In Texas employment lawsuits, sometimes both a manager and the company are named in a lawsuit.  In such situations, the employer typically provides a lawyer for the management official.  "Provides" generally means pay for.  Almost always, the same defense lawyer represents both the manager and the company.  But, the manager’s interest and the employer’s interest

Clients and potential clients sometimes ask me about possible conflicts of interest.  For purposes of a lawsuit, a conflict of interest occurs when someone has a financial conflict of interest.  That "someone" is usually the lawyer for one side or the other.  For example, if I own partial interest in a company but then represent