February 23, 2018

In this article, Partner Michael P. McNamara and Associate Elizabeth H. Capel explore the efficacy of ethical screens in California as a means of avoiding conflicts for lawyers who move laterally between firms.

“It is important to note that there is still some risk,” the authors write, “given that California’s rules of ethics do not yet explicitly state that ethical screens are effective against disqualification where conflicts are imputed among lawyers at the same firm.”