Law Firm Defense
At McKenna Long & Aldridge (MLA), we recognize that attorneys practice in a litigious environment. Law firms are increasingly faced with claims by former clients, trustees in bankruptcy, and third parties to whom firms owe no obvious duties. Our approach to professional liability counsel and defense is pragmatic and preventative in nature. MLA attorneys regularly assist clients in the evaluation and resolution of professional liability claims prior to litigation. If a matter requires a trial, we have highly experienced litigators who have had major successes in cases before juries in state and federal courts nationwide. In fact, our Law Firm Defense practice includes fellows of the American College of Trial Attorneys.
We regularly work with local, regional, and national law firms, and their attorneys, to defend them in professional liability matters, disqualification proceedings, disciplinary actions, and fee disputes, in matters that include claims alleging malpractice, conflicts of interest, conspiracy, RICO, fraud, deceptive practices, and breaches of fiduciary duties. We also counsel law firms on conflicts issues, advise attorneys who are leaving law partnerships or those involved in disputes arising from law firm dissolutions, and represent firms seeking to enforce rights against departing partners.
As part of a full-service firm with 16 offices worldwide, we can also draw on the depth and breadth of legal and industry knowledge of attorneys in nearly every area of legal practice.
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