Should a lawyer sign an NDA for a job interview?
August 7, 2012 7:09 PM Subscribe
I'm a lawyer at a large firm. I represent a lot of tech startups and as a general practice, lawyers at my firm don't sign NDAs to avoid potential problems and conflicts of interest. I'm interviewing for an in-house counsel position and they are insisting I sign an NDA. Any advice?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can imagine a scenario where they sue one of my clients and a litigator digs up this NDA, resulting in trouble. I've already explained my concerns about professional responsibility and my obligations to my existing clients and asked that we skip the NDA, and they have replied that all interviewees must sign. Any advice? Am I overthinking this, and it's really not a big deal? Should I just tell them I can't do the interview?