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ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation, July 30 – August 2, 2009: Ethics Jeopardy 1 Movin’ & Groovin’: ABA Addresses Lawyer Mobility with Revised Screening Rule Angela R. Elbert Sarah G. Malia Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Chicago, IL INTRODUCTION On February 16, 2009, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates voted 226 to 191 to amend ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.10(a) “Imputation of Conflicts of Interest” to allow firms to “screen” lateral attorneys who move from private...

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