Representation of Accounting Firms

  • Representation of international accounting firm in civil cases throughout the US in connection with failure to detect the misuse via trustee of in excess of $100 million in structured settlement.
  • Representation of international accounting firm, as restructuring auditors, against professional malpractice, fraud and other claims, by a bankruptcy trustee after the company failed to emerge from a Chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Defense of an international accounting firm in a fraud and malpractice action, arising out of the bankruptcy of a large retail clothing chain.
  • Representation of international accounting firm in over twenty civil cases throughout the US, an IRS promotions examination, and a host of other government investigations regarding the company's alleged promotion of tax shelters.

Representation of Lawyers

  • Successful settlement of massive claims by the liquidating trustee of a large publicly traded thrift against a large national law firm (now defunct) and its more than 100 partners alleging legal malpractice relating to the failure of the thrift and the settlement of the underlying derivative litigation. The malpractice claims were litigated in the federal courts in the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of California. The dispute stands as one of the largest litigated cases in the Southern District.
  • Successful defense of a national law firm in a $100 million malpractice action brought by former clients alleging incompetent real estate investment advice.
  • Successful defense of a national law firm partner who was the director of a bankrupt manufacturing conglomerate, in an adversary action against the corporation's former officers, directors, and major shareholders, seeking over $200 million arising out of alleged fraudulent conveyances of corporate assets. The case settled; our client paid nothing.
  • Successful defense of a major regional law firm against claims by an investment banking firm for indemnification of a large judgment allegedly caused by the law firm's acts.

Representation of Physicians and Hospitals

  • Arbitration award in favor of our client in case involving alleged failure to diagnose and treat wrist fracture. Case was retried before a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, which also returned a defense verdict in favor of our client.
  • Judgment in favor of our client in case involving alleged permanent brain damage arising from electroconvulsive therapy and alleged psychiatric malpractice. The trial court granted our client's motion to strike the plaintiff's expert's testimony and then granted our motion for directed verdict. The judgment was affirmed on appeal.
  • Summary judgment in favor of our clients in a case involving wrongful death and survival claims arising from allegations of product liability, negligence, misrepresentation, and denial of informed consent related to the decedent's death from a neurologic disorder allegedly caused by treatment many years earlier with human growth hormone.
  • Jury verdict in favor of our client involving allegations of malpractice in connection with hip replacement surgery resulting in permanent nerve injury, partial paralysis, and chronic pain.
  • Jury verdict in favor of our client in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, involving allegations of malpractice in connection with laparoscopic surgery that allegedly resulted in permanent nerve injury.

Representation of Design Professionals

  • Defense of an engineering firm in a claim by the unit owners of a high-rise luxury condominium. The claim, which exceeded $4 million, was settled on extremely favorable terms.
  • Defense of an engineering firm that had testing and inspection responsibility for a high-rise condominium project. The firm was sued for alleged defects in construction, and the case was successfully settled prior to trial for a nuisance amount.
  • Successful representation of an architect in claim against an owner for nonpayment.
  • Jury verdict of $17.9 million in a construction case in favor of an owner. The case included claims against the architect and engineer, both of whom settled for a total of $650,000 prior to trial.