Can you fire a client to avoid a conflict from a lateral hire? August 17, 2016 by Jonathan Hawkins A recent article by Joan Rogers on Bloomberg BNA discusses a recent federal case in Rhode Island and its analysis of the so-called “hot potato” doctrine. The article lays out the issue in depth and experts add helpful commentary. Law firms and lawyers in the lateral market should definitely give it a read. For those who’d like to read it, the case (Markham Concepts, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 2016 BL 236699, D.R.I., No. 15-419 S, 7/22/16) can be found here.