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Administrative Errors Are Legal-Malpractice Traps for the Unwary

Cross Your T's and Dot Your I's.


Best Practices for Avoiding Attorney Liability to Non-Clients

There are several measures an attorney can and should take to prevent unintended attorney-client relationships.


PCAOB Adopts Rules Requiring New Disclosures for Audit Firms

Attorneys advising public accounting firms and individual engagement partners should be aware of the potential issues that may arise as a result of the new required disclosures.


Articles »

Handling Harmful or Deficient Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition Testimony

By George Denegre and Carey L. Menasco

To what extent is it binding, and what can you do about it?


Omnicare Addresses Liability for Expressions of Opinion under Section 11

By Patricia A. Gorham and Samuel J. Casey

The decision creates an ambiguous and potentially shifting landscape.


P.F. Chang's Cyber Breach Raises CGL Coverage Concerns

By Michael Luongo

The Travelers lawsuit makes clear that consumer general liability policies alone may not provide coverage for cyber incidents.


Sound Advice »

audio Inadvertent Disclosure of Privilege Documents

By Saleel Sabnis

Saleel Sabnis outlines what your options are if you ever find yourself in the unenviable position of having unintentionally disclosed documents. (9:49 min)

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

Attention Young Lawyers

Our committee is seeking to serve young lawyers and recruit them as members. You may contact our chairs, Bernard Amyot and Carey Menasco, to become involved in our committee immediately.


Bimonthly Committee Conference Call

The committee’s bimonthly calls are held at 11 a.m. Central on the first Tuesday of every other month. Our next committee conference call is scheduled for June 7, 2016. Please contact cochair Carey L. Menasco for dial-in 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 Gorham

Atlanta, GA


Saleel Sabnis

Philadelphia, PA