In its latest argument to stave off a former client’s $30 million lawsuit, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius says the ex-client, Towers Watson & Co., was aware that the firm might represent an adverse party and waived any conflict of interest in two engagement agreements.

In an answer to the suit filed Tuesday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Morgan Lewis said it never represented a client in a matter directly adverse to Towers Watson, which has sued Morgan Lewis as Towers Watson Delaware. But even if the firm had done so, the firm’s brief said, Towers expressly waived conflict of interest in a 2010 engagement letter, and again in 2012 when it reaffirmed the engagement.

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