Former Government Lawyer
Former government lawyers are not bound by Rule 1.9(a).
Rule 1.9(c)'s prohibitions against
us[ing] information relating to the representation to the disadvantage of the former client or
reveal[ing] information relating to the representation except as these Rules would permit or require with respect to a client. Rule 1.11(a)(1).
A former government lawyer also
shall not otherwise represent a client in connection with a matter in which the lawyer participated personally and substantially as a public officer or employee, unless the appropriate government agency gives its informed consent, confirmed in writing, to the representation. Rule 1.11(a)(2).
A former government lawyer who gained confidential government information about a person at such time
may not represent a private client whose interests are adverse to that person in a matter in which the information could be used to the material disadvantage of that person. Rule 1.11(c).
Former government lawyers running afoul of Rule 1.11 can still be screened. Rule 1.11(b).