January 07, 2021 Feature

Unsolicited Client Information, Potential Clients, and “Taint Shopping”

It usually takes consent from both the attorney and the potential client to form an attorney-client relationship.

Michael Downey

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“Do you have time for a quick question?” Paradox asked. “I received an email last night from a potential client,” Paradox explained. “The message provided detailed information about the potential client’s claim against a former employer.

“I know in-house counsel at the former employer,” Paradox continued, “and would be interested in representing the former employer in the case. But I am worried this email will prevent me from taking the case.”

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