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Patricia Dillman, former director of Holland & Knight’s litigation support group, is suing her former firm in D.C. Superior Court, asking for $300,000 in damages. Last September, Dillman agreed to join Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s New York office. But the firm withdrew the offer because of a possible conflict raised by Holland: Hughes Hubbard was defending the American Bureau of Shipping in a lawsuit, filed by the Spanish government in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, regarding a 2002 oil spill off the coast of Spain. Holland was representing the Spanish government. According to the complaint, Dillman billed less than 15 hours as director of Holland’s litigation support group, mostly in early 2005. Dillman says she did not have access to sensitive information. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Lynne Bernabei, Dillman’s attorney. Holland, through attorney Robert Trout, has filed a motion to dismiss the case. Holland partner Mark Baker says, “Because of knowledge she gained, there was the possibility of a breach in client confidentiality.” Hughes Hubbard had no comment.
Nathan Carlile can be contacted at [email protected].

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