CBA proposes amendment to Rule 1.10 to permit screening of laterals to avoid imputed disqualification

From the agenda for the December 11, 2011 meeting of the Superior Court Rules Committee:

4-2. Proposal submitted by CBA President Gallant to amend Rule 1.10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct to provide a screening mechanism that would permit law firms to avoid imputed conflicts of interest triggered by attorneys making lateral moves from one law firm to another.

If the Superior Court Rules Committee adopts the CBA recommendation, Connecticut’s Rule 1.10 will be consistent with existing case law in Connecticut (see memorandum prepared by Attorney Marcy Stovall of Pullman Comley for the ethics committee) and will mirror ABA Rule 1.10.