Representation of Accounting Firms

We have broad-based experienced lawyers, who represent accounting firms in all aspects of their practice. We regularly represent some of the largest accounting firms in the world in major high-stakes lawsuits throughout the country involving alleged failed audits in the context of class-action complaints, or claims brought by trustees in bankruptcy or receivers. In addition, our representation includes claims relating to sophisticated tax-related and advisory services. Moreover, we regularly represent these firms in investigations before various regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and various boards of accountancy.

Representation of Lawyers

On numerous occasions, when law firms and lawyers are involved as litigants, our lawyers have been their counsel of choice. We have represented prominent law firms of all sizes in matters involving legal malpractice claims, allegations of employment discrimination, investigations by government agencies and law firm dissolutions. In addition, we represent clients in bar disciplinary proceedings and advise practicing lawyers on ethical issues that arise during legal representation.

Representation of Physicians and Hospitals

Our litigation team has significant experience defending medical malpractice cases of all types and complexity. We represent The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and many of its physicians as well as providing insurance defense work for other physicians and medical practice groups. We have also served as personal counsel for physicians involved in malpractice cases. As a result, we are familiar with the broad range of issues applicable to medical malpractice cases.

We are in the forefront of efforts to challenge the qualifications of 'expert' witnesses and the foundations for their opinions. For example, we recently won an appeal from a victory at trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in which we convinced the court to strike the entire testimony of a psychiatrist who testified on both standard of care and damages issued against our client. We also have experience representing health care providers in professional disciplinary matters before licensing and disciplinary boards. Over the past several years, we have handled matters before the Maryland physician, dental and physical therapy boards.

Representation of Design Professionals

We also represent various other design professionals, such as architects and engineers.