LEO: Conflict of Interest Representation of, LE Op. 933

 

Conflict of Interest Representation of Client Adverse to Former Client.

 

June 11, 1987

 

It is not improper for an attorney to represent a plaintiff against a defendant who was a former client if the matters are not the same or substantially related to the earlier representation and no confidences or secrets were earned in the prior representation which could be used to the advantage of the former client. [DR:4-101(B)(3); DR:5-105(D); LE Op. 672, LE Op. 662, LE Op. 635, LE Op. 441 and LE Op. 284]

 

Committee Opinion June 11, 1987

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 1313

 

LEO: Conflict of Interest - Representation of, LE Op. 933 (1987)