility deal with the preservation of confidences and secrets of a
client. Except with the consent of the former client after full disclosure
or pursuant to court order under the provisions of DR:4-101(C), an
attorney is prohibited from testifying about any confidence or secret
gained from former clients in pending actions in which a former individual
client is the plaintiff and a former corporate client is the defendant.
Committee Opinion January 17, 1985
See also LE Op. 1352.