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Tip for February 2009

Check for Conflicts While the Case is Proceeding

Conflicts of interest sometimes arise when new parties become involved in a matter, or if the ownership or affiliation of a corporate entity changes. Law firms should have in place a policy that supplemental searches for conflicts fo interest should be meade whenever new parties appear, the ownership of a party occurs, a party merges with another entity, or if a party changes its name or its role in the transaction or case.  Any new information of this sort should be added to the firm's conflict of interest data base.