N.j. Ct. R. RPC 1.10

As amended through April 29, 2024
Rule RPC 1.10 - Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
(a) When lawyers are associated in a firm, none of them shall knowingly represent a client when any one of them practicing alone would be prohibited from doing so by RPC 1.7 or RPC 1.9, unless the prohibition is based on a personal interest of the prohibited lawyer and does not present a significant risk of materially limiting the representation of the client by the remaining lawyers in the firm.
(b) When a lawyer has terminated an association with a firm, the firm is not prohibited from thereafter representing a person with interests materially adverse to those of a client represented by the formerly associated lawyer and not currently represented by the firm, unless:
(1) the matter is the same or substantially related to that in which the formerly associated lawyer represented the client; and
(2) any lawyer remaining in the firm has information protected by RPC 1.6 and RPC 1.9(c) that is material to the matter.
(c) When a lawyer becomes associated with a firm, no lawyer associated in the firm shall knowingly represent a person in a matter in which that lawyer is disqualified under RPC 1.9 unless:
(1) the matter does not involve a proceeding in which the personally disqualified lawyer had primary responsibility;
(2) the personally disqualified lawyer is timely screened from any participation in the matter and is apportioned no part of the fee therefrom; and
(3) written notice is promptly given to any affected former client to enable it to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this Rule.
(d) A disqualification prescribed by this rule may be waived by the affected client under the conditions stated in RPC 1.7.
(e) The disqualification of lawyers associated in a firm with former or current government lawyers is governed by RPC 1.11.
(f) Any law firm that enters a screening arrangement, as provided by this Rule, shall establish appropriate written procedures to insure that:
(1) all attorneys and other personnel in the law firm screen the personally disqualified attorney from any participation in the matter,
(2) the screened attorney acknowledges the obligation to remain screened and takes action to insure the same, and
(3) the screened attorney is apportioned no part of the fee therefrom.

N.j. Ct. R. RPC 1.10

Adopted July 12, 1984 to be effective 9/10/1984; paragraph (b) corrected in Dewey v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 109 N.J. 201, 217-18 (1988); caption and paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) amended, paragraph (d) deleted, former paragraph (e) amended and redesignated as paragraph (d), new paragraphs (e) and (f) adopted November 17, 2003 to be effective 1/1/2004.