Navigating Conflicts When Serving 3rd-Party Subpoenas
September 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT
Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT) -- Every law firm knows the importance of a thorough conflicts check before beginning a representation. But what happens when a law firm serves discovery requests or a subpoena on a third party, only to discover that the third party is a current or former client, potentially creating a conflict that otherwise did not exist? And, what happens when the third party objects to producing the discovery or moves to quash the subpoena?
As law firms get larger, and litigations become more complex and multijurisdictional, this is...