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Recent SEC Publications Address Cybersecurity

These publications provide tips to investors, and also may be useful for broker-dealers and investment advisors to consider in addressing cybersecurity issues at their firms.


PPCAOB Provides Observations in Broker-Dealer Audits Subject to New Standards

A reminder for accounting professionals performing audit and attestation engagements of broker-dealers to familiarize themselves with the applicable PCAOB standards.


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.


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)


 
Announcements

Leadership Positions Available!

The Professional Services Liability Litigation Committee is looking for new talent to join its leadership. Read more.


Seeking Contributors

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


 
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