Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, may a lawyer proposing to move to another law firm reveal to the prospective law firm information relating to the lawyer’s prior work for clients so that the law firm may determine whether the employment of the lawyer will create conflicts of interest for the firm?
A lawyer proposes to move from his current firm to another law firm. The prospective firm has extended an offer of employment subject to a review of possible conflicts of interest that might be created by employing the lawyer. The prospective firm asks that the lawyer provide information relating to the lawyer’s prior work, including identification of clients and matters, so that the firm can determine whether employment of the lawyer would create conflicts of interest for the firm.
Tex. Comm. On Professional Ethics, Op. 607 (2011)