LEO: Conflict of Interest - Representation of  LE Op. 797


Conflict of Interest - Representation of Employer Attorney.


May 1, 1986


It is not improper for an attorney to represent his employer attorney in

an action to submit assets of a third party to payment of said employer's

court decreed fee unless the attorney knows or it is obvious that the

employer will be a witness to matters other than uncontested matters or

matters of formality. If, after undertaking representation, the attorney

learns or it becomes obvious that his employer will testify, he must

discontinue representation. [ DR:5-101(B) and DR:5-102(A)]


Committee Opinion May 1, 1986