In a matter involving an arbitration with a reinsurance company, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order denying Utica Mutual Insurance Company’s motion to disqualify R & Q Reinsurance Company’s attorneys, the law firm of Chadbourne & Park, LLP. Utica had unsuccessfully argued to the district court that Chadbourne should be disqualified because a part-time associate had been exposed to Utica’s confidential information. The Second Circuit further affirmed the district court’s order unsealing certain confidential non-privileged information underlying Utica’s motion to disqualify, and the district court’s decision requiring R & Q to withdraw certain discovery requests that Utica had identified as suggesting an inference of Chadbourne’s improper knowledge of Utica’s confidential information. Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. INA Reinsurance Co., No. 10-4164 (2d. Cir. Mar. 15, 2012) (See the district court disqualification and discovery orders).