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PA Court Holds Legal-Malpractice Claims Barred by Collateral Estoppel

An attorney should avoid dabbling in practice areas with which he or she is unfamiliar, and prior litigation positions can have serious future consequences.


Malpractice Action Allows Discovery of Underlying Matter after Suit Settles

New Jersey federal court addresses the "suit within the suit."


Another Court Finds Privilege Applies to Firm In-House Counsel Communications

A new California opinion is the latest to reject the "fiduciary" or "current client" exception and uphold the attorney-client privilege.



Articles »

Taking Preventive Care to Avoid Legal-Malpractice Suits

By Saleel V. Sabnis

Recognize malpractice risk and implement prevention procedures.


An Introduction to Auditor Independence Rules

By Amelia Toy Rudolph

A basic orientation to the sources and framework of the rules.


Illinois Appeals Court Reinterprets Aspects of Accountant-Client Privilege

By Dana S. Douglas and Thomas P. Evans

The court rejected a line of federal cases that generally have been considered authoritative on the matter.


Sound Advice »

audio Federal Court Jurisdiction over Legal Malpractice Claims Arising from Patents

By Jane Webre

Jane Webre, who successfully argued Gunn v. Minton before the U.S. Supreme Court, examines both 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338 as they apply to the issue. (6:39 min)


audio Black Swans and Pension Tsunamis

By Paul Bauer

Paul Bauer discusses the "scandal of prediction" and ways to protect against false assumptions when predicting the future. (16:39 min)


 
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Professional Services Liability Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editors

Bernard Amyot

Montréal, QC, Canada


Carey Menasco

New Orleans, LA


Vice Chair

Keith Bruett

Milwaukee, WI

Jonathan Walsh

New York, New York

Patricia A. Gorham

Atlanta, GA


Saleel Sabnis

Philadelphia, PA