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Are We Headed Toward "Basic Writ Small"?

The Supreme Court's crosshairs are focused on the continued viability of the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance.

Legislation Proposed to Reform Professional-Malpractice Claims

The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill seeking to shorten the period within which a party may bring a claim.

Stern Does Not Preclude Bank. Court's Resolution of Certain Claims

The Fifth Circuit held that despite Stern, a bankruptcy court may enter a final judgment on legal-malpractice claims.

Articles »

Protecting Against Cyber-Attacks

By Matthew J. Hafey and Allen G. Haroutounian

How a law firm can defend itself from liability for cyber-security breaches.

Home Is Where the Office Is: Ethical Implications of the Virtual Office

By Seth L. Laver and Jessica L. Wuebker

While technology changes, the rules of ethics remain firm.

Practical Implications of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

By Dana S. Douglas and Kathleen M. Przywara

What the SEC's new approach to enforcement means for accounting and auditing firms.

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)


Section of Litigation Annual Conference April 9–11, 2014

The Section of Litigation Annual Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 9–11, 2014. Read more.

Seeking Contributors

The Professional Liability Litigation Committee is looking for authors for articles about professional liability and related cases. Contact an editor for more information.

Professional Liability Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editors

Scott Bertschi

Atlanta, GA

Gavin Villareal

Austin, TX

Vice Chair

Carey Menasco

New Orleans, LA

Keith Bruett

Milwaukee, WI

Patricia A. Gorham

Atlanta, GA

Saleel Sabnis

Philadelphia, PA