The Pitfalls Of Multiple Representations

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT) -- In July 2011, federal prosecutors moved to disqualify a law firm from representing a former corporate CEO on the grounds that the firm also represents a former employee who will be a witness against the ex-CEO. Is this an obvious result based on conflicts analysis, or is there a more complex set of factors at play here?

In this price-fixing criminal case, the contention of the U.S. Department of Justice through its Antitrust Division is that permitting the immunized ex-employee to testify while counseled by one...
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