Laterals and Malpractice: Clear and Present Danger

Cue up the theme from Jaws: A terrifying report from insurance broker Ames & Gough reminds firms of the unexpected and the unknown dangers in the lateral waters.

In 2017, Ames & Gough released a survey of legal professional liability insurers in which nearly half of those polled – representing the majority of the Am Law 100 – reported an uptick in claims stemming from lateral hires. Alarmingly, half of these insurers traced malpractice claims to law firms not adequately resolving a conflict of interest.

Red Flags on the Rise

In the second year dominated by COVID-19, one major pandemic trend holds true: Fewer lateral lawyers are changing firms, but those who are moving are

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Avoiding the Bad Client Surprise

Nearly 20 percent of lateral partner candidates neglect to provide a comprehensive list of their clients to their prospective firms, according to Decipher Investigative Intelligence

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Responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unparalleled challenges and disruption to businesses and organizations worldwide. As the World Health Organization reports, there are still many unknowns about the

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