Conflict of Interest


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Posted by Ed Bobrow on August 14, 1997 at 14:48:57:

I would stall for time and talk to my client about what was offered and the
possible opportunity for them. Our job is to lay out all we learn and
opportunities we see for the client. If they want us to do more and help
bring about a merger, good. First, however we serve the client we signed up
with. Once on board with a client we don't jump ship. We work with, for,
and together even if a bigger fish comes along. It has been our policy not
to take on a competitive client for at least one year after we have worked
with their competitor. Sometimes we won't take them on for two years
depending on the circumstance. We did work for General Electric Silicone
Division and waited two years before we took on their competitor Dow
Corning even though they called and called asking us to work with them. In
that situation we felt at least two years had to go by before we were clear
of inadvertently supply confidential information. We also notified GE, with
Dow Corning's approval, of what we were doing.




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