From the CNN article:
The decision rests on if Gourjian's work for Jackson was "substantially related" to the current case and if his work for the defense would require "Gourjian to attempt to discredit his former client directly or indirectly," Pastor said.Updated 2/15/2011:
According to Radar Online, the new member of Murray's defense team could create a conflict of interest. Sprocket___________
According to this CNN article, Joseph Low IV left Murray's defense team and has been replaced by Nareg Gourjian. Gourjian, formerly an associate of high profile attorney Mark Geragos where he assisted in the defense of Scott Peterson, Kazuyoshi Miura, and Chris Brown.
I got my first glimpse of Gourjian at one of the many hearings in the Miura case and if my memory serves me, he was in the gallery a few times during the Cameron Brown case. I was not very impressed with Low's closing argument for the defense at Murray's preliminary hearing. It also seemed to me that Judge Pastor had to educate the defense team what would happen next after the prosecution presented their closing argument.
To me, adding Gourjian to the team was a smart move. I suspect Gourjian is probably familiar with Judge Pastor's courtroom rulings from when Geragos's office was representing Cameron Brown.